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Thursday, November 27, 2014

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Parsha Vayetzei

     The Rebbe was very clear in Likutei Moharan that Esav corresponded to the sitra achra of Malchus, the evil side of malchus. The malchus of Holiness corresponds to prayer, nun, and the receiver of the wisdom of Chochmah. Esav did not receive any such holiness because he participated in hunting (cruelty to animals), sodomy, was stingy with money for the poor, and lied to his father by putting up a good face. He almost caused Yitzchak to sin by pretending that he was trying to be holy when he was not. Rebbe Nachman taught that regarding good deeds, "even a little is good". Esav pretending to his father that he was that little bit of holiness, that he cared about Hashem, when really he did not. He discarded his good lot as firstborn, scorned the birthright and wisdom, and chose for his lot to be one of selfishness and evil.
     In Rebbe Nachman's Torah, he taught that the reason why Yaakov was born grasping Esav's heel was because he simply would not allow Esav to prevent him from saving souls. Even at birth Esav knew that Yaakov could save souls with his holy merit. Esav was still the firstborn, but he did not keep that standing. He lost his footing because of his bad deeds. We learn that at birth, the name of our future spouse is called out. This is not permanent either. We always have the chance to change this. It's in our hands who we're destined to marry, based off of our deeds. We can either merit a better option or fail miserably. Similarly, we always have the option of teshuvah.
     How can we merit? By every little good deed we do regardless of how small it is. We can fall with sin similarly. It's said that for every two hairs a man shaves from his face, it's worth five sins. It's best not to be discouraged, even though a possible fall would be more powerful than a possible merit, because when a person even contemplates a good deed, he merits. For sins, it is not considered as if he has done anything until he commits the deed. Discouragement is very dangerous indeed.
     May we merit to be like Yaakov not Esav, controlling our desires and not sinning in the following week, without discouragement. Amen!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Why is Rashi the bROTHER OF THE tORAH??

KISLEV?  RASHI THE BROTHER OF THE TORAH COULD TELL YOU THIS:

Qui ce leve (fr) means “that rises” as you know King David will rise.  So did Josef (Bereshit 37 7-10).  Also the Petek first three words allude to KAMA (rise) use for crowning Kings Likutey Moharan 234.  Saba tells us he is Rabbi Nachman kasette 95 A.  No wonder then that Saba has is brit on the 3ed day of Hannukka.. Parasha Veyetse when Josef is born (as well as the other sons of Rachel and Jacob).  Jacob was born from the prayers of Isaac (parasha Hayeh Sarah) but Josef was born from the prayers of Rachel (likutey Moharan Tanyana 67 (end)).

Sunday, November 23, 2014

ra and Toldot are not the same , neither is Rabbi and Talmid...

TALMID AND TOLDOT ARE NOT RABBI OR ZERA.
Rabbi Nachman wanted his students to go out and “discover” much like the sons of Esav want to walk on other planets, we need to make discoveries within Torah learning.
That being said, there is only one Rabbenu.  Saba never said he was a talmid, as far as I can recall, except as a talmid of Rabbi Israel Karnoner…before having received the Petek which revealed to him his own signature.  There is only ONE Rabbenu, you will have to think about this.

TOLDOT JACOV specifically refers to JOSEF or in the case of ISAAC, to ISAAC!!!  Not quite Zera…even the toldot of Nahor don’t mention Lavan who finished his career a Rasha (only RIVKA is mentioned).  Toldot has more to do with where a person ends up in life then where he begins. Is the big accomplishment of Isaac that he was from Abraham? This negates that others achieved this.  On the other hand, the big accomplishment of Jacob is that he brought forth Josef.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Laban wasn't really a Rasha until the end, but He is not mentionned as a "brother of Rivka" in the chronology...he is erased!

We brothers of Josef, are NOT YET...descendants of Jacob, but we will be (thanks to Rabbi Nachman)

I got it figured out. One nation lives through lies, theft and viciousness. The whole Federation is held together by the secret service. They need to keep Pollard where he is so the Mossad and the CIA do not cooperate or they would lose. When people are sad they hate each other sooooo terror works.
If people are happy (only the truth can do this) then they like each other and keep their word so their prayers are heard, and they actually want peace.
PLEASE PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE FIRST PICTURE, has nothing to do with the content.
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I got it figured out. One nation lives through lies, theft and viciousness. The whole Federation is held together by the secret service. They need to keep Pollard where he is so the Mossad and the CIA do not cooperate or they would lose. When people are sad they hate each other sooooo terror works.
If people are happy (only the truth can do this) then they like each other and keep their word so their prayers are heard, and they actually want peace.
PLEASE PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE FIRST PICTURE, has nothing to do with the content.
InSpiro Arts non-profit Filmed and edited by Daniel Spiro Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use"…
VIMEO.COM|BY INSPIROARTS

Thursday, November 20, 2014

רק רבינו ינחמנו - Nanach Is Our Only Consolation In memory of the 4 ma...

Letter to accompany Ebay Ha Nachal to the Knesset

TO: The office of the President Hanassi St. Jerusalem 9218888 Fax 972 2 610037

Dear President of The State of Israel, Mr. Ruven Rivlin. 

Please accept a copy of Ebay Ha Nachal. This is the first official book of the Israeli Presidency. Brought to print by President Zalman Shazar and Nobel Laureate Prof. Shai Agnon, the letters of this book were appreciated by President Isaac Ben Zvi and President Weisman.

 Our first Minister of Education considered this book the highest form of learning. In spite of this amazing recommendation, Ebay Ha Nachal would be unknown today if not for the efforts of many isolated private individuals fighting against “the system”. Surprising as it may seem, the biggest Zionist printing house, the Machon Zalman Shazar and the biggest Haredi (Breslev) printing house, the Keren Rav Israel (Saba) Odesser, both refused to print this book for many years.

