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Sunday, November 30, 2008

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Na Nach teaches peace

מלמד שלום, teacher or teach peace, has the numerical value of Na Nach Nachmu Nachmun MayUman!

Censored material from the holy book Chayay - The Life of - Moharan - Na Nach Nachmu Nachmun MayUman!

Just posted on our hebrew site (there's a link on the right side of the blog, or go to na-nach.net) the first few paragraphs of the censored material from the holy book Chayay Moharan. If you do not know hebrew, you can try running it through google transalate, but you still will need to do some of your own deciphering.

Also check out the newly posted t.v. coverage of the Saba's funeral!

NNNNM!

Meshivas Nefesh #26

26.

When one begins to look at oneself, and sees that one is far from good, and one is filled with sin, then one can fall through this and not be able to pray at all. Therefore one is required to search for and seek and find some good in oneself, for it cannot be that one has not done some mitzvah or good thing at some point in one’s life. And even if when one begins to examine that good that he had done, one sees that it is filled with blemishes and has no purity, for the good is mixed with vested interests and much waste material, nonetheless it cannot be that there is not some good point in the little bit of good that he has done.

And thus one must go on and search further, until one finds in oneself some good point, and even if this good is also mixed with much waste material, nevertheless in any case it contains some good point, and thus one must search further, until one finds some other good points in oneself. And through finding some merit and good in oneself, through this one truly crosses over from the scale of guilt to the scale of merit, and one becomes able to return in repentance through this, and through this one can enliven and cheer oneself regardless of one’s situation, and then one can pray and sing and give thanks to G-d (Likutey Moharan, Part I, Chapter 282).

Meshivas Nefesh #25

25.

When one falls from one’s level, one should know that this was intended from Above, for becoming distant is for the purpose of drawing close. Therefore one fell in order to arouse his heart more to draw close to G-d. The advice for such a situation is to begin anew and enter into serving G-d as if one had never started before. And this is a great principle in the service of G-d, that one must truly start anew each day (Likutey Moharan, Part I, Chapter 261).

Meshivas Nefesh #24

24.

A person’s primary might is in his heart, for one whose heart is strong does not fear from any person or thing, and he can do awesome deeds of might and conquer heavy wars through the strength and courage of his heart, not fearing, and running into the thick of the heavy war – thus it is with the service of G-d, understand this well (Likutey Moharan, Part I, Chapter 249).

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Mazel tov

Mazel tov to Ahron Z Nanach on the birth of a baby girl

Meshivas Nefesh #23

23.

One who mingles with non-Jews, because he has business dealings with them, must guard himself extremely carefully, that they not do harm to his holy Jewish being, for one can easily be caught in their net, G-d forbid, and one needs to strengthen oneself and remind oneself constantly of one’s holy Judaism, and ask G-d very much to guard one from learning from their behavior and customs (Likutey Moharan, Part I, Chapter 244).

Meshivas Nefesh #22

22.

One needs to be joyful at all times and to serve G-d in joy, and if one sometimes falls from this level, one must strengthen oneself from the earlier days, wherein the light had been shining on one a bit, and must sustain oneself now with the inspiration and illumination that one had then (Likutey Moharan, Part I, Chapter 222).

Meshivas Nefesh #21

21.

The main advice for strengthening oneself is speech, that is, even if one has fallen very deeply, nonetheless one should strengthen oneself even there, to speak words of truth, that is, words of Torah and prayer and fear of Heaven, and to speak to one’s Creator, and to speak to a friend, and all the more so, to one’s rabbi. For speech has a great power to remind a person of G-d, and to strengthen him at all times, even in places very far from holiness (Likutey Moharan, Part I, 78).

Refer to Likutey Aitzot, Chapter on Speech, Article 19. There it is said in the following language: “Speech is the aspect of ‘A mother of children (Tehillim 113:9)’,” that is to say, just as a mother always goes with her children, even to impure places, and never forgets them, likewise speech always goes with a person, even to impure places, and reminds him always of G-d. That is, even if a person has sunken to an extremely low level, G-d forbid, nevertheless through speech one can always remind oneself of G-d. Which is to say, regardless of how low one’s place, if he will strengthen himself at least to say holy words of Torah and prayer and conversation with his Creator, or to speak with his rabbi or with a friend about fear of Heaven, through this he can remind himself of G-d eternally, even there in places very distant from G-d, which are the aspect of the impure places. No matter how far he has fallen. For speech does not allow one to forget G-d. Understand well the great power of speech. And this is a wonderful and awesome technique for one who wishes not to lose his life completely, G-d forbid.

