Orlah 5 – Para. 6-7 – Tu BeShevat – Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon
00:00 – Tu BeShevat (the fifteenth day of the eleventh lunar month) is the central moment of its season. The 12 tribes correspond to the 12 months and are branches of the “tree” of Yaakov’s sons. The bas ayin (pupil of the eye) relates to the power of discernment. Sulam Yaakov (Jacob’s ladder) connects the lower and upper worlds through the humility accessible in Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) and the Even Shasiya (Foundation Stone).
16:58 – (Lesson 187b). Arrogance is overcome through the proper use of wealth and repairing priorities with money.
29:25 – Overcoming arrogance strengthens the bas ayin – true discernment.
36:05 – (Lesson 187c). Explanation of Likutey Moharan Torah 98 about how, through his eyes, the tzaddik can destroy the arrogant.
43:46 – Reb Michel Dorfman z”l explained how the tzaddik is able to grant his “eyes” to someone who comes to him with humility.
52:54 – Because arrogance is the result of improper vision, it is repaired through seeing oneself as less than one believes to be.
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