Unfortunately, the tribal and separatist mentality that prevented the printing of this book is an ancient evil trait still haunting us today. I could even demonstrate that this mentality has been and is still the cause of our long exile. This book is the remedy for this.

This book represents “shalom bait” and this book can unite the government behind the very logical project of burying Rabbi Nachman on Mt. Zion, in spite of what some authorities that will not allow a public debate might claim.

Among the noteworthy wonders of this book is that all the Israeli Banknotes illustrate the people that brought this book by “Odesser” to the press. Until Shai Agnon was taken off the Nis. 50,- the economy was doing very well.

 For more information look up Facebook: Bring Rabbi Nachman to Jerusalem, or Geoffrey Max Mordecai Spiro.

God Bless you Sir, and the Nation of Israel. Geoffrey Max Spiro Ebay Ha Nachal village, Gush Etsion Tel.: 0504104961

Antonov and Rabbi Nachman


Geoffrey M Spiro
+792 6257377 
F +792 6251221                                                                                                                         Jerusalem, 11/20/14

Antonov Airlines

Please consider what I am proposing here as “just an idea” for the promotion of ANTONOV Airlines, also of the Ukraine, its industry and its population.  

The world never thinks of the Ukraine in terms of a technologically advanced country to be respected and feared.  This could change rapidly as well as the reputation of your company.  I will keep it very simple.

You’re Ukrainian  AN-225 Mriya carrier can seat a very large number of passengers.  

The reburial of Rabbi Nachman from Uman to Mt. Zion Jerusalem would please everybody on the side of Josef (the name of the father of Jesus), but would infuriate Pharaoh, who in this generation is named Putin.  Pharaoh forgot Josef, fatal mistake.  

You have heard about the Jewish New Year pilgrimage to Uman.  How about becoming the number one passenger airline for the pilgrimage to Jerusalem?  Hundreds of thousands of people will want to be on this flight with Rabbi Nachman from your headquarters in Kiev to (King David) Mt. Zion Jerusalem at almost any cost.

I am assuming your company wants this to happen as it would greatly benefit the economy of the Ukraine, today and in the future.  Please contact me if you want any assistance.  How many seats can be installed and what would be the cost for a full security VIP service?

Sincerely,

Geoffrey Max Mordecai Spiro


Copy to:

President of Israel:  Mr. Ruven Rivlin
Foreign Minister of Canada: Honorable John Baird
Minister of Jerusalem and Diaspora affairs: Mr. Naftali Bennett 

Friday, November 14, 2014


נושא: The Fire Still Burns: Rebbe Nachman’s Direct Descendant Rebbetzin Sara Gelbach

