Lech Lecha – How Avraham Avinu Merited Eretz Yisrael – Treasuring the Land of Israel – Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
This Shiur is based on Likutey Halakhos, Orach Chaim, Hilkhos Tefillin 5, Para. 14. Central theme: the connection between Emunah – faith in Hashem – and Eretz Yisrael – the Land of Israel.
00:00 – Avraham’s faith and Hashem’s gift to him: Eretz Yisrael.
03:10 – Reference to Likutey Moharan 155.
06:03 – Rebbe Nachman’s parable about planting a kernel of wheat: “Faith means giving something room to grow.”
10:00 – Why did Moshe Rabbeinu yearn to be in the Land of Israel? True patience is acquired only in Eretz Yisrael.
13:20 – Likutey Halakhos, Orach Chaim 3, Shabbos 7, Para. 75, based on Likutey Moharan 6. Baki bEyil – Baki bNofik – mastery of ascending and descending. Darkhei Teshuva – paths of returning to Hashem. How to deal with spiritual falls or setbacks. The meaning of the words Lech-Lecha – “Go, for/to yourself…”
21:30 – The Land of Israel includes and harmonizes the many aspects of good found in all other lands.
*25:07 – When Avraham followed Hashem’s advice and set forth, he was accompanied by Lot. This alludes to the fact that when a person sets forth to serve Hashem in a new way, he is accompanied by the Yetzer Hara.
31:58 – Avraham Avinu and the famine. Crying out to Hashem after a failure.
34:29 – Q&R about Mitzrayim.
37:10 – Likutey Halakhos, Orach Chaim 1, Nefilas Apayim 6, Para. 8 – Akeidas Yitzchak (Abraham’s near-sacrifice of Isaac) – a deeper look at Avraham Avinu’s final test.
39:42 – Sara Imeinu’s prayers for rescue when she was taken prisoner in Egypt opened the gates of prayer for Am Yisrael when they were enslaved in Egypt.
40:59 – Esther HaMalka.