Shiur which Rabbi Eliezer Berland shlit”a gave over in Seudas Revi’is, Motza’ey Shabbos, parashas Re’eh
Rabbi Baruch said that he hadn’t seen the Baal Shem Tov for several years at his grave in Medzeboz; he already didn’t find him. Feiga [Rebbe Nachman’s mother] travelled to the grave and said to him — he is here.
But Rabbi Baruch didn’t merit to speak to the Baal Shem Tov. Then he asked the Baal Shem Tov: Where are you?
The Baal Shem Tov answered him: I’m only found by Rebbe Nachman. The Baal Shem Tov is found now at the grave of Rebbe Nachman. There he stands. Travel to Rabbeinu; there the Baal Shem Tov is found.
Those who travel to the Baal Shem Tov — he’s found by the Rebbe. He’s not found at all there in Medzeboz — he’s found in Uman.
Everyone moved to Uman. All the tzaddikim moved to Uman, to benefit from the Rebbe. All the souls moved to Uman. Even the Forefathers — all of them moved to Uman, all of them. King David — all of them moved to Uman.
In Uman, the Rebbe saw a wedding. Because every name alludes to something, since all the names that each person has allude to upper Sefiros (Divine emanations). Not for no reason does a person have a certain name.
And a person needs to go according to his name. When he will stand before the Heavenly tribunal, they will ask him: Do you know your name? Did you go according to your name? Did you get stronger?
Because Moshe gave the name Eliezer after Gershom. This needed to be the opposite, because Eliezer is before, because Hashem [G-d = E”L) helped [AZaR] Moshe when he saved him from Pharaoh’s sword. He went up on the gallows, and afterwards fled to Egypt. Therefore, the second son he needed to call Gershom, because he lived [GaR] in a foreign land [there=ShaM].
Rather, until Moshe redeemed the Jewish people, he didn’t count his personal redemption. Therefore, he called his [first] son Gershom, but Eliezer he called only after he brought Israel out of Egypt.
Therefore, each person must go according to the name that he has. Then one doesn’t need to sleep at all. Tonight, they already aren’t sleeping.
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