Sichos HaRan 44 – 45 – 46- 47 – 48 – 49 – The Meaning of a Name – Warning About Gematria – Protecting the Mind – The Power of Renewal – Saying Possuk for Name – Speaker: Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Rosenfeld ז”ל.
00:00 – PARAGRAPH 44. Naming a child. A person’s name is decided in Shemayim – heaven. The tradition of saying a Possuk that begins with the first letter of one’s name and ends with the last letter of one’s name.
05:05 – What is Gematria? A warning about its use: not everyone has the authority to innovate concepts from the numerical value of the Hebrew letters.
07:15 – PARAGRAPH 45. How can a person tell if they’ve prayed with a broken heart? After true heartbreak comes joy.
08:58- PARAGRAPH 46. The higher a faculty, the further it can reach. A foot can only kick something so far, a hand can project something further, a person’s speech can reach further, and a person can see even further. But the distance a mind can reach is infinitely farther than any other part of the body can access. Therefore, it’s most important to guard the holiness of one’s mind. A person’s mind is under his control. Removing bad thoughts.
16:28 – PARAGRAPH 47. The importance of making time to review one’s life every day.
20:17 – The foolishness of desiring honor. Better to do a few Mitzvos humbly than a lot of Mitzvos with arrogance.
24:39 – PARAGRAPH 48 – The power of renewal, beginning all over again, even many times each day.
35:01 – PARAGRAPH 49. Chananya, Mishael, and Azaria and their willingness to give their lives for their faith. The frogs gave their lives during the second plague in Egypt.
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