The Adams Street Shul

Congregation Agudas Achim Anshei Sfard

Chanukah, 5767:

Shiur with Rabbi David Maayan

'Lekutei Halachos' is a collection of
the chassidic Torahs of Rebbe Nachman of Bratslav,
written at his request by his disciple Reb Nosson.

Handout of Rabbi Maayan's Source Text: Side 1
(PDF file: 109 KB)
Handout of Rabbi Maayan's Source Text: Side 2
(PDF file: 113 KB)

The audio file of the class has been broken into two sections,
and the sections are described below for convenient reference. 
However, the sections should be heard in sequence for coherence.

Rabbi Maayan's shiur begins.  The concepts of Foundation Stone, the nature of truthfulness,
and finding openings in the darkness, are introduced.  Torah and Greek philosophy are contrasted.

Foundation Stone

(20 minutes; MP3 audio file: 5.9 MB)

Rabbi Maayan reaches the second page of the handout: 
Kabbalistic worlds of consciousness, desires and needs in prayer, and relating to the Other.
On Chanukah, every Jew is the Kohen Gadol.

The Point of Truth is Within

(35 minutes; MP3 audio file: 10.1 MB)


Rabbi David Maayan's shiur was delivered on December 16, 2006.