Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Benzion Rosenfeld, zt"l

The Fifth Generation
A memorial to Rabbi Rosenfeld, zt"l (1922-1978)

The 11th of Kislev is the yahrzeit of Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Rosenfeld z"l. He brought many to the teachings of Rabbeinu Zal. He enriched every mitzva and every nuance of kedusha with down-to-earth excitement, total faith and bitachon. We are sincerely grateful for a rabbi who was one-stop source for amazing ruchnious and gashmious advice. So many years after his passing we still feel a deep void. 

A scion of a Breslov family, the Rosenfelds trace their lineage back to Reb Aharon, the Rav of Breslov and Reb Shmuel Yitzchak, the Rav of Tcherin, both of whom were among the most prominent followers of Rebbe Nachman.  Born in Gydinia, Poland in 1922, Reb Zvi Aryeh was stricken with diphtheria when he was just six months old.  His father, Reb Yisrael Abba, went to the Chofetz Chaim and asked the aged sage to alter the baby's name (customarily done for someone seriously ill).  The name Benzion was added. 

The family arrived in the United States in 1924.  Growing up in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, Reb Zvi Aryeh attended the Rabbi Chaim Berlin School and then Yeshivah Torah Vodaat High School.  Afterwards he studied under the world renowned Rabbi Avraham Yafen, in the Navardi -- Beis Yosef Yeshivah.  At age twenty-three, after completing the entire Talmud for the second time along with his many other studies, Reb Zvi Aryeh was ordained as a rabbi (given smichah). 

Assuming responsibility for some of his father's charitable obligations, after the latter's passing in 1947, Reb Zvi Aryeh began corresponding with Reb Avraham Sternhartz in Jerusalem.  Make his first of over fifty trips to the Holy Land in 1949, he met with Reb Avraham, who instilled in Reb Zvi Aryeh the burning need to spread  Rebbe Nachman's teachings in America. This became his life's mission, and for thirty years Reb Zvi Aryeh was a pioneer in the baal teshuvah movement in the United States -- all the while introducing more and more people to Rebbe Nachman's teachings.  He encountered angry parents, threats to his life and family, and was even made to face charges for kidnapping (see Rabbi Nachman's Stories #12).  Yet, he continued to be active in different aspects of the world Breslov scene today. 

Forever giving lessons and lectures, Reb Zvi Aryeh loved to share his vast knowledge of the Talmud, Midrash, Zohar, Kabbalah and Rabbi Nachman's teachings in classes attended by Sefardim and Ashkenazim alike. 

He also excelled in worldly wisdom and was able to dispense sound advice in financial matters. Yet, materially he himself lived a very meager existence, with only a teacher's salary to support himself and his family. 

Aside from the time he spent teaching in school and lecturing on Rebbe Nachman, Reb Zvi Aryeh devoted himself to collecting funds to build the Breslov Yeshivah in Jerusalem.  Exhorted by Reb Avraham Sternhartz and encouraged by Reb Eliyahu Chaim Rosen, he raised most of the construction costs.  When the building was finished, he continued to raise funds to publish Rebbe Nachman's works in Hebrew.  He also pioneered the translation of Rebbe Nachman's teachings into English.  This began with Rabbi Nachman's Wisdom, which Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan translated at Reb Zvi Aryeh's behest.  Actually, Reb Zvi Aryeh himself edited the book. 

Reb Zvi Aryeh also raised and distributed funds for he needy Breslover families in Israel.  He had an immense love for the Holy Land and wished to settle there himself.  The one thing which always held him back was the new students that kept joining his classes each year.  He once decided that should a whole year go by without a new student being attracted, he'd move to Jerusalem.  Stricken with cancer at age 56, he finally moved to Jerusalem in the summer of 1978, thereby giving himself a few months to prepare for his passing. 

Even when he became bed-ridden and extremely weak, his students would study the Talmud and Zohar at his bedside, with Reb Zvi Aryeh following the discourse and interjecting points from time to time.  A father figure to his students, many of them came to Israel for a few days just to spend one last time with him.  For as long as it was possible, he continued reciting the Tikkun HaKlali, often with the assistance of one of his students. Reb Zvi Aryeh left a legacy which includes thousands of hours of taped classes and lectures, all of which give insight into Rebbe Nachman's teachings as the relate to all aspects of Torah. 

