Rabbi Nachman’s Teachings, 7th Teves, 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

THE ESSENTIAL RABBI NACHMAN

FAITH

The main thing is faith!

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The main thing is faith! Every person must search within himself and strengthen himself in faith. For there are people who suffer the worst illnesses and afflictions only because of fallen faith, because, “G-d will send you wondrous plagues, great and faithful plagues and great and faithful sicknesses” (Deuteronomy 28:59). The plagues and sicknesses are “faithful” because they come on account of a lack of faith. Fallen faith causes “wondrous” plagues, for which no medicine, prayer or ancestral merit is of any avail…

The remedy is to dig down until we find the waters that nurture faith. These are the waters of counsel – the spiritual pathways that enable us to deepen our faith, as it is written, “I will acknowledge Your Name, for You have done wonders, [sending] counsels from afar, nurturing faith” (Isaiah 25:1). True spiritual counsel nurtures faith, enabling it to grow.

Likutey Moharan II, 5

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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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Warriors of Holiness – 7th Teves, 5773

We will not rest until we destroy all the Erev Rav, Klipot and bring the age of Mashiach

Sefer Hamidos on Shmiras Habris

Chesed and Emes Atone Sins

Through kindness and truth, sins are forgiven.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 67)

Source: Warriors of Holiness

True Kabbalah – 7th Teves, 5773

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TORAH

In regard to the nation of Yisroel traveling on the wings of eagles

-When Bnei Yisroel (Nation of Israel) left Egypt, they were gathered from all over Egypt to Suchot, which was a distance of 120 Mill.

-This gathering was referred to as: “I carried you on the wings of eagles.”

-What happened was very similar to Kfitzos Haderech, “jumping of the path,” where subjects warp through space to travel to a second point.

-The reason it happened is as follows:

-Egypt was at the time the world center of tumah (unclean power).

-Yisroel had reached very low spiritual levels during their stay in Egypt.

-They now had to be raised, this involves a process.

-The spiritual worlds are not bound to time and space.

-In the physical world the closer you are to holiness the less bound you become to space.

-The more one is busy with physical matter (chomer), the more he is limited by space.

-Egypt was very busy with these issues.

-By warping Yisroel above space they become less bound to the tumah of Egypt.

Source: TrueKabbalah.org

Teachings of the Sages – 7th Teves, 5773

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

ON PRAYER

“The people imagine that they pray before G-d. But this is not so. For prayer itself is the essence of divinity”.

The Martin Buber Reader: Essential Writings, edited by Asher D. Biemann, p. 69. Reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan (B)

SOURCE: Two Tzaddiks

Daily Teachings of The Baal Shem Tov – 7th Teves, 5773

Daily Teachings of The Baal Shem Tov:

“He would recite the entire evening Kiddush for Shabbos (and Yom Tov) while standing. Also, he recited the version of the Ari z l, which contains seventy words.”
(Various Chasidic traditions)

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KEEP SMILING ~ Self-Growth, 7th Teves, 5773

Don’t hurt them

Here is a wonderful resolution to bring benefit and blessing to our lives.

Try, at all times, not to hurt any other person — not to hurt him with an action, a word, a gesture, a facial expression, or even a thought. Try to hurt no person, whether in front of them or after they leave, behind their backs — even if they will never know it.

What do we gain with this resolution? Only a world of new friends and family, new support and encouragement, new love and strength, and the power to live with clear joy.

By Rabbi Avraham Tzvi Schwartz

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Joke of the day – 7th Teves, 5773

Eighty years ago, the young man goes off to college two thousand miles away. The anxious father write telegrams, urgent letters “How are you”, “What are you studying”, “Who are your friends”, etc. etc. The silence is deafening. There are no phones there! So the father in desperation starts packing; he plans to travel to the college to see for himself. The uncle walks in and asks: “Where are you going?” The father explains; the uncle says: “Silly, I’ll get you an answer by return mail.” They make a bet for a $1,000. Sure enough, 8 days later the uncle walks in and plunks two letters on the table; the letter he wrote to get all the information and the letter he received. Flabbergasted the father asked: “How did you do it?” The uncle says: “Look at the P.S.” P.S. (the uncle writes) Enclosed you will find a check for $100. P.S. (the nephew answers) Uncle, you forgot to enclose your check!

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