Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon. Text: Likutey Halakhos, Orach Chaim, Hilkhos Tefillin 5, Para. 14. What’s the connection between emunah (Jewish faith) and Eretz Yisrael – the Land of Israel?
00:00 – Avraham’s faith and Hashem’s gift to him: Eretz Yisrael.
06:40 – Likutey Moharan 1, Torah 155. Rebbe Nachman’s parable about planting a kernel of wheat: “Faith means giving something room to grow.”
10:45 – Why did Moshe Rabeynu 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 1, Torah 6. Darkhei Tshuva (The many paths of return). How to deal with spiritual falls or setbacks. The meaning of the words lech-lecha – “go… for/to yourself.”
22:30 – The Land of Israel includes and combines the good found in all other lands.
29:00 – Avraham Avinu and the famine. Crying out to Hashem after a failure.
39:00 – Likutey Halakhos, Orach Chaim 1, Nefilas Apayrim 6, Para. 8 – Akeidas Yitzchak (Abraham’s near-sacrifice of Isaac) – a deeper look at Avraham Avinu’s final test.