(From: Crossing the Narrow Bridge
1989 Breslov Research Institute

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Joshua (1 tape series)

  1. The Book of Joshua - Joshua 1
Judges (3 tape series)
  1. Judges #1 - Judges 1-12
  2. Judges #2 - Judges 13-16
  3. Judges #3 - Judges 17-end
Samuel 1 (3 tape series)
  1. Samuel, Book 1 #1 - Samuel 1,1-4
  2. Samuel, Book 1 #2 - Samuel 1,5-16
  3. Samuel, Book 1 #3 - Samuel 1,17-28
Samuel 2 (3 tape series)
  1. Samuel, Book 2 #1 - Samuel 2,1-11
  2. Samuel, Book 2 #2 - Samuel 2,12-13
  3. Samuel, Book 2 #3 - Samuel 2,14-21
Kings 1 (5 tape series)
  1. Kings, Book 1 #1 - Kings 1,1
  2. Kings, Book 1 #2 - Kings 1,2-11
  3. Kings, Book 1 #3 - Kings 1,12-14
  4. Kings, Book 1 #4 - Kings 1,15-18
  5. Kings, Book 1 #5 - Kings 1,19-21
Kings 2 (7 tape series)
  1. Kings, Book 2 #1 - Kings 2,1-2 and Questions and Answers | Special Recording
  2. Kings, Book 2 #2 - Kings 2,3-4
  3. Kings, Book 2 #3 - Kings 2,5-7
  4. Kings, Book 2 #4 - Kings 2,8-12
  5. Kings, Book 2 #5 - Kings 2,13-17
  6. Kings, Book 2 #6 - Kings 2,18-19
  7. Kings, Book 2 #7 - Kings 2,20
Job (2 tape series)
  1. The Book of Job #1 - Kings 2,end - Job
  2. The Book of Job #2 - Job
Daniel (3 tape series)
  1. The Book of Daniel #1 - Daniel
  2. The Book of Daniel #2 - Daniel
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Eyn Yaacov (medium difficulty, no knowledge of Hebrew required)

