Rabbi Nachman’s Teachings – for 19th Kislev, 5773

A treasury of sayings, teachings, parables and stories by the outstanding Chassidic sage, mystic and visionary, Rabbi Nachman of Breslov (1772-1810), whose message of faith, hope, courage, simplicity and joy is essential to each one of us and essential to the whole world.
Translated by Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum



There must be questions

There are many searching questions about G-d. But it is only fitting and proper that this should be so. Indeed, such questions enhance the greatness of G-d and show His exaltedness. G-d is so great and exalted that He is beyond our ability to understand Him. It is obviously impossible for us , with our limited human intelligence, to understand His ways . Inevitably there are things that baffle us, and this is only fitting. If G-d’s ways were in accordance with the limits of our meager understanding, there would be no difference between His understanding and ours, and this is inconceivable.

Likutey Moharan II, 52


The Essential Rabbi Nachman

The Essential Rabbi Nachman

This elegant, easy-to-read pocket-size volume is a comprehensive treasury of the most inspirational sayings, profound teachings, parables and stories of the outstanding Chassidic sage, mystic and visionary, Rabbi Nachman of Breslov (1772-1810), whose message of faith, hope, courage, simplicity and joy is essential to each one of us and essential to the whole world.

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Teachings of the Sages – for 19th Kislev, 5773

The Teachings of Rebbe Pinchas of Koretz and His Disciple, Rebbe Raphael of Bershad


R’ Pinchas said: “The divine is most present when I myself am most absent”

-Freedomlaw, by R.J. Tavel (C)

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Daily Teachings of The Baal Shem Tov – for 19th Kislev, 5773

Daily Teachings of The Baal Shem Tov:

“It was the custom of the Baal Shem Tov to recite the Hashanah supplications immediately after Hallel.”
(Rabbanei Medzhibuzh)

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KEEP SMILING ~ Self-Growth, 19th Kislev, 5773

Doing Favors

Some people mostly receive favors from others. Other people mostly do favors for others. Normally, we understand that the receivers are the “have-nots”, while the givers are the “haves” — they give because they have what to give.

The truth however is that often those who give don’t really have that much more. They aren’t that much more able, talented or wealthy than those who receive. Instead, the difference lies in their sensitivity to others and their willingness to help them.

Moreover, we should note, that after a while, those who give become more able, talented and wealthy — while those who only receive remain incapable, untalented and poor — even becoming poorer as they go along. We need to think more about this — and also to teach it to others.

By Rabbi Avraham Tzvi Schwartz


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Joke of the day – 19th Kislev, 5773

The warden, addressing the three instigators of a failed prison riot, said, “I would like to know two things: First: Why did you revolt? Second: How did you get out of your cell?” One of the three men stepped forward, “Warden, we rebelled because the food is awful.” “I see. And what did you use to break the bars?” the warden asked. Replied the spokesman,” The French Toast…”


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Limud yomi, 19th Kislev, 5773

Courtesy of: Judaica Art & Judaica Artist/Elena Flerova

  • Dafyomi Bavli: Shabbos 61

  • Dafyomi Yerushalmi: Sotah 26

  • Yerushalmi for Bavli schedule: Shabbos yesterday’s Daf until Daf 36a Halachah 3

  • Mishnah Yomis: Sotah 7:5-6

  • Halachah Yomis(Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayim): 159:18-20

  • Mishnah Berurah (Mifal Shonei Halachos): Vol. 1 p.132a

  • Chafetz Chayim: Hilchos Lashon ha’Ra Kelal 11-12

  • Rambam (1 Perek/day): Isurei Bi’ah 17

  • Tanach yomi: Shmuel Seder 19

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