The Fire Still Burns: Rebbe Nachman’s Direct Descendant Rebbetzin Sara Gelbach

Posted by  on Jan 23, 2012 in InspirationIsraelJewish MomsMotherhood | 2 comments
The Fire Still Burns: Rebbe Nachman’s Direct Descendant Rebbetzin Sara Gelbach
This article made me sob. Such a phenomenally difficult life accompanied by such phenomenally unshakable emuna.
A flight of brown, stone steps twists and turns as it leads up to an apartment on Amos Street in Geula. A knot of purple flowers hangs on the small metal gate that swings open and closed in the breeze. I knock on the door and Rebbetzin Sara Gelbach welcomes me inside. Rebbetzin Gelbach, an octogenarian, is a sixth-generation descendant of Rav Nachman of Breslov, who in turn was the great-grandson of the Baal Shem Tov. She paints a verbal picture of world long gone in startling detail.
“The Rebbe’s great-granddaughter Esther lived with us in Uman,” Rebbetzin Gelbach begins. “She never married and my mother took her in. I clearly remember how she held me, wrapped up warmly in a shawl, as we sat together on the steps outside our house. My bed was a hammock that hung from the ceiling in the main room. Esther would push me gently and I fell asleep to her rocking.”
When she got older, Rebbetzin Gelbach slept at Esther’s feet, close to the wall warmed by the huge oven. That was how she was the first to know that Esther, at 66 years old, had passed away. “I felt her cold feet and ran to tell my father that the malach hamaves had visited,” she recalls.
Sacrifice in Uman
Uman — a primitive village on the banks of the Umanka River — boasted a Jewish community since the 18th century. The 1917 Bolshevik Revolution paved the way for totalitarian rule, under which Jewish life in Uman was almost wiped out.
Rebbetzin Gelbach’s father, Avraham Berjegovski, was a Gerrer chassid who hailed from Poland. When he was twelve, he traveled to Breslov, where his brother-in-law Mattisyahu Berjevski was living. There he became a Breslover chassid and later married Rochel Libovna, a granddaughter of the Breslover Rebbe.
All the chassidim lived on a street dubbed Breslover Street by locals. Rebbetzin Gelbach reels off familiar names such as Hirsch Leib Lipin, Levi Yitzchak Bender, and Eliyahu Chaim Rosen.
When the Communists began their persecutions, the shul and mikveh were closed. In 1918, Rebbetzin Gelbach’s father, a merchant and the shamash in the shul, built a mikveh in one of the rooms of their large house. “Even nonreligious people used it,” Rebbetzin Gelbach recalls. “It had a heating element in the middle to warm the water. There was no shortage of rainwater to fill the mikveh, but the water had to be changed every day. Since we had no plumbing system, I had the job of carrying out the water. I had to make several trips, carrying two pails on a stick across my shoulders and a third one in my hand. I was ten years old at the time.”
Kosher meat was another problem that Rebbetzin Gelbach’s father tackled head on, by designating one room in the house as an abattoir. Rebbetzin Gelbach accompanied her father to the local market where her father would choose the cow and then leave. She would approach the Ukrainian farmer, hand him a small sum of money and tell him to bring the cow to her home, following her at a safe distance.
“Once the cow was slaughtered, I helped my father remove the hide and cut it up. Father buried the hide and buckets of blood. Then I carried parcels of meat to our customers. One regular customer was the mother of the head of the KGB. She kept a kosher home — I’m not sure whether her son knew it or not. I was chased out of there regularly by his shouts.”
One day, a fellow Jew spotted her father covered in blood from slaughtering and reported him to the police. “My father stepped out of the house and was arrested. He stood under the window, loudly denying the charges in an attempt to warn us. My mother became ill with worry and took to her bed. She told me to throw away the meat, but after all our hard work, I wasn’t prepared to do that. Instead, I ran to a relative and asked him to help me carry it to a trustworthy Ukrainian woman. Then I washed the floor in the slaughtering room, painted it to hide the splatters of blood, and cut my hand a little.”
Sure enough the police came to the house. When her mother claimed she couldn’t speak Russian, they spoke to Sara. First they offered her chocolate, hoping the bribe would induce her to incriminate her father. Sara refused the treat, claiming she had toothache. The police then turned nasty, threatening to take away her mother. Sara held fast, declaring that she had been sleeping and knew nothing. When they found a bloody cloth, she showed them her hand and claimed that she had cut herself. While searching the property, the police found the mikveh. Rebbetzin Gelbach’s mother was arrested.
“My elder sister had already married and I was left to care for three little children alone. I told them to pray and we spent the hours till the evening crying out to Hashem. When we got hungry, I cooked potatoes with sugar for supper!” She laughs at her amateur cooking skills and I glimpse the humor that must have helped her through the tough times. Thankfully, her mother returned that night and her father the following day.
When I admire Rebbetzin Gelbach’s pluck and courage, she shrugs. “We were children of iron,” she says simply.
But life was not gray. “There was a lot of joy in our hearts, even though we had very little,” Rebbetzin Gelbach recalls. “My friends and I spoke about happiness. We lived with an inner fire. The men in the shul learned hard and at the end of their learning, they always sang and danced.”
Still, there was a pervading fear — a policeman could arrest a person simply for looking pale! “Whoever went on any type of journey had to report to an official on arrival. When I was 15, I went to Kremenchuk to visit my sister. The registration office was closed when I went to report, but because I hadn’t registered myself, I was almost arrested the next day.”
Twenty-seven men who had been learning in the shul were arrested, the work of an informer. They were never seen again.
With so few material amenities and a sense of fear, I wonder how they could have been happy. “I don’t know,” Rebbetzin Gelbach admits. She pauses and then adds, “If we bentsched we were happy because we knew we had done something for Hashem.”
Fleeing the Germans
In 1941, the German army encircled Soviet positions and the Battle of Uman was fought. Realizing the futility of the battle, trainloads of Russian soldiers fled deep into the interior of Russia. The Jewish community did the same. “We fled the Germans by wading through rivers, running through forests, and by traveling on the Russian trains — but not in the carriages. My parents and we seven children hung on wherever we could. We didn’t know or care where we were headed.
The point was to flee,” Rebbetzin Gelbach recalls.
The Germans deported the entire Jewish community, murdering 17,000 Jews. They destroyed the Jewish cemetery and the burial place of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov.
“Eventually we reached Stalingrad, where we lived for three and a half years,” Rebbetzin Gelbach continues calmly. “We worked on a farm: my father guarded the produce, my mother and I ground wheat by hand, my brother looked after the horses and the younger children remained at home. Every day was a fast day. We ate rotten fruit and on Shabbos beetroot soup.”
Rebbetzin Gelbach’s eyes crinkle in pain. “My father and two sisters died of starvation.”
Can dead people dance?
Near the end of the war, in 1944, Rebbetzin Gelbach, her mother, and two siblings returned to Uman. Two siblings remained in Stalingrad. As former residents, they were granted a house. Soon after, a shidduch was suggested for Sara. Yitzchok Gelbach had spent the previous five years in Siberia, for the crime of giving out calendars detailing Yamim Tovim and davening times.
“When my mother told me it was time to get married, I laughed and asked her if she thought that two dead people could really dance.” But despite the recent trauma of war, the wedding was planned.
“‘A bottle of vodka is all we can provide for the wedding meal,’ my mother declared, but my chassan wanted a real meal, so he went to the black market.” In Uman, paper was such a scarce commodity that people wrote on the margins of newspapers. Yitzchok had somehow procured a roll of paper to sell on the black market. Barely had he begun when he was caught by two policemen. Rebbetzin Gelbach’s mother, who was buying sardines for the wedding feast, saw this and rushed home distraught.
In the meantime, Sara had gone to her mother’s friend to collect a dress that the friend had promised would be a suitable wedding dress. “I’d like to sew such a dress to give you an idea of what it was like — black and made for a short, fat woman.” Today, Rebbetzin Gelbach laughs, but on the eve of her wedding, she cried.
A man saw Sara crying. He listened to her story and, realizing that he had known Sara’s father, he promised to help. “He gave me some potatoes, onions, and eggs, which I put into a sack. Then I threw in my dress because I didn’t really care if it got dirty!” Again she laughs.
