Vol 7.25 - Hosafot - Supplement        Spanish French Audio  Video

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Vayikra 205
1.         Explanation of Rambam (Peireush HaMishnayot 1:23 – “Therefore a kohen”)
2.         Fitting what is written in Likkutei Torah (Naso 29:2) that the voluntary Mincha offering is brought in an Egyptian basket with the Talmud (Sotah 14b) that invalidates it
  Beit Nisan 206
1.         Revelation of Torat HaChassidus in the latter generations and the greatness of the work “Rosh Hashanah 5766” of the Rebbe Rashab
  Tzav 210
1.         Explanation  of the view of Rashi (Beg Talmud Berachot) that the Sages did not enact that the offering of the fats and limbs  be limited until midnight
2.         Debate if Tumah is an additional thing that automatically comes or if it comes due to a lack of holiness
  Shabbat HaGadol 212
1.         The lesson from Shabbat HaGadol – The effect on the Nations             
Yud-Alef Nisan 5732 – explanations of Psalms 71   213

(Ps.71:1): “In You, O L-rd, have I taken refuge; let me never be ashamed”     213

        (בְּךָ יְהֹוָה חָסִיתִי אַל אֵבוֹשָׁה לְעוֹלָם)   

Have we not been shamed in the world? etc


(Ps.71:2): “With Your charity, You shall save me and rescue me; extend Your ear to me and save me“    215

(בְּצִדְקָתְךָ תַּצִּילֵנִי וּתְפַלְּטֵנִי הַטֵּה אֵלַי אָזְנְךָ וְהוֹשִׁיעֵנִי

Explanation of the Midrash: “You do not save us because of our charity and good deeds etc.”


(Ps.71:3):  “Be for me a sheltering rock in which to enter continually; You commanded (others) to save me because You are my rock and my fortress” 216

(הֱיֵה לִי | לְצוּר מָעוֹן לָבוֹא תָמִיד צִוִּיתָ לְהוֹשִׁיעֵנִי כִּי סַלְעִי וּמְצוּדָתִי אָתָּה)

Differences between this verse and Tehillim 31:3


(Ps 71:4): “My G-d, rescue me from the hands of the wicked, from the palm of him who treats unjustly and robs”  219

(אֱלֹהַי פַּלְּטֵנִי מִיַּד רָשָׁע מִכַּף מְעַוֵּל וְחוֹמֵץ)

The three terms wicked, him who treats unjustly, and robs. Yet by “him who treats unjustly” it mentions “from the hand”


(Ps.71:5): “For You are my hope, O L-rd G-d, my trust since my youth”  221

(כִּי אַתָּה תִקְוָתִי אֲדֹנָי יֱהֹוִה מִבְטַחִי מִנְּעוּרָי)

Explanation of the Midrash “’ since my youth’ from the days of Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov”


(Ps.71:6):  “I relied on You from birth; from my mother's womb You drew me; my praise is always in You” 223

(עָלֶיךָ | נִסְמַכְתִּי מִבֶּטֶן מִמְּעֵי אִמִּי אַתָּה גוֹזִי בְּךָ תְהִלָּתִי תָמִיד

Explanation of the Midrash “’ I relied on You from birth’ – in Galut Mitzrayim “


(Ps.71:7):   “I was an example for the multitude, but You were my strong shelter” 225

 (כְּמוֹפֵת הָיִיתִי לְרַבִּים וְאַתָּה מַחֲסִי עֹז

Explanation of the Midrash “’I was an example for the multitude’ many miracles did You perform for me in Egypt and at the Sea”


(Ps.71:8):   “My mouth will be filled with Your praise, all the days with Your glory“ 228

(יִמָּלֵא פִי תְּהִלָּתֶךָ כָּל הַיּוֹם תִּפְאַרְתֶּךָ)

Explanation of the Talmud (Berachot 3b) “If one forgot and brought food into his mouth without a blessing etc.”


(Ps.71:9): “Do not cast me away at the time of old age; when my strength fails, do not forsake me“   230

(אַל תַּשְׁלִיכֵנִי לְעֵת זִקְנָה כִּכְלוֹת כֹּחִי אַל תַּעַזְבֵנִי)

Explanation of what is written in the sefer Or Meir in the name of the Baal Shem Tov that it seemingly is not understood.  For it appears that one does not need so much help from G-d, in one’s youth etc.


