Speaker: Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Rosenfeld ז”ל.
00:00 – Jewish history resembles the waxing and waning of the moon: there were fifteen generations from Avraham Avinu to Shlomo Hamelech and the Beis HaMikdash.
12:12 – There are two kinds of wisdom – upper and lower.
13:02 – Following Shlomo Hamelech were 16 generations to Galus Bavel (the Babylonian exile).
20:52 – Gan Eden and Gehinnam are separated by a very thin, almost imperceptible boundary.
24:00 – How anger destroys a person’s soul.
25:37 – The importance of answering אמן to a blessing.
28:00 – Hashem rewards good deeds far more than He punishes for mistakes.
33:09 – Why two people can never be compared.
34:16 – The waning of the moon resembles the thin boundary between Gan Eden and Gehinnam. The decline of Am Yisrael in the generations after Shlomo HaMelech. While the nations that conquered Israel eventually disappeared, Am Yisrael is compared to the phoenix.
35:58 – Blessing of the new moon.
*37:41 – “For a person who has daas – it’s as if the Beis HaMikdash is rebuilt in his days” (Sanhedrin 92a).