She got home to find her mother in tears. Hunger forced them to be practical and they decided that since there wasn’t going to be a wedding, they may as well eat the food. Then the chassan walked in!
“He had convinced the three policemen to divide the roll of paper between them, instead of putting him in jail. That way, they all stood to gain. Besides, he told them, he had already spent time in prison!”
In honor of their wedding, Yitzchok brought Sara a gift: a pair of black shoes. “They were size 40, and I’m size 37. One heel was broken off, so I couldn’t walk properly with them, but my chassan asked me not to break off the second heel. I traveled all the way to Israel with that pair of shoes.”
He also procured a tallis and four poles for the chuppah. One of the men who held up the chuppah was Moshe Birstock, a friend of Rebbetzin Gelbach’s father. The only one who didn’t eat at the wedding was the chassan; he was happy to have something to give his friends to eat.
Their new home was the corridor of an apartment shared with two non-Jews. “My bed had one leg; the other corners of the bed were propped up with bricks. My husband slept on the table.”
Traveling to Eretz Yisrael
“In 1946, my husband decided that he wanted to move to Israel. He told me that if I didn’t want to accompany him, he would give me a get and I could stay in Uman.” When I express my shock, Rebbetzin Gelbach simply smiles mysteriously. “I went to daven at the kever of the Breslover Rebbe. When I felt an inner happiness and tranquility, I knew I could go. We left Uman with our baby daughter and traveled west to Lodz in Poland. We went to the rosh yeshivah of Kamenitz and he helped us join up with others to make a group of ten.
“While trying to cross the border into Germany, we were arrested and thrown into jail. Our fellow inmates were shocked that we were still alive — that there were still Jews in the Ukraine — and they threatened to finish us off. Somehow we got out alive and the American Joint helped us find a temporary home. But there, we were attacked by goyim who shouted that they wanted to kill us. I remember throwing chairs down at them.” Rebbetzin Gelbach relates these terrifying facts as casually as she would dictate a shopping list.
Eventually, the Gelbachs made it to France where the American Joint gave them an apartment. Although they had no running water, they finally had food. The young couple invited Rav Mordechai Pogremansky to live with them. Rebbetzin Gelbach remembers how even though he was already ill, the Rav would pace the apartment deep in thought. After a year, the Rav remarried. His new wife declared that she was willing to marry a sick man because he was so great.
“One Friday morning as I was preparing for Shabbos, I saw that the house opposite me was on fire. It belonged to a childless couple. I panicked, but Rav Pogremansky told me to call the woman into my home and tell her that even though she had lost her home, she would have a child. In fact, she had two boys and a girl. Years later, in Israel, our children learned together.”
In 1948, on Isru Chag Succos, the Gelbachs finally left France. They had been journeying for two years and by now they had three children. Since immigration was still illegal, they sailed on a cattle ship, the Panjork, provided by the American Joint. The journey should have taken three days; instead, it took three weeks.
“We were all seasick. I had contractions, so I prayed that the baby would be two weeks late.” Rebbetzin Gelbach skims over the details of a horrendous journey.
Hurdles in her Homeland
Finally, in the middle of the night, they arrived in Haifa, where Rebbetzin Gelbach gave birth immediately. From Haifa they traveled south to Pardes Chanah where they lived for three months. Promised subsidies lured them to Zarnuga, a secular-Zionist settlement near Rechovot. They lived there for a year and a half, while Rav Gelbach served in the army.
With the farming knowledge she had gained in Stalingrad, Rebbetzin Gelbach was able to establish a vegetable garden, raise goats, and take care of a horse. Despite this relative wealth, she decided to leave Zarnuga. “My neighbors taunted me about my head covering and modest clothes,” she explains, “so I had to leave.
“I came to Jerusalem with the children and stood in Geula, where the bus let me off, asking every passerby if they knew of Rav Eliyahu Chaim Rosen from Uman, who had founded the original Breslov community in Jerusalem before the war. No one could help me, so I walked to Meah Shearim. Finally, I was shown where he lived.”
As Rebbetzin Gelbach was crying to Rav Rosen, a man called Chaim Baruch Ternovski came in. He said that he had lived in her parents’ home for a year and a half, and he offered her an apartment in Givat Shaul. The apartment had a single window, and no indoor bathroom. Still, Rebbetzin Gelbach was thrilled. She immediately arranged the sale of her house and vegetable garden for 200 liras so that she could cover the rent for the next four years. Rebbetzin Gelbach’s decision to leave Zarnuga was blessed: “I asked the army to let my husband help me move as I was expecting. He was released and never called back.”
The family later moved to Zichron Moshe, where they raised a family of ten children in two rooms. Poverty typified their life: “Sometimes, I couldn’t even buy a needle to sew up the holes in my dress. So instead, I bunched up the material to look like flowers. I never bought clothes for the children and instead sewed pants and dresses from rags. Water dripped through the ceiling into our food. On Shabbos we ate a soup made from chicken heads and intestines. I used to ask Hashem to make my children strong and healthy as if they had been eating good food, because I really wanted to feed them well, but lacked the means.”
I look at a beautifully framed photo taken at the bris of a great-great-grandson and I see that Rebbetzin Gelbach’s prayers were answered.
Before I leave, I take a last glance around the apartment: the walls are adorned with beautiful embroideries, bead work, and paper cutouts that Rebbetzin Gelbach has made at the Senior’s Club where she spends her mornings. “I don’t go to the parties,” she says, “I don’t have time for that. I enjoy the lectures. I never went to school; I taught myself to read and write, but I still have a lot of learning to do.”
Then she tells me she will be going to the bris of a great-grandson on Friday. As she hugs herself in excitement and almost dances on her chair, I glimpse the fire that burns within her — a fire bequeathed from her years in Uman. She grasps my hands tightly and gently swings them back and forth. Her eyes are closed tightly and she sings, “Tatte, Tatte.” I realize we are dancing together and I am caught up in the moment, sharing a little of her fire.
Here’s an additional story about the Rebbetzin that was printed with the article entitled:“On the Wings of Her Prayer”
Throughout our interview, the Rebbetzin fields calls from family and friends who are seeking her blessing: a father-in-law is undergoing an operation; a granddaughter has a test in seminary: a former neighbor wants to visit; a preschool teacher makes her daily phone call so that her charges can pray together with the Rebbetzin. When Rebbetzin Gelbach tells me about the lost mezuzahs, I understand why everyone believes in the power of her prayers.
“My son Lazer is an excellent sofer, so when my grandson recently got married in England, he asked my son to write a mezuzah for his new home. He asked for only one, because he knows that his uncle writes following all stringencies and that this is very demanding. Shortly afterwards, my son proudly told me that he had written not one, but seven mezuzahs. A friend traveling to England had promised to deliver them.
“Then the unthinkable happened — the friend lost the mezuzahs. No one breathed a word to me because they didn’t want to upset me. One winter day, three months later, I heard my son, who was visiting me, whispering and muttering suspiciously into the phone. I drew the sad story out of him.”
It is known that Rebbe Nachman attributed his accomplishments to the way he prayed to Hashem in his mother tongue, Yiddish, using his own words to pour out his heart. As Rebbetzin Gelbach tells me how she prayed, I imagine her prayers echoing those of her ancestor.
“I stayed up half the night reciting Tehillim and I said to Hashem: ‘Hashem, my daughter just married off her son. She doesn’t have money to pay for more mezuzahs. We’re all so sad. You know where everything is. You know where the mezuzahs are. It’s not hard for You to bring them back to us.’”
The next morning, her daughter from England called to tell her that the previous night someone from Israel had called saying he had found the mezuzahs and would bring them to Rebbetzin Gelbach’s home.
Handing over the mezuzahs, the man told her that he had recently taken a taxi from Ben-Gurion. When the driver took a wrong turn and ended up in an Arab neighborhood, they were shot at from all directions. Somehow they made it out safely and the man told the driver that he was certain there was some sort of segulah in the car.
They searched the car and found the packet of mezuzahs with a phone number on the outside.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Arutz 7 about Na Nach