Friday, November 28, 2008

New Song I composed B"H

Here's a new song I just composed B"H the words are from Blossoms of the Spring (Ebay Hanachal) page 57. It's up on our music site in my folder, Toronto69.

http://www.4shared.com/file/73548551/6958855/HowMuchLongerWillYouSleep57Blossoms.html

Part 2: LETTER of the MONTH - ס

So, what is the Tachlis of the letter Samech? It is the concept of a word that is the Gematria of the letter of Samech=60 - HALACHA! It is one of the main concepts emphasized especially in Breslov. The conclusion of Talmud Bavli tells us that one who learns Halachos every day is assured of a share of the Olam Haba.

When Saba was asked what body of Halacha one should study, since after all, you have the Rambam, Shulchan Aruch, Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, etc. , he said one should study Shulchan Aruch (don't remember the source, I saw this in the weekly Nanach Parsha sheet). So, there you have it, the crux of Halacha is the good ol' Shulchan Aruch. Now, the most crucial part of Shulchan Aruch as it relates to daily living is the first of the four parts is called Orach Chaim, on which there is the Mishna Berura. For those whose Mama Lashon is English, it's great to know that you have the entire Orach Chayim with Mishna Berurah translated in English by Feldheim Publishers. I can tell you for myself that despite being able to learn in Hebrew pretty well, this translation is a great eye opener - especially when it comes to Hilchos Shabbos, about which the Chofetz Chaim writes in his introduction to Hilchos Shabbos quoting the Ya'aros Devash that unless one learns all of Hilchos Shabbos on a regular basis and is very knowledgeble in its Halachos, he can always be doing something wrong in terms of Chilul Shabbos. So, in order to be a good Chosid, one has to learn the vitamins of Torah learning - what keeps us alive as Torah observant Jews. Just to let you know, there is an Inyan of learning two Halachos in the daytime, and two Halachos at night; but whatever schedule that works best for you that won't allow you to fall behind - that is what counts the most at the end. Also, it's best to review the Halacha or Halachos several times to remember it well - not just as Torah learning, but remembering exactly how to follow what the Torah says.

Now that Chanuka is coming up, for those who have yet to have a set daily Seder in Halacha, it's a great time to get started considering you have exactly 44 Halachos of Hilchos Chanuka in the Shulchan Aruch (there are 25 in the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch), so learning 2 Halachos per day if you are reading this post shortly after this is written will allow you to know all of Hilchos Chanuka just in time to do everything right.

For more details on the significance of Halacha as it pertains to the letter Samech, check my blogspot http://www.gematriot.blogspot.com/. There is also a daily Halacha blogspot that I just discovered last week http://www.halocho.blogspot.com/. Happy Halacha Learning!

NaNach Thanksgiving

The whole reason for thanksgiving is:
so that the whole world could all shout out in one turkey voice Na Nach. lets all say that together NA NACH NACHMA NACHMAN MAYUMAN in the weirdest turkey way to uplift ourselves and the world. acting funny is a way of avodas hashem and nanacha love it nnnnm

NA NACH SIGD

SIGD SAMEACH! NA NACH!NA NACH SIGD

Part 1: LETTER of the MONTH - ס

Originally, this was going to be my second post with this title. But my previous post bringing out my point that every chapter of Likutei Moharan is called Torah was too good to pass up as another part of the post - it had to be used as the title of the blog post as well. But as for an explanation how the letter Samech, with a Gematria of 60, relates to learning Torah - especially the Oral Law - from Mishna to Halacha, you can check out my latest blog on my own blogspot
http://www.gematriot.blogspot.com/.

In my next blog, I will tell you the Tachlis of the blog that I just wrote on my own blogspot that deals with Gematriot, revealing the beauty of Torah. But first, there is a most significant connection of the letter Samech, the letter of this month of Kislev - as it relates to Saba. Yes, Samech is the first letter of Saba. But there is more - you will see this Gematria only on nanach.net - pertaining to Birkas Cohanim, and how it relates to Saba:

There are exactly 150 letters in the Parsha of Bircas Kohanim, the very first words of Torah (interestingly, just mentioned how each chapter of Likutei Moharan is called Torah) that we say each morning following the Berachos for learning Torah. On in incidental note - there are likewise exactly 150 chapters of Tehillim, and exactly 150 words of the Aishes Chayil recited every Shabbos night at Kiddush, which are the last 22 Pesukim of Mishlei and one of two places in the entire T'Nach which follows exactly in Alef Beis order in the course of 22 Pesukim. Anyways, the actual Bircas Cohanim text - 15 words - as recited by the Cohanim has exactly 60 letters.