(Ps.71:10): “For my enemies said of me, and those who watch for my soul took counsel together, (Saying, G-d has forsaken him; pursue and seize him, for there is no rescuer”) 233

 (כִּי אָמְרוּ אוֹיְבַי לִי וְשֹׁמְרֵי נַפְשִׁי נוֹעֲצוּ יַחְדָּו)

Explanation according to what is written in Likkutei Torah, that the curses in Parshat Bechukotai are actually blessings. Story of the Mitteler Rebbe at Parshat Tavo            

Yud-Alef Nisan 5732 Blessing 235
1.         Blessing to those that bless and the connection to the advantage of the “eighth” day over the seven days of inauguration
2.         The connection between blessing to “This month will be for you”
3.         Advantage of the aspect of “toil” and its connection to each and every Yisroel, even children            
Pesach 242
1.         The meaning of “The time of our freedom” – Matan Torah
2.         An effluence of freedom and happiness of Pesach throughout the whole year
3.         The miracles of Egypt – the opposite of nature of holiness – and this must be in all aspects of Torah and Mitzvot
4.         An effluence of freedom throughout the whole year – in all paths you should know Him
5.         Distributing Shmurah Matzoh
6.         Matzoh – bread of faith and health
7.         Going from step to step in the aspect of faith
8.         Happiness breaks all boundaries
9.         The time of freedom of the soul – the body is sustained from the food of faith just as Pesach’s main aspect comes to eating
10.     The beginning of the Nation of Israelites through faith ( I remember the kindness of your youth etc) and also in each generation
11.     Spiritual freedom is primary and therefore the beginning of Pesach is with the fulfillment of a Mitzvah
12.     The time of going out of Egypt – a very auspicious time for growing in spirituality and receiving effluence from the Rebbe
13.     The time between Pesach and Shavuot has within it a special quality to strengthen Torah and Mitzvot and especially for women
14.     The women in Mitzrayim raised the children that said at the splitting of the Red Sea: “This is my G-d”
15.     Connection of the time between Purim and Pesach to women
16.     The emphasis of Peach on education
17.     Our service is like soldiers whose foundation is their faith is in the leader of all the troops – the Rebbe. And the connection to Pesach
18.     The hint in Maot Chitim (funds for Pesach) before Pesach – refinement of the body and not Asceticism
19.     Bringing all Bnei Yisroel close to Torah and Mitzvot            
First days of Pesach 256
1.         Saying Hallel when slaughtering the Pesach
2.         Two Tavshilim (cooked foods) in the time of the Temple
3.         “Hei Lachma Anya” (This is the bread of affliction) – the reason that it was placed at beginning of “Maggid” and the preciseness of the word “Hei” ( and not “Keha” ( this is like)
4.         The hint, in many aspects of the Hagaddah, of the importance of bringing all Yisroel to Torah and Mitzvot
5.         To the students of the Yeshiva – the lesson from the Four Sons of the Hagaddah             
Chol HaMoed Pesach 266
1.         When Shabbat does not intercede between the days of Chol HaMoed - the special lesson in this – adding in Torah learning
2.         “Pesach”- a mouth (Peh) that speaks (Sach) – speaking words of Torah – This must also apply to women             
Shevii Shel Pesach 269
1.         As if there occurred, on this day (every year), the splitting of the Sea and the that Song at the Sea             
Acharon Shel Pesach 278
1.         The concept of Seudat Moshiach that was revealed specifically through the Baal Shem Tov
2.         The advantage of Matzoh on the seven days over that of the “first night”
3.         The Four Cups of Seudat Moshiach that was revealed through the Rebbe Rashab
4.         Strengthening and establishing communities of our brothers – Bnei Yisroel             
Days of Sefirah  278
1.         The lesson from the days of Sefirah – the preciousness of time – especially in Eretz Yisroel
2.         The preciousness of time - especially for those that have influence on others
3.         Siyum of Tanya (Volume 1) and the beginning of Volume 2 and the connection to the days of Sefirah.
4.         Every day an addition in the light connected with receiving the Torah