Opinion
Cheshvan 13, 5775, 06/11/14 07:14
Yes to Rabbi Nachman and the Spirit of the Land

The Spirit of the Land of Israel and Rabbi Na Nach Nachma from Uman.
From Barouch Levy
The growing and irrepressible spirit of Rabbi Nachman is undeniably felt in Israel today, making it most fitting to bring his comments on the subject of The Land of Israel, in relation to the recent Torah portion,Lech Lecha, to our attention.
This is particularly significant at this time, when unprecedented pressure is brought to bear on the Jewish People struggling to dwell in its homeland, The Land of Israel.
In the book written by Rabbi Natan, Rabbi Nachman's closest student, "The Life of Rabbi Nachman", ("Chaiyei Moharan" in Hebrew), Rabbi Nachman's words on coming to Israel, are as follows:"There are those who assume that their desire to dwell in the land, in conditions of ease without sorrow and pressures, is a genuine yearning to do so. (end of section 15). But this desire is not a genuine desire at all. He who really wants to come to the Land of Israel, should go on foot. As it is said to Avraham, 'Lech lecha", (go forth  yourself), etc. You, yourself, specifically."
A Jewish life is one of personal struggle inexorably connected to the Land of Israel. At the beginning of the section, that concept is explained: ""The main victory of the war is when one merits to come to the Land of Israel… . He who wants to be a Jew, in other words, to progress from level to level, it is possible only through The Land of Israel. When one is victorious in the war, then, one is called a warrior…".
Rabbi Natan, the author, wrote that he approached Rabbi Nachman for a clarification of his intent as to why greatness of the Land of Israel is expressed in such a way, why it is seen as the victory of "the war". "He chastised me and said "My intent is the Land of Israel as simply stated, with its edifices and homes.”

Rabbi Nachman is the quintessential Israeli. There is hardly anything more "Israeli" than the above thoughts of Rabbi Nachman .Thus an Israeli can understand and identify with chapter 40 section 2 of Rabbi Nachman's own masterpiece, The Collection of Rabbi Nachman (Likutei Moharan), where he writes: "He who knows about the Land of Israel, who has tasted the spirit of the Land of Israel, can perceive and identify in another, if that other was, on Rosh Hashanah, at a Tzaddik…"
Rabeinu (our Rabbi Nachman) explains that the air of the land of Israel brings wisdom. " And because the eyes of G-d are upon The Land of Israel, as he looks upon the land of Israel constantly,  thus the air of the land of Israel brings wisdom…".
"As it is written, (Deuteronmy Chapter 11) 'always are the eyes of the Lord your G-d upon it from the beginning of the year until the end of the year'."
This is phenomena of constant Divine surveillance on the land,  and its ensuing result of wisdom in the land, Rabeinu, explains, is a result of the glorification G-d has received from his people, inasmuch as they are devoted to Him. This viewing of the land by the glorified G-d Himself, whose people are close to Him, , produces the effect of wisdom. Similarly, "…The genuine Tzaddik (holy and righteous man), who is the main causative agent in bringing the people to serve G-d…is himself the glorification that G-d has in His people that come close to him".
(And anyone who has contact with the Tzaddik, particularly on Rosh Hashanah, is granted the righteous man's eyes of glorification upon him. Then, the participant in the gathering on Rosh Hashanah, the time when the Zadik's status is glorified, is granted, when he is "eyed" by the Zadik, so to speak, a discernible quality, this spirit of wisdom of the Land of Israel.)
Rabbi Nachman himself spoke about how the Land of Israel had an effect upon him and his works. "When I wanted to go to the Land of Israel, I used to speak a certain type of Torah. Afterwards, when I started to travel there, my Torah changed, Above. When I was in the Land of Israel I spoke another Torah. When I returned, another…" (The life of Rabbi Nachaman, section 382)
Rabbi Nathan wrote, in a continuation of the same section, "The main understanding and insight of his wonderful and awesome Torah began after he was in the Land of Israel, to the point at which now he is embarrassed from his Torah works spoken before the Land of Israel. The entire book (Likutei Moharan), or almost all of it, is from his Torah after the Land of Israel, just a very little comes from before, three or four pages…"