Shabbos (9 tape series) 
Order EY-SH #1-9
  1. Eyn Yaacov, Shabbos #1
  2. Eyn Yaacov, Shabbos #2, 32
  3. Eyn Yaacov, Shabbos #3
  4. Eyn Yaacov, Shabbos #4, 55
  5. Eyn Yaacov, Shabbos #5
  6. Eyn Yaacov, Shabbos #6, 89
  7. Eyn Yaacov, Shabbos #7, 113
  8. Eyn Yaacov, Shabbos #8, 127-149
  9. Eyn Yaacov, Shabbos #9, 152-156
Eruvin (2 tape series)
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  1. Eyn Yaacov - Eruvin #1, 13
  2. Eyn Yaacov - Eruvin #2, 54
Pesachim (5 tape series)
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  1. Eyn Yaacov - Pesachim #1, 22
  2. Eyn Yaacov - Pesachim #2
  3. Eyn Yaacov - Pesachim #3, 54-75
  4. Eyn Yaacov - Pesachim #4, 109-113
  5. Eyn Yaacov - Pesachim #5
Yoma (5 tape series)
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  1. Eyn Yaacov - Yoma #1, 35b
  2. Eyn Yaacov - Yoma #2, 35b-44b
  3. Eyn Yaacov - Yoma #3, 63b
  4. Eyn Yaacov - Yoma #4, 72b-75b
  5. Eyn Yaacov - Yoma #5, 86b
Succah (3 tape series)
Oder EY-SU #1-3
  1. Eyn Yaacov - Succah #1, 23b-29b
  2. Eyn Yaacov - Succah #2, 49b-51b
  3. Eyn Yaacov - Succah #3, 56b
Rosh Hashanah (4 tape series)
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  1. Eyn Yaacov - Rosh Hashanah #1, 10b
  2. Eyn Yaacov - Rosh Hashanah #2, 16
  3. Eyn Yaacov - Rosh Hashanah #3, 24, Megillah #1
Megillah (4 tape series)
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  1. Eyn Yaacov - Megillah #2, 11
  2. Eyn Yaacov - Megillah #3, 13
  3. Eyn Yaacov - Megillah #4, 28
Taanis (6 tape series)
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  1. Eyn Yaacov - Taanis #1, 5
  2. Eyn Yaacov - Taanis #2, 8
  3. Eyn Yaacov - Taanis #3, 18
  4. Eyn Yaacov - Taanis #4, 83
  5. Eyn Yaacov - Taanis #5
  6. Eyn Yaacov - Taanis #6
Moed Katan (2 tape series)
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  1. Eyn Yaacov - Moed Katan #1
  2. Eyn Yaacov - Moed Katan #2
Chagiga (3 tape series)
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  1. Eyn Yaacov - Chagiga #1
  2. Eyn Yaacov - Chagiga #2
  3. Eyn Yaacov - Chagiga #3
Yerushalmi Shekalim (1 tape series)
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  1. Eyn Yaacov - Yerushalmi Shekalim #1, Perek 5
Yevamos (5 tape series)
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  1. Eyn Yaacov - Yevamos #1, 2
  2. Eyn Yaacov - Yevamos #2
  3. Eyn Yaacov - Yevamos #3
  4. Eyn Yaacov - Yevamos #4
  5. Eyn Yaacov - Yevamos #5
Kesubos (7 tape series)
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  1. Eyn Yaacov - Kesubos #1, 9
  2. Eyn Yaacov - Kesubos #2
  3. Eyn Yaacov - Kesubos #3
  4. Eyn Yaacov - Kesubos #4 (in preparation)
  5. Eyn Yaacov - Kesubos #5
  6. Eyn Yaacov - Kesubos #6 (in preparation)
  7. Eyn Yaacov - Kesubos #7
Nedarim (3 tape series)
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  1. Eyn Yaacov - Nedarim #1 (in preparation)
  2. Eyn Yaacov - Nedarim #2 (in preparation)
  3. Eyn Yaacov - Nedarim #3
Gitin (5 tape series)
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  1. Eyn Yaacov - Gitin #1 (in preparation)
  2. Eyn Yaacov - Gitin #2, Kamzta and Bar Kamtza
  3. Eyn Yaacov - Gitin #3
  4. Eyn Yaacov - Gitin #4
Sotah (10 tape series)
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  1. Eyn Yaacov - Sotah #1, 2
  2. Eyn Yaacov - Sotah #2
  3. Eyn Yaacov - Sotah #3
  4. Eyn Yaacov - Sotah #4
  5. Eyn Yaacov - Sotah #5
  6. Eyn Yaacov - Sotah #6
  7. Eyn Yaacov - Sotah #7
  8. Eyn Yaacov - Sotah #8, 45-47
  9. Eyn Yaacov - Sotah #9, 47-49
  10. Eyn Yaacov - Sotah #10, 49
  11. Eyn Yaacov - Sotah #11
Kiddushin (5 tape series)
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  1. Eyn Yaacov - Kiddushin #1, 2-30
  2. Eyn Yaacov - Kiddushin #2, 30-32
  3. Eyn Yaacov - Kiddushin #3, 33-40
  4. Eyn Yaacov - Kiddushin #4, 40-80
  5. Eyn Yaacov - Kiddushin #5, 81
Bava Kamma (5 tape series)
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  1. Eyn Yaacov - Bava Kamma #1, 2-38
  2. Eyn Yaacov - Bava Kamma #2, 38
  3. Eyn Yaacov - Bava Kamma #3 (in preparation)
  4. Eyn Yaacov - Bava Kamma #4 (in preparation)
  5. Eyn Yaacov - Bava Kamma #5
Bava Metzia (7 tape series)
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  1. Eyn Yaacov - Bava Metzia #1, 2-33
  2. Eyn Yaacov - Bava Metzia #2, 38-59
  3. Eyn Yaacov - Bava Metzia #3, 59-84
  4. Eyn Yaacov - Bava Metzia #4, 84-85
  5. Eyn Yaacov - Bava Metzia #5, 85-86
  6. Eyn Yaacov - Bava Metzia #6, 86-107
  7. Eyn Yaacov - Bava Metzia #7, 119
Bava Basra (14 tape series)
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  1. Eyn Yaacov - Bava Basra #1, 3-9
  2. Eyn Yaacov - Bava Basra #2, 9-10
  3. Eyn Yaacov - Bava Basra #3, 10
  4. Eyn Yaacov - Bava Basra #4
  5. Eyn Yaacov - Bava Basra #5
  6. Eyn Yaacov - Bava Basra #6
  7. Eyn Yaacov - Bava Basra #7
  8. Eyn Yaacov - Bava Basra #8, 41-73
  9. Eyn Yaacov - Bava Basra #9
  10. Eyn Yaacov - Bava Basra #10, 91
  11. Eyn Yaacov - Bava Basra #11, 92-115
  12. Eyn Yaacov - Bava Basra #12, 116-118
  13. Eyn Yaacov - Bava Basra #13, 123
  14. Eyn Yaacov - Bava Basra #14, Sanhedrin
Sanhedrin (39 tape series)
Order EY-SA #1-39
  1. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #1, 2-19
  2. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #2
  3. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #3
  4. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #4 (in preparation)
  5. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #5
  6. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #6
  7. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #7
  8. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #8
  9. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #9
  10. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #10, 56
  11. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #11, 58-63
  12. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #12, 63-68
  13. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #13, 68
  14. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #14, 70
  15. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #15, 76
  16. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #16, 85
  17. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #17, 90
  18. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #18, 91
  19. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #19, 92
  20. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #20, 93
  21. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #21, 94
  22. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #22, 96
  23. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #23, 97
  24. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #24, 98
  25. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #25, 98
  26. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #26, 99
  27. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #27, 100
  28. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #28, 101
  29. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #29, 102
  30. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #30, 102
  31. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #31, 104
  32. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #32, 105
  33. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #33, 105
  34. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #34, 107
  35. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #35, 108
  36. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #36, 109
  37. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #37, 110
  38. Eyn Yaacov - Sanhedrin #38, 113