5.         “Today is two days” and not “the second day” etc
6.         Preparation to receiving the Torah especially regarding children. Our children are our guarantors
7.         Debate in the law of Counting the Omer and Shavuot when crossing the international date line
8.         The law regarding someone who is doubtful which day of Sefirah it is
9.         If it is proper to say Kaddish after Counting the Omer  after Aleinu             
Shmini   297
1.         A Torah scholar must possess an eighth of an eighth of ego .. “Shmini” “Shmona” “Shamna” (The year that Parshat Shemini is read eight times should be a “fat” year)
2.         Torat Kohanim (beg of Parsha): “Just as He is unique (yechidi) etc”. Explanation  of the Baal Shem Tov on this in Tzaavat HaRivash (will)
3.         Explanation  of Rashi (Lev 9:23): “my brother Aharon is suitable and better that me etc” according to Chassidus
4.         Why should the lot be worse of those that receive from the Three unclean Klipot
5.         Scrupulousness (hiddur) in kashrut regarding children             
Iyar 300
1.         Iyar is an acronym of Avraham Yitzchak Yaakov Rachel – Rachel and not David. Reish represents extra humility; Necessity for conversion according to Halacha
2.         The patriarchs are the chariot (Merkava)
3.         The month of Spring (ziv) where the radiant ones – "zivtanim" (the patriarchs) were born
4.         Every day has the Mitzvah of Counting the Omer. The beginning of the construction of the First Temple
5.         Thirtieth of Nisan – connection of Nisan and Iyar             
Tazria 304
1.         Awakening in a manner of “a son is born” ; Sifra Parshat Shemini: “You should remove that Yetzer HaRa from your hearts” etc
2.         The conduct of a woman after birth in learning Sichot etc
3.         The beginning of the entering of the holy soul at the time of circumcision
4.         Many levels of the entering of the holy soul which are dependent upon time: Mila, stage of Chinuch Obligation to observe Mitzvot etc
5.         Shehechiyanu prayer at a circumcision
6.         Delaying a Bris etc in order to get a large attendance
7.         Giving names – if they are dependent of the father or mother
8.         A person is master of his name and can change it
9.         In Targum Yonason ( Lev 13:1 31) he does not translate “and to Aharon”
10.     Explanation  in Likkutei Torah s.v. “Kamifligi” end of chapter 1, ibid end of chapter 2, chapter 3 and 4             
Metzorah   311
1.         The manner of making a mikveh on top of a cistern (otzar) according to the enactment of the Rebbe Rashab
2.         The advantage of the above enactment (Mikveh)
3.         The advantage of immersing in a Mikveh
4.         There must be Torah study , even before accepting this custom (Mikveh)
5.         Guarding one’s libido (Shmiras HaBris)
6.         If the prohibition of wasting seed is a counted as one of the (613) Mitzvot
7.         Tikkun (rectifications) for a nocturnal emission
8.         Immersing when one sees mayim chalukim (emits drops) (Magen Avraham 606:8 and beg. 88)
9.         The amount of immersings
10.     The boundary of tumah of Niddah and Zavah in Avodat HaAdam and the prohibition of touching etc
11.     Siyum Talmud (shas) – the difference between tumah of Niddah and tumah of Zavah in Avodat HaAdam and the connection to the beginning of Talmud            
Acharei 319
1.         Explanation  of the words of Zohar (3:145b) that a kohen that is not married is prohibited from service
2.         Debate in the nature of the prohibition of adultery and its responsibility on the woman            
Kedoshim 320
1.         Aliyah to Eretz Yisroel – an increase of holiness in “You shall be holy”
2.         “You shall be holy” restraint from extraneousness. All the community of Bnei Yisroel, and the necessity for this – “For I am holy”
3.         Removing the beard in prohibited according to the ruling of the Tzemach Tzedek
4.         Not to trim (leyasher) the beard
5.         The importance of scrupulousness in growing the beard
6.         The Tikkun (rectification) for baseless hatred – baseless love
Emor 327
1.         To adjure the adults on the children – power of speech over the power of deed and in a manner of Pesach Sheini – Teshuvah