With the above in mind, it should be obvious why Rabbi Nachman is increasingly popular in all walks of life in Israel. It is particularly notable among the youth as well as others in the areas of Judea and Samaria.  Music and dancing in places like the Tapuach Junction quickly produce a contagious enthusiasm which spreads from the Breslov Hassidim in their sound vehicle to the soldiers on duty there and residents of the area passing by .This junction, which has experienced not a small number of violent acts perpetuated against Jews, becomes engulfed in a spirit-producing atmosphere, making it unlikely that enemies will act .
When the van of Rabbi Na Nach Nachma Nachman from Uman meets up with IDF soldiers, it is not always clear who is protecting whom. It is not for nothing that one of the Israeli Army's favorite sayings over the years has been the well known one of Rabeinu, "The whole world is a narrow bridge and the main thing is not to be at all afraid."
In the diverse urban areas of Israel, Rabbi Nachman's influence is clear and growing. Rabbi Yisrael Ber Odesser, recipient of the note bearing Rabbi Nachman's signature in the syllabic form of Na Nach Nachma Nachman from Uman, had this to say more than twenty years ago. "They are, all the world, bringing themselves to Rabeinu, Rabbi Nachman. All the secular population, to Rabbi Nachman. They all love and admire him. This is well known."
Today it is even much more reflective of the current atmosphere. In fact as the Rosh Hashanah season was approaching, one of the leading names in Sephardic pop music, Yitzhak Eshel, produced a thoroughly religious hit song entitled, "In the End Everybody will be Breslov." (scroll down in linked Hebrew article to reach music box, ed.)  Aside from the fact that the song released is indicative and part of this trend, the title of the song are  the words of Rabbi Nachman himself! "In the coming future all the world will be Breslover Chasids." (The Life of Rabbi Nachman, section 338)
Rabbi Nachman writes (Torah 71, part 2, Likutei Moharan), that there are thought processes("minds") of the Land of Israel and "minds" of "outside the Land of Israel… ". . He states: " .. The main "minds' and wisdom are in the Land of Israel. As our sages say in the Midrash. 'There is no wisdom like the wisdom of the land of Israel…'"  (Beraisht Rabah,16)
"Everyone, in proportion to his part in the Land of Israel, derives and is nurtured from the  of the Land of Israel… Everbody receives from there...Even so, there is a 'mind' of  outside the Land of Israel. This occurs when there is a 'defect in the honor'.".G-d forbid".
He who creates a blemish in G-d's dignity, G-d forbid, he explains, is unable to receive the thinking of the Land of Israel, the lack proportional to the degree of blemish which is inflicted. What is left are the thought processes of those outside of the Land of of  Israel  Someone drawing upon this type of thinking is often trying to protect his own sense of self worth as opposed to being motivated to protect the honor of G-d.  Conversely,If everyone was totally motivated to only protect the honor of G-d, there would be no motivation for conflict. The thought processes of the Land of Israel would be paramount.

He who has inadequate respect for G-d cannot give the necessary respect to others and quarrels with them, says Rabeinu. Unfortunately the "thinking of the Land of Israel" today. is far from what it should be, in the land of Israel and elsewhere.
I would like to add a response to the article in the English edition of  Israel National News, "No to Uman", posted Elul 24, 5774 (September 19, 2014). On the surface this was solely critical of  the growing mass phenomena ofvisiting Rabbi Nachman's gravesite in Uman, Ukraine, especially by family men, on the holiday.
However, some of those living in the Land of Israel, felt that the criticism went deeper than that. In today's Israel, the teachings of Rabbi Nachman are widely discussed  (particularly the subject of Rabbi Nahcman's gravesite, Rosh Hashanah and their mutual  significance in the past and  present) The article seemed to be meant as criticism of Rabbi Nachman himself and the ever growing phenomena in which so many receive spiritual guidance and uplift from his leadership and teachings .
In "The Life of Rabbi Nachman",section 403, Rabeinu is quoted. "My Rosh Hashanah exceeds everything.  I found it amazing that inspite of the fact that my followers indeed believe in me, they were not all careful that they would be with me on Rosh Hashanah. No one should be missing".
In section 162 it is written, "…afterwards he revealed the ten selected Psalms of his (Tikun  Haklali -  the famous Ten Rectifications) and said that whoever "comes to my grave, gives two prutah coins for charity and says the Ten Rectifications", he will strive to do the utmost for this person.
Also in section 258 it says:"…now I know clearly that I am the single leader of the generation in the world- there is no leader like me". These and many other teachings from Rabbi Nachman, and his main disciples, are what motivates the visiting of Rabbi Nachman's grave during the Rosh Hashanah holiday.  It also motivates the many disciples who were in Jerusalem on the Rosh Hashanah holiday, who understand that the gravesite of Rabbi Yisrael Ber Odesser in Jerusalem is Rabbi Nachman's  fulfillment of his wish to be buried in Israel.
Rabbi Yisrael Ber Odesser was quoted as saying that when Rabbi Nachman is accepted by the Diaspora in the United States, the Redemption will arrive. In fact, Rabbi Yisrael traveled to meet the late Torah luminary, Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, in the United States, where he was received with great honor from Rabbi Feinstein, and received a signed document from him recognizing his stature and efforts in spreading the teachings of Rabbi Nachman. But to reiterate,, this is known in Israel, and probably not in far away America.

During Rabbi Nachman's lifetime, he said, "My fire will continue to burn until the coming of the Mashiach".  Similarly, in the miraculous note sent to Rabbi Yisrael Ber Odesser in 1922 by Rabeinu, it says, "My fire will burn until the coming of the Mashiach." Rabbi Yisrael said about Rabbi Nachman's signature on the letter, Na Nach Nachma Nachman from Uman, that it is the root revelation of Rabbi Nachman and the "key to the Redemption.
The burning, spreading enthusiasm for Rabbi Nachman and the proliferation  of the name "Na Nach Nachma Nachman me (from) Uman", so much a part of Israel today, are a living  testimony of the realization of  Rabeinu's Messianic vision as expressed in his teachings and those of his students.
May we merit the Redemption speedily in our days.

