Tu BeShevat – the Rosh Hashanah for trees, is also the birthday of Rav Nasan of Nemirov. Mysteries of birth, the splitting of the Yam Suf (Red Sea) and Parshas Beshalach in light of Breslov chassidus. Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
00:00 – The fifteenth day of the month of Shevat is the New Year of trees, when their “rebirth” begins. Similarly, forty days before a birth, the child’s destiny is proclaimed in heaven. Two opinions about when Adam was created: either Rosh Chodesh Nissan or Rosh Hashanah. Considering the first opinion: forty days before the 25th of Adar (the first of the six days of Bereishis) is Tu BeShevat.
08:08 – Serach Bas Asher helps Moshe Rabeynu locate the coffin of Yosef HaTzaddik. The coffin is brought up from the depths of the Nile through the use of one of Hashem’s Names. Moshe writes Alei Shor – “Rise up, ox.” on an earthenware shard.
09:26 – A child, Micha, watched Moshe Rabeynu use the Name of Hashem and retrieved the shard. He later threw it into the fire when the Golden Calf was formed.
12:56 – Likutey Moharan Torah 211: One of the main reasons we travel to the gravesites of tzaddikim before Rosh Hashanah is related to Moshe Rabeynu connecting to Yosef HaTzaddik at the time of the geulah (redemption).
21:00 – On Sotah 14, the BaCH says the reason the gravesite of Moshe Rabeynu is hidden is that if Bnei Yisrael would go there and ask him to pray for the exile to be over, Moshe Rabeynu would do that, even if it wasn’t the right time for the end of exile.
23:47 – History of the gravesite of Rebbe Nachman in Uman. The Heidemack uprising, Count Potaki and his daughter, Sofia, the 30,000 martyrs of the Chmielnitsky massacre in Uman.*
26:36 – The Ten Martyrs – Rabbi Akiva, Rabbi Shmuel Kohen Gadol, Rabbi Shimon ben Gamliel and how it relates to Rebbe Nachman’s gravesite in Uman.
31:29 – The Bnei Yisrael at the Yam Suf (the Red Sea). Hashem asks, “Why are you screaming to Me?” Parnassa and finding one’s zivug is as difficult as the splitting of the Yam Suf. It’s the person’s lack of faith that makes these things difficult. Mon hu? (“What is this?” when Bnei Yisrael asked about the manna) contains the same letters as emunah (faith in Hashem).
36:57 – Conclusion and review.
38:31 – Questions and responses.
41:23 – Best wishes for the New Year that begins on Tu BeShevat.