Eyn Yaacov, continued. (medium difficulty, no knowledge of Hebrew required)

Makos (4 tape series)
Order EY-MA #1-4
  1. Eyn Yaacov - Makos #1, 7
  2. Eyn Yaacov - Makos #2, 10
  3. Eyn Yaacov - Makos #3, 23
  4. Eyn Yaacov - Makos #4, 24, Shevuos #1
Shevuos (3 tape series)
Order EY-SV #1-3
  1. Eyn Yaacov - Shevuos #2, 12
  2. Eyn Yaacov - Shevuos #3, 26, Edyos Perek #1
Edyos Perek (3 tape series)
Order EY-EP #1-3
  1. Eyn Yaacov - Edyos Perek #2, 1
  2. Eyn Yaacov - Edyos Perek #3, 8
Avodah Zarah (11 tape series)
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  1. Eyn Yaacov - Avodah Zarah #1, 3
  2. Eyn Yaacov - Avodah Zarah #2, 4
  3. Eyn Yaacov - Avodah Zarah #3, 9
  4. Eyn Yaacov - Avodah Zarah #4, 11
  5. Eyn Yaacov - Avodah Zarah #5, 17
  6. Eyn Yaacov - Avodah Zarah #6, 18
  7. Eyn Yaacov - Avodah Zarah #7, 20 (in preparation)
  8. Eyn Yaacov - Avodah Zarah #8, 22
  9. Eyn Yaacov - Avodah Zarah #9, 28
  10. Eyn Yaacov - Avodah Zarah #10, 28
  11. Eyn Yaacov - Avodah Zarah #11, 28
Horeyos (2 tape series)
Order EY-HO #1-2
  1. Eyn Yaacov - Horeyos #1, 2-11
  2. Eyn Yaacov - Horeyos #2, 13, Rambam Shemoneh Perakim #1
Rambam Shemoneh Perakim (3 tape series)
Order EY-RA #1-3
  1. Eyn Yaacov - Rambam Shemoneh Perakim #2
  2. Eyn Yaacov - Rambam Shemoneh Perakim #3
Avos Derav Nasan (10 tape series)
Order EY-AD #1-10
  1. Eyn Yaacov - Avos Derav Nasan #1
  2. Eyn Yaacov - Avos Derav Nasan #2
  3. Eyn Yaacov - Avos Derav Nasan #3
  4. Eyn Yaacov - Avos Derav Nasan #4
  5. Eyn Yaacov - Avos Derav Nasan #5
  6. Eyn Yaacov - Avos Derav Nasan #6
  7. Eyn Yaacov - Avos Derav Nasan #7
  8. Eyn Yaacov - Avos Derav Nasan #8
  9. Eyn Yaacov - Avos Derav Nasan #9


Rabbi Nachman's Wisdom in English (medium difficulty, no knowledge of Hebrew required)
Order RNW-#1-52