2.         To adjure the adults on the children in insects, blood and Tumah
3.         The source for the Mitzvah of burial from the Torah
4.         To the tenth convention of N’shei Chabad. “I will be sanctified amidst the Bnei Yisroel” – specifically ten
5.         The actions of the Kohen Gadol on Yom Kippur in the holy of holies has an influence on the entire year
6.         The reason that the publicizing of the reaping of the Omer was less than the happiness of the Water Drawing             
Lag B'Omer 331
1.         The Sicha of Lag B'Omer 5727 . The lesson from Rashbi – the merit of Yisroel, in the year of Hakhel, and specifically in the Holy Land; through increasing Torah study in their merit
2.         Letter of Lag B'Omer 5727. Year of Hakhel, Ahavat Yisroel and the merit of Yisroel
3.         Hilulah of Rashbi – a special day to learn Pnimiyut HaTorah ( the inner aspects of Torah)
4.         Pri Etz Chaim ( Dubavna edition) that Rashbi was from the students of R’ Akiva who died between Pesach and Shavuot
5.         “Lag B'Omer” is the gematria (numerical value) of Moshe
6.         Lag B'Omer and the revelation of the Baal Shem Tov
7.         Lag B'Omer - a special day for awankening  the learning of  Pnimiyut HaTorah ( the inner aspects of Torah)
8.         The lesson of Lag B'Omer to women
9.         The drawing of Pnimiyut HaTorah in all the powers of a person and in his details
10.     Explanation  of “they did not exhibit honor to each other” (Tal Yevomot 62b) and the lesson in Ahavat Yisroel specifically for the children
11.     The necessity of learning Chassidus in our times. The sources in Chassidus that mention the Rashbi. The Explanation  of the saying of the sages (Tal Yerushalmi Sanh. 1:2) that R’ Akiva said to Rashbi “ it is sufficient that I and your Creator recognize your strength”
12.      Lag B'Omer - Spreading the wellsprings of Chassidus out of Ahavat Yisroel and self-sacrifice. Revelation of Pnimiyut HaTorah ( the inner aspects of Torah)
13.      The foundation for the Mitzvot between man and his fellow – accepting the yoke of Heaven
14.     The writing of the name: “Akiva” (alef or hei)
15.     Haircut for a child whose birthday is on the twenty-third of Nisan – on Lag B'Omer.
16.     Haircut for a child whose birthday is on Chol HaMoed Pesach
17.     Not to postpone the haircut from the fourteenth of Shvat to Lag B'Omer.
18.     The time of enrolling the child into Cheder. If one should refrain from learning before three years old
19.     The custom of the first haircut on the third birthday
20.     Not to postpone the haircut from the birthday to Lag B'Omer.
21.     The sending of the students of Tomchei Tmimim to Australia and the instructions on the trip
Behar 355
22.     Writing a Prozbull at the end of the sixth year
23.     The whole year of Shmittah is like Shabbat - Shabbat to G-d. The comparison between Shmittah to the sanctity of Shabbat             
Bechukosai 360
1.         Holiness, purity and modesty – the foundations of G-d’s Mishkan – specifically for women
2.         Explanation of the verse: “If you will walk in My statutes etc” according to Chassidus
3.         Explanation   of the verse: “They will stumble over one other” in a positive manner
4.         The tenth will be holy - in any event, Yet there needs to be an action of going out of one’s place, The lengthy debate in this

Pirkei Avot

Perek 1    364

The source for the statement that Avtalyon taught students that were unworthy.

Avtalyon and his Gilgul

Perek 3  365

Knowledge and free choice, explained in detail

Perek 5   368

Explanation of the order:  five years old for the study of Scripture. Eighteen, for marriage. Twenty, to pursue (a livelihood)

Explanation of what is written the Sefer Derech HaChaim (from the Maharal) that Avraham said with him () and Bilaam s – as is stated in the Tanchuma and in Vayikra Rabba

Be bold as a leopard etc. corresponds to the four letters of G-d’s name and their purpose if to do G-d’s will (The upper point  (Tag) on the letter Yud

Perek 6 370

“Whoever studies Torah for Torah's sake alone, merits many things; not only that, but (the creation of) the entire world is worthwhile for him alone.




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