How does this relate to Saba? Easy. You see, the 60 letters of the Bircas Cohanim within the 150 letters of the Parsha of Bircas Kohanim are in position numbers 63 thru 122. Saba is the Gematria of 63, and the Siman for the 122 Pesukim of Parshas Ki Savo - about which I wrote a most fascinating post relating to Rabbeinu & Sabba nearly two weeks ago - is the word La'avadav (122) - To His (Hashem's) servants, referring to the Jewish Nation. In the Petek, the root word of this Avoda - is written 3 times in the 51 words of the Petek (1/17 of the Petek)! It is the 122th and last Posuk of Parshas Ki Savo that is the 5682 Posuk of the Torah, and as we know, it was in the year 5682 when Saba discovered the Petek! (It is interesting to note that when Saba came to Rabbi Moshe Feinstein ZTVK"L for his Haskama on the Petek, Rabbi Feinstein asked Saba for a Beracha, upon which Saba blessed him with the words of Bircas Kohanim)

Another fascinating vort on Saba in relation to the letter Samech: In Parshas Bo, the 15th Parsha & the Parsha of Yetzias Mitzrayim - the 60th letter of the 60th Posuk of this Parsha that is called Bo - the last two letters of Saba - is the letter Samech! So, it's the letter Samech connecting with the letters Beis & Alef to form the word Saba! And mind you, this Samech is in the word HaPosach - where Moshe is telling Hashem's command to B'nei Yisrael to slaughter the Korban Pesach, and as we know Pesach & Nachman have the same Gematria (148). So, it's a Chazaka here - the Samech=60 as the 60th letter in the 60th Posuk (even if it wasn't Parshas Bo, it would still be an amazing thing)! But wait - later on in this Parsha when it mentions the traveling itinerary of the Jews leaving Egypt - it's the ONLY place in the ENTIRE T'nach where three Samechs are written in a row! This is bearing in mind that the Samech is one of the least mentioned letters in the Torah. Vayisu B'nei Yisrael M'Ramses Sukosa - The Jews traveled from Ramses to Sukkos (same name as the Chag in which Rabbeinu was Niftar in the middle of the seven days of it - connecting the three days before and after it, just like with Shabbos). So it is the letter Samech that is spelled as three letters consecutively in the names of the city that they left Golus Mitzrayim from, and the first city that the Jews traveled to on their way to Eretz Yisrael - truly amazing! (The letter Samech=60 is the 15th letter of the Alef Beis, as connected with the 15 words of Bircas Cohanim having 15 letters, the Jews left Golus Mitzrayim on 15 Nissan, and Sukkos begins on 15 Tishrei) It is also interesting to note that in some Chumashim, at the end of some Parshiyos, you will see three Samechs indicating that this is a shorter space in the Sefer Torah (in contrast to the end of other Parshiyos where you will see three Peys indicating a larger space in the Sefer Torah) - I just have to work on the connection of this last thing of the three Samechs with the three Samechs in Parshas Bo bridging the cities of in & out of Mitzrayim (any ideas?)

Now, here is the connection of Samech as it relates to Saba IN THIS YEAR. You see, the letter Samech when spelled out as the name for the letter Samech - Samech, Mem, Chof, - it has a Gematria of 120. Well, before we know it, it will be exactly 120 years since the birth of Saba on 20 Kislev 5649-5769! Yes, like Moshe Rabbeinu who lived exactly 120 years - and where is the last letter Samech of the Torah/Chumash? After mentioning the Histalkus of Moshe, it mentions Moshe giving Semicha - his transfer of leadership over to Yehoshua - Ki Somach Moshe Es Yadav Olov. The very last time the letter Samech is used in the Torah begins the word Somach - basically the same word as the name of the letter Samech! And while Saba, not an official Chasidishe Rebbe, did not officially appoint a next leader as he didn't want to consider himself one - everyone together were just friends - it's his obvious legacy that he gave to ALL OF US - to give us a piece of the pie usually reserved only for great Torah leaders - this Zechus of having leadership skills of bringing Yidden closer to the Emes - the ultimate Torah as expounded by the teachings of Breslov! It is this bridge of the letter Samech that will transport us from the exile of the Sitra Achara - beginning with a Samech - to the Sod (Secret) - also beginning with the letter Samech - of the Geula - Na Nach Nachma Nachman Me'Uman!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Each chapter is called TORAH!