  1. Introduction
  2. His life #1
  3. His life #2
  4. His life #3;
  5. His pilgrimage #1
  6. His pilgrimage #2
  7. Reb Nosson's pilgrimage #1
  8. Reb Nosson's pilgrimage #2
  9. Reb Nosson's pilgrimage #3
  10. Reb Nosson's pilgrimage #4
  11. Lessons 1-4
  12. Lessons 5-6
  13. Lessons 7-14
  14. Lessons 15-24
  15. Lessons 25-31
  16. Lessons 32-37
  17. Lessons 38-49
  18. Lessons 50-51 - Doctors and Medicine
  19. Lessons 52-58 - Essense of Souls
  20. Lessons 59-65 - Raising Kids
  21. Lessons 66-72 - How to Daven
  22. Lessons 73-82
  23. Lessons 83-89 - Torah Study
  24. Lessons 90-98 - Phobias, Wedding Customs
  25. Lessons 99-112
  26. Lessons 113-122
  27. Lessons 123-132
  28. Lessons 133-138
  29. Lessons 139-142
  30. Lessons 143-146 Prince of Precious Stones
  31. Master of Prayer #1
  32. Master of Prayer #2
  33. Seven Beggers (First Day)
  34. Seven Beggers (2nd & 3rd Day)
  35. Seven Beggers (4th & 5th Day)
  36. Seven Beggers (5th & 6th Day)
  37. Lessons 150-154
  38. Lessons 155-169
  39. Lessons 170-182
  40. Lessons 183-192
  41. Lessons 193-206
  42. Lessons 207-223
  43. Lessons 224-236
  44. Lessons 237-244
  45. Lessons 245-255
  46. Lessons 258-262 
  47. Lessons 258-262 (Rabbi Maimon) 
  48. Lessons 263-273
  49. Lessons 274-280
  50. Lessons 281-284 (in preparation)
  51. Lessons 284-292
  52. Lessons 293-304
  53. Lessons 305-end (in preparation)
A record of the first regular Likutey Moharan shiur in English (advanced, requires knowledge of Hebrew)
Order LM-RR #1-65

Presented by Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Rosenfeld, this series is a simple reading of the Hebrew text with iminediate English translation and minimal explanation. If you are looking to build your Hebrew comprehension of the original text, this series will benefit you.

  1. Likutey Mohoran I,1-4:3 (poor sound)
  2. Likutey Moharan I,4:4-5:3
  3. Likutey Moharan I,5:4-6:7
  4. Likutey Moharan I,6:7-8:2 (poor sound)
  5. Likutey Moharan I,8:3-8:7 (poor sound)
  6. Likutey Moharan I,8:8-10:3
  7. Likutey Moharan I,10:4-11:6
  8. Likutey Moharan I,11:7-13:4
  9. Likutey Moharan I,13:5-15:3
  10. Likutey Moharan I,15:4-17:5
  11. Likutey Moharan I,17:6-19:3
  12. Likutey Moharan I,19:4-20:8
  13. Likutey Moharan I,20:9-13
  14. Likutey Moharan I,21:14-22
  15. Likutey Moharan I,23-24
  16. Likutey Moharan I,24:6-28
  17. Likutey Moharan I,29-38:8
  18. Likutey Moharan I,30:8-31
  19. Likutey Moharan I,32-35
  20. Likutey Moharan I,35-37:6
  21. Likutey Moharan I,37:6-42
  22. Likutey Moharan I,42-48
  23. Likutey Moharan I,48:51
  24. Likutey Moharan I,51-54:5
  25. Likutey Moharan I,54:6-56
  26. Likutey Moharan I,56:3-57:5
  27. Likutey Moharan I,57:6-60
  28. Likutey Moharan I,60:1-60
  29. Likutey Moharan I,61:1-62
  30. Likutey Moharan I,62-64
  31. Likutey Moharan I,65-66:3
  32. Likutey Moharan I,66:3-68
  33. Likutey Moharan I,68-70
  34. Likutey Moharan I,70-74
  35. Likutey Moharan I,74-79
  36. Likutey Moharan I,79-92
  37. Likutey Moharan I,92-105
  38. Likutey Moharan I,105-107
  39. Likutey Moharan I,108-123
  40. Likutey Moharan I,124-141
  41. Likutey Moharan I,141-156
  42. Likutey Moharan I,156-174
  43. Likutey Moharan I,175-185
  44. Likutey Moharan I,186-206
  45. Likutey Moharan I,206-226
  46. Likutey Moharan I,226-250
  47. Likutey Moharan I,250-271
  48. Likutey Moharan I,272-282
  49. Likutey Moharan I,282-286

  50.  
  51. Likutey Moharan II,1:2:4
  52. Likutey Moharan II,2:4-4:4
  53. Likutey Moharan II,4:4-5:5
  54. Likutey Moharan II,5:5-7:4
  55. Likutey Moharan II,7:4-7:13
  56. Likutey Moharan II,7:13-8:12
  57. Likutey Moharan II,8:12-17
  58. Likutey Moharan II,17-32
  59. Likutey Moharan II,32-46
  60. Likutey Moharan II,46-61
  61. Likutey Moharan II,61-69
  62. Likutey Moharan II,70-75
  63. Likutey Moharan II,76-80
  64. Likutey Moharan II,81-89
  65. Likutey Moharan II,90-117
  66. Likutey Moharan II,117-125


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