Monday, November 10, 2014

The Parshah

     Avraham was willing to give up what was the most important to him for his service of Hashem. What he was required to give was much more than we will ever be expected to give, so why do we hesitate? I think that most people are scared to succeed, because they have convinced themselves that they can't. If you have Hashem, what fear is there to have? He is working on things for you that you can't yet see.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Of course the Messiah will come from Lot, here is why:

The purpose of a Jew is to be a priest unto the nations, or in the words of Rabbi Nachman to be “just like Rabbi Nachman really” but through his merit only.

Abraham actually failed compared to Lot, and people are far from realizing this.  Abraham was very successful until he reached the test of Sodom and Gomorra.  Not only did he fail to save these cities, but he had to move away (maybe even his neighbors did so).  The King of the Canaanites of Beer Sheva even comes out as “holier” then Abraham. 

How so did Lot succeed where Abraham didn’t?

Lot was able to save Zohar in bargaining with G-d, where Abraham had failed. In the middle of the land of Israel turned into hell, a piece of holy land remained.  A parallel to this is Moses who is able to save the people of Israel, since he himself remained the only faithful man to Josef, he used this as leverage in bargaining with G-d to save the people of Israel.  Israel is a misnomer by the way because only one faithful to Josef is Israel …”these were the generations of Jacob: JOSEF”.  Moses who grew up an Egyptian was the only Israeli around.

The holiest and most vital work for humanity is the Hafatsa of Rabbi Israel Ber Odesser who is Rabbi Nachman come back to earth in the flesh and is precisely the 12th Imam the followers of Ali know about.  He left humanity one task which will unite us in joy, love and peace.  That task is bringing the bones of Rabbi Nachman to Mt Zion, Jerusalem. “because from Zion the Torah will come forth and the word of G-d from Jerusalem” “Nachamo Nachamo MY NATION…(ends with) not a man will be absent”.
Anyone really serious about living should give up everything and come to the village of Ebay Ha Nachal which is named after the book of Rabbi Nachman (the greatest of them all).  This "move" is like the tenth test of Abraham, but more is required of us to be JUST LIKE Rabbi Nachman.


   

Friday, November 7, 2014

Strategic shift in Uman

Rabbi Nachman just made a big step forward.(link)

The Canadian Government is unquestionably the leader of the first world at this point.  Both houses of Congress probably understand this.  So do the bankers, I suggest it is the right time to "attack" the BIS and put it to the service of the owners, who are no other then the victims of Genocide, be they Jewish, Armanian or American Indian etc... even though a large percentage of the original gold is unquestionably Jewish teeth.  The job is up for grabs and it pays handsomely. As the Most Honorable Prime Minister Stephen Harper knows, only the brave can participate.

Rabbi Nachman, like Josef is the source of all wealth and Prime Minister Harper will inherit ALL the powers of the Pharaoh that anointed Josef (and much more) by bringing Rabbi Nachman to King David.  (suggest placing him temporarily on Temple Mount in the custody of a revised Waakf until Mt. Zion is properly excavated and prepared for the millions of tourists that will be flooding Jerusalem every New Year).

Only those that connect to "Josef" are descendants of Jacob and can call themselves Israel, the position is WIDE OPEN.  Rabbi Nachman would have even been able to save Sodom, Amora and Schem as he was born from the tears of a deceased saint "Rachel".  Moses was the only man in his generation who was faithful to Josef and HE carried the bones til the ripe age of 120.

Mordecai Spiro


Thursday, October 30, 2014

New Reggae Tikkun Haklali


New Reggae Tikkun Haklali recently released by Ohel Yehudi

posted on facebook by Simcha

HH this Saturday Night is the 9th of Cheshvan the anniversary of the passing of R' Yisroel Karduner one of the 36 hidden tzaddikim who showed Saba Yisroel how to be a Breslover Chasid. R' Yisroel K. is buried in the old cemetary of Tiberias (by the southern entrance to the city) -- there will be major partying and hafatza B"H starting Friday (there is discussion of where to celebrate Shabbos, by Rachel the wife of Rabbi Akiva -- very close to R' Yisroel, or by Rabbi Akiva). 
Na Nach Nachma Nachman MeUman!!!
ב"ה מוצאי שבת -- ט' רם חשון הילולא של ר' ישראל קרדונר זצוק"ל אחד מהל"ו צדיקים נסתרים שהדריך את סבא ישראל איך להיות חסיד ברסלב -- תלמיד יקר של רבינו הקדוש -- הוא טמון בבית חיים הישן של טבריא (בכניסה הדרומית לעיר) ובעזה"י נחגוג את ההילולא מיום הששי, ועוד תלוי עם לשבות את השבת אצל רחל אשת ר' עקיבא שנמצאת קרוב לציון הנ"ל או אצל ר' עקיבא והרמח"ל.
נ נח נחמ נחמן מאומן!!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Kasparov is right, but Rabbi Nachman can solve the problem before it develops

http://www.kyivpost.com/content/russia-and-former-soviet-union/bbc-kasparov-says-putin-is-a-bigger-threat-than-is-369402.html

press here for article

Canada, on the elections in Ukraine


October 26, 2014
Ottawa, Ontario

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement following the completion of voting in the October 26, 2014, Parliamentary elections in Ukraine:
“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to congratulate the people of Ukraine for stepping up, for the second time in 2014, to exercise their fundamental democratic rights.
“Today’s elections represent an important step in the process of strengthening democracy in Ukraine, and its people continue to show resilience, courage and commitment to building a more peaceful and prosperous country for themselves, in the face of military aggression by the Putin regime, which seeks to deny them this right.
“Since 2004, Canada has provided election observers to eight successive Ukrainian elections to monitor and report on their conduct and to help ensure free and fair elections in that country. We are proud to have contributed hundreds of observers to monitor the latest vote, and to have supported the democratic expression of the will of the Ukrainian people. I would like to thank Senator Raynell Andreychuk for her leadership as well as all members of Canada’s election observer mission to Ukraine for their bravery, dedication and passion for the cause of Ukrainian democracy.
“Much work lies ahead for Ukraine’s leaders as they take transformative steps to ensure economic, social and political stability for their country. Canada will continue to proudly stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the Ukrainian people as they chart a new course in history, one that is peaceful and where Ukraine is recognized by all nations as free, democratic and sovereign.”