Chodesh Tov everyone!

Just when I thought that I would only need to write a post pertaining to the letter "Noon" last month representing Cheshvan, as it relates to Na Nach Nachma Nachman MeUman, it is the letter Samech, the letter of the month of Kislev, that puts Breslov in the center of everything. After all, the Samech is the middle letter of Breslov.

As I mentioned in a previous post "770 in Breslov", I related the Bareich Aleinu blessing of Shemoneh Esrei to the letters of Breslov, including the letter Samech. Outside of Israel, Jews start praying for rain in this blessing on the 60th day of Tekufas Tishrei - which will begin next week on the night of December 4 - and Samech is the Gematria of 60.

It seems that sometimes things may be too obvious not to notice, but there seems to be a reason why sometimes I don't think of everything at once. Being that there are some Nanachs out there who presently are in the States, it won't hurt to bring another few vortlech on this Bareich Aleinu blessing that relates to praying for rain that are no doubt - showing Breslov to be the ultimate purpose of this Beracha.

As I mentioned previously the word V'Sein - whether followed by the words Beracha or Tal U'Matar L'Veracha - has the same Gematria as Likutei Moharan (456). Now, focusing on the following words that we say when praying for rain - Tal U'Matar - these two words have the same Gematria as Breslov (294)! Thus, it is the Likutei Moharan ("V'Sein") that is the "Bible" or magnum opus of Breslov ("Tal U'Matar")! I also mentioned in a past post that both Torahs 39=Tal & 227=Beracha of the first part of Likutei Moharan mention the concept of Eisev - herbage/vegetation/grass. Now, note the second Posuk of Parshas Ha'azinu - Ya'arof KaMATAR Likchi, Tizal KaTAL Imrasi, K'Seirim Alei Deshe, V'Chirvivim Alei EISEV - "May my teaching drop like the rain, may my utterance flow like the dew; like storm winds upon vegetation and like raindrops upon blades of grass" Maseches Ta'anis and various commentators on the Torah tell us that this verse refers to the teachings of the TORAH. Indeed, this verse mentions rain, dew & grass, all the concepts that we mentioned in connection with Likutei Moharan, and significantly, IF YOU REMEMBER NOTHING ELSE, each chapter of this Heilige Sefer is refered to as TORAH! This is just like a chapter of Tehillim or other parts of T'nach being called Perek or Kapitelle, a chapter of Mishna is likewise called Perek, and a chapter of Shulchan Aruch is called Siman. But the Likutei Moharan is different - every chapter is called TORAH - the ultimate Torah about which Rabbeinu said that Moshiach is going to say a Peirush to it! (Recalling my Chabad days when I learned Tanya, each chapter is called Perek, but never did I hear the chapters being called Torah).

Now, as far as Rabbeinu per se is concerned, Tal U'Matar & Breslov both have the same Gematria as Rabbeinu's Yiddishe Numen - Nachman Ben Feige (a well known Gematria pertaining to Breslov). But also, as in a previous post, I wrote that Tal corresponds to Rabbeinu's years in Olam Hazeh as he was Niftar in his 39th year, the same Gematria as Tal; hence the following word U'Matar, has the same Gematria as HaRan (255)!

Meshivas Nefesh #20

20.

Becoming distant from G-d is the beginning of drawing close. That is, when a person wants to draw close to G-d, then in most cases harsh judgments and suffering and numerous and immense obstacles come upon him, and it seems to him as if he is being pushed away. But all of this is for good, in order to draw him close, and one must strengthen oneself and be determined and steel oneself to stand in this test, and not be driven away, G-d forbid, by the suffering and obstacles and distancing, and not deceive oneself, saying that he is being rejected, G-d forbid. Rather he must know and believe that all that he is enduring is for his good, in order that he should overcome and draw closer, for the distancing is only for the sake of drawing him close (Likutey Moharan, Part I, 74).

Meshivas Nefesh #19

19.

