Speaker: Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Rosenfeld z”l plays two recordings of previous LaG B’Omer hilulas of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai z”l. “The Torah of Hashem will not be forgotten” through the protection of the sefer Zohar HaKodesh.
00:00 – Archival recording of the LaG B’Omer shiur of 5735 (1975).
04:32 – How does the Zohar HaKodesh protect the Jew in every generation?
13:35 – Rebbe Nachman’s explanation of the debate in the gemara (Shabbos 139a) about the Torah being forgotten.
21:53 – How can a regular person living now connect with the light of the Torah and tzaddikim?
24:26 – Rabbi Rosenfeld introduces an archival recording of the LaG B’Omer shiur of 5733 (1973).
29:13 – [Recording becomes more audible.] Gahl Eyd – mound of stones – Gahl is LaG.
31:11 – The gemara (Shabbos 139a) states that the Torah will be forgotten, so how can Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai contradict this? Hashem assures Am Yisrael that He will “forget” the Egel HaZahav – sin of the Golden Calf.
*36:32 – חַדֵּ֥שׁ יָמֵ֖ינוּ כְּקֶֽדֶם – “renew our days as in previous time” (Eicha/Lamentations 5:21). The power of beginnings.
37:04 – Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai achieved the same Ohr Panim – radiance of face – as Moshe Rabbeinu.
39:38 – The power of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai’s ability to remember is renewed every LaG B’Omer. Rebbe Nachman of Breslov said “Now I am here, too, to add to this power.”