February 25, 2009

Ohr HaChaim

Filed under: deep reflections — Reb Moshe @ 1:27 am

Tonight I went to the bookstore and purchased a set of Ohr HaChaim. This holy Rabbi was someone whom even the Baal Shem Compared to the Keter, which is alluded to by the sun. The Baal Shem Tov was therefore considered like the Malchut, moon.
I visited the holy grave with the Biala Rebbe once and on the way out I mentioned to the Rebbe that there was a great light shining around the kever. He smiled at me and said, “A very big light”.


  1. i never saw any light around the kever.. but i guess it’s ok if i’m blind because i’m yitzhak 🙂

    though actually now that i stop to think about it .. two years in a row i woke up one morning and told my wife: “i don’t know what’s so special about to today but it’s really full of light” (only to find out later (both times) that it was the yahrtzeit of the Ohr haHayyim)

    since i seem to have unusual experiences like this only on the yahrzeits of the Ohr HaHayyim and the Noam Elimelech i’ve recently started learning the Ohr HaHayyim in the morning and the Noam Elimelech at night. (in addition to my usual learning)

    Comment by yitz.. — February 26, 2009 @ 3:51 pm

  2. btw.. if you know of any connection between the Ohr HaHayyim and the Noam Elimelech, i’m curious …

    Like do you happen to know who the Noam Elimelech was a gilgul of? — i recently saw it written that the Ohr HaHayyim was a gilgul of the Ramak, who was a gilgul of R’Akiva.

    I wonder if they share a common connection somewhere in their shoresh…

    Comment by yitz.. — February 26, 2009 @ 3:54 pm

  3. thank you, I didn’t know the ramak connnection so now i know to learn the sefer there.
    I think there is a connection. Write the biala rebbe gabi and ask how.

    As a sofer I spend a lot of time looking at the letters so it helps with my vision. The same with kevarim, doing all these videos has given me certain insights. If you were to be around these things the same, probably you see much more then I. If you put a sour pickle into a jar of sweet pickles, eventually, it begins to have sweetness as well. I am just very lucky to be in Tzfat in a jar of sweet pickles.

    Comment by Reb Moshe — February 26, 2009 @ 11:42 pm

  4. You are very special to have seen such a light. Usually such things only appear once in a generation.

    Comment by Yonason — March 1, 2009 @ 5:24 am

  5. Really it isn’t, the light that is seen once in a generation is something far far greater. This is simply a light that is seen with training. I am going to start teaching more meditation on video with the idea of opening ones mind to seeing things. I am going to balance it back with some more shulchan oruch teachings.

    Comment by Reb Moshe — March 1, 2009 @ 6:37 pm

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