Also depression is very harmful, and gives strength to the evil inclination, therefore, one must be very determined to cheer oneself with all the methods which are explained in their place, for the primary strengthening is through joy and delight, as in the verse: “The delight of the L-rd is your strength (Nechemiah, 8:10).” (Ibid)

Meshivas Nefesh #18

18.

One who is burdened by harsh judgments, G-d forbid, and is enduring some suffering, may
G-d have mercy, needs to make a particularly strong effort to be saved from the evil inclination, for at such times the evil inclination rises against one especially, for the primary root of the evil inclination is harsh judgments, may G-d have mercy (ibid).

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Hashem really likes stories of the Nanach!

In this weeks portion Rashi quotes the famous dictum יפה שיחתן של עבדי אבות יותר מתורתן של בנים, that is that we find that the Tora elaborates much much more about the events that happened to the servants of our forefathers than actual divine commandments. The numerical value of עבדי אבות is 495, which is the numerical value of נ נח נחמ נחמן מאומן and 4 for the quadrupled song.

Showing off Kabala, maybe a step in the right direction, but isn't good enough

Ner Yisrael Yeshiva of Toronto has put many Kabalistic works, such as the Holy Zohar, the Holy Writings of the Arizal, the Siddur of the Rishash, and more in bookshelves in it's main lobby. This is somewhat a fulfillment of the verse (beginning of Mishley – Proverbs) חכמות בחוץ תרונה ברחובות תתן קולה! It is also evidence that today it isn't sufficient to possess and study the Holy works of the Kabala, only Rabbainu Na Nach Nachmu Nachmun MayUman has the power to heal us and save us.

Donation

Trino (C) has donated another $10 for the spread of nanach.

Others should follow this example as well.

Sigd Sameach, Happy Temple Day, Na Nach

29th Cheshvan is the holiday of Sigd. Sigd is celebrated 50 days from Yom Kippur, like Shavuot is to Pesach. It has its roots in the days of Ezra and Nechemia and a chag which was instituted with the 2nd Temple rebuilding movement. This chag is all about Torah and the Beis HaMikdash, interesting also is that it is in Cheshvan which world Jewry has always reffered to as Mar Cheshvan, or Mr. Cheshvan, seriously though, as the bitter month since it is without chagim, and there are many mesorahs about Cheshvan being when Shlomo HaMelech finished the Bayis Rishon, however waited to inaugurate it till the following Tishrei, and that Cheshvan is the month of Bayis Shlishi.

We also know how much Na Nach is connected to the Beis Hamikdash construction, which Rambam tells us all is a greenlight in every generation. The Petek clearly says, Malei Vegadish Mikav Lekav, BUILD IT!

The holiday of Sigd has been preserved through the ages by the very unique Jewish community of the Beta Yisrael. As is written in Rabbi Eliyahu Avichails Sefer Shivtei Yisroel, and also sefer on the Beta Yisroel community "Ayelet Hashachar", and also in Rambam and Eldad HaDani, the Beta Yisroel community have a particular shoresh in Shevet Dan. Dan had left Eretz Yisroel during a civil war because they prefered to leave the land if it meant they did not have to shed their brothers' blood. This is a trememndous zechus and they are not actually counted among to the exiled tribes since they left by their own accord. It caught my eye that Dan is Dalet-Nun, 4 Nuns, Na Nach Nachma Nachman MeUman. Many great things are related to Dan ben Yaakov. His Kever is by Beit Shemesh in a Gan Leumi, and from him came many great Jewish heroes, Chushim ben Dan ben Yaakov, Tzelya who defeated the Wicked Bilaam and helped Moshe Rabbeinu and Klal Yisroel, Ohaliav ben Achisamach who worked in unity with Betzalel in the construction of the Mishkan, Shimshon HaGibor, Ira the mighty warrior with King David, and the future hero our Sages tell us of Sarya, who will help Melech HaMoshiach, may Hashem send our Righteous Moshiach and fulfill the complete Redemption speedily in our days, Na Nach.

As of this year, July, Sigd is an official State Holiday in Israel, like Yom Haatzmaut and Chanukah, and also many leaders in the Sephardic and Ashkenazic communities have embraced the new, yet old, and new, like Rebbe Nachmans path itself, Cheshvan Torah Beis Hamikdash Chag Sigd.