Noach, Avraham & Rabbi Nachman & how uniting Jews helps the world

Noach was able to save his own family. Abraham was able to save his district, but not Sdom  Amorra.  Rabbi Nachman emphisizes that the real "kiddush hashem" is when the reshaim do tchouva..that means Sdom and Amorra.  Moses used the Pharoe "who forgot Josef" to save Am Israel.  The real Kiddush Hashem is that the brothers accept Josef.

The EVIL connected to the Tower of Bavel was that men were getting together in opposition to the rule of 1/3,1/3,1/3 where 1/3 were supposed to be desert, 1/3 semi-populated, 1/3 cities.  There were 7 basic rules, this was one of them.

What is wrong with men getting together to build, isn't that what we did for the temple?  Ben/even/boneh it's all the same word...son, stone, build...

The difference between the children of Josef (these are the descendants of Jacob, JOSEF) and the others is that Israel (Josef) needs to be in the chosen land as the chosen head.  When others want to unite in one geographical location in this way it is an error, for us it is a mitsvah...

By uniting all his students in Jerusalem for Rosh Hashana..Rabbi Nachman will "empower" all the reshaim and they will be judged favorably and find their appropriate place in creation (not destruction).

Sunday, October 26, 2014

BIG DAY FOR RABBI NACHMAN TODAY, please pray for a Pro-Israel Government

Poroshenko: 'It's time to complete a full reset of power'

Oct. 26, 2014, 12:30 a.m. | Politics — by Kyiv Post
President Petro Poroshenko
© AFP
Editor's Note: The following is the English-language translation of President Petro Poroshenko's speech to the nation on Oct. 25, the eve of parliamentary elections. It can also be read at the president's official website at www.president.gov.ua.
Dear compatriots!
October 26 is the date of the elections to the Verkhovna Rada. 
They are held exactly five months after the presidential elections. 
As candidate for the post of the President, I promised the Association Agreement with the EU. We’ve achieved its signing, ratified and started implementing it. Though it was hard. Even on the day of signing, June 27, when I landed in Brussels, several European leaders hesitated whether to give the green light to the Agreement or not. 
I promised purification of authorities – the law on lustration was signed and it has already begun. 
I promised early elections to the Parliament – and they will be held tomorrow. 
I dissolved former Verkhovna Rada not only because it has been an obedient tool in the hands of the dictator, not only because there were dozens of MPs who were the fifth column of Russia, not only because the re-elections were one of the key demands of the Revolution of Dignity, but also because I was convinced of its low reformist potential. Friends, wet doesn’t burn. It is difficult to drive fast with reforms when hundreds of MPs synchronously press on breaks! 
It's time to complete a full reset of power. I believe in a deep upgrade and rejuvenation of the Parliament. You'll see, it will be a radically new Parliament. 
I have enough political will to implement the developed strategy of reforms. But I also need the majority in the Parliament. Reformist majority not corrupt one. Pro-Ukrainian and pro-European, not pro-Soviet. 
Without it, the presidential program in which millions of Ukrainians believed in June will remain on paper. 
My team has already prepared a draft coalition agreement. It is based on "Strategy 2020". This is a plan of changes we have developed. Its implementation will ensure the introduction of European standards and decent place of our country in the world. By 2020, Ukraine should be ready to apply for a membership in the European Union. 
Not only corruption and oligarchy, but also irresponsibility of politicians and boundless populism were destroying the chance for Ukraine to develop. 
Clear plan of reforms not sweat promises and distribution of posts on the basis of compromised party quotas must lay the foundation of new coalition agreement. 
If we adhere to this approach, nobody and nothing will prevent the reforms. Every Ukrainian must feel the financial result of these reforms, though it will not be immediately. 
The implementation of the "Strategy 2020" means economic growth, availability of work, decent wages, decent pensions, high scholarship, a successful private business. 
I will do everything I can for the new coalition and new Government to be formed quickly and start working hard over the reforms. 
Dear compatriots! 
You can only guess my preferences. I have no right to agitate for any political force, especially today. You have an extremely wide choice. The authorities ensured fair, competitive, free and transparent election campaign. It completely meets the European standards. 
Please, choose honestly. Remember only that a vote for the money is now an offense not only of those who buy, but also of those who sell. Measuring your vote with hryvnias means selling Fatherland. It is unlawful and sinful hundred times when thousands of people risk their lives defending our Homeland. 
The most important our goal is peace. Our valiant soldiers liberated the majority of the Donbas from terrorists and the elections will also be held there tomorrow. 
We can return territories where there is no military settlement only through political solution. It is impossible to storm Donetsk without destroying it. This city is not native for occupants. But it is native for us and our compatriots live there. Critics will not stop me from searching for peaceful solution to the situation. 
At the same time, we do not forget about reinforcement of the army. We keep the powder dry and act under the principle “everything for the front, everything for the victory”. 
Decision on ceasefire was beneficial first of all for the defense capacity. We healed wounds, summoned human resources, delivered weapons and equipment, built fortifications. All armored tank plants work under the three-shift schedule. Now we are much stronger than 1.5 month ago. God forbid, but they will regret if they attack. 
We are building our new Ukrainian home on reliable basis of European values and patriotic enthusiasm of the people of Ukraine. 
Vote for Ukraine – united, single, indivisible and European! 
Glory to Ukraine!