We've got Yom Haatzmaut celebrating Eretz Yisroel and Yom Yerushalayim and now Yom Har HaBayit : )

Jews will be celebrating all over the world, and the central Sigd celebrations and official ceremonies will be at Armon HaNetziv, overlooking Har HaBayit and kissing and blessing the stones and dust of Yerushalayim Ir HaKodesh.
Check out these links for more info, Happy Holidays! Just say Na Nach, in keeping with the Sigd spirit and the Na Nach spirit both expressed and encompassed so beautifully in one pasuk,

Yibane HaMamikdash, Ir Tzion Timale, Vesham Nashir Shir Chadash, Urvirnana Naaleh

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigd

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GY6gU6jM_Bo

second discussion

It seems out of all the contributers, only MordechiGefforyMAx feels that Saba is Rebbe Nachman incarnate or greater, I guess all the rest of us non-believers need to be weeded out.
My next opinion is about what might be a real machlocus, not like the question of the "ani..", which I feel is just an issue of right and wrong.
Were is the kibbutz on Rosh Hashana?
The Rebbe made it clear that he wanted all of his people to be by him on Rosh Hashana.
R' Nason worked his whole life to strengthen the kibbutz in Uman by the Rebbe's kever.
Saba said the words "Uman nigmar" on Rosh Hashana, and worked to bring Rabenu to Eretz Yisroel the whole next year.
When the kever of Rabenu did not move, Saba ended up going to Uman for the next two Rosh Hashana's before he passed away.
To the best of my knowledge, and that is after asking almost everybody invovled, Saba, after going to Uman, after trying a full year to move the Rebbe's kever, never again told anyone the kibbutz is in Israel, and whoever asked him were to go on Rosh Hashana, would be told adamantly to go to Uman.
To me there is no question, the kibbutz is in Uman.
The only argument to say the kibbutz is in Israel, is to say "we have to make the move, to getting Rabenu to Israel, by starting to make a kibbutz in Israel."
I can not agree with this for the simple fact that you are messing with Rabenu's main tikkun - the Rosh Hashana gathering.
It is go good to be cutting edge, but this is like stepping of that edge.
I think the growing tikkun of the world is directly a product of the kibbutz of every Rosh Hashana.
The spreading of the Rebbe's seforim with the help of the banner and song of Na Nach, is making the kibbutz grow and that is the point.
You can not push something even if you are right.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Meshivas Nefesh #17

17.

Also in the matter of drawing oneself close to G-d, there is a great evil inclination, wherein sometimes the excess of enthusiasm beyond the proper measure is from this evil inclination, in the aspect of “Lest they break through to ascend to the L-rd (Shmot 19:21).” One needs to ask for mercy to be saved also from this (ibid).

Meshivas Nefesh #16

16.

And there are those whose evil inclination has the aspect of a thin shell, and this evil inclination only challenges one who is on a somewhat high level. But this is still not the evil inclination of the True Tzaddikim, for their evil inclination is truly a holy angel (ibid).

Meshivas Nefesh #15

15.

There are several varieties of the evil inclination. For most of the world, their evil inclination is very lowly and materialistic, truly a spirit of foolishness. And one who has a bit of clear intellect, and reflects in his heart even a bit about the greatness of G-d, certainly for him this evil inclination is great foolishness and craziness, and even the test of sexual desire is foolishness in his eyes, and he does not need any efforts to counter it. However, he has another evil inclination which is much higher than this. But the evil inclination of most of the world is truly great nonsense for one who has intelligence alone (ibid).

Letter# 14: The Na Nach alternative

Alot of pessimism and big threats in the news...IF.. everybody believes in Na Nach,
none of this is relevant.

1 Rabbi Nachman comes home.
2 The "Palestinians" and other occupiers and would be occupiers DONATE the houses and
gardens they toiled for to the Jews living in Eretz Ha Kodesh.
3 The "Palestinians", "fanatically secular Israelis" et al, are welcomed with open arms anywhere
in the world they decide to settle.
4 The Jewish Nation sends generous gifts to their palestinian and other emissaries throughout
the now civilized world.

The 90%annihilation and romantic survival of the new world order of very holy and super tough tzaddikkim is not the victory G-d wants over his children. (even the most babaric reptiles have something better in mind for their baby dinosores- G-d is probably more merciful but certainly just).

In a NaNach brotherhood,
the deeply buried ennemy agents will be weeded out through very precise and targeted action by the most high himself.

This is all plain and simple, all we need to do to succeed is stick together!

Our very own Y.B.

NANACH! PUT IT INTO YOUR HEAD! NANACH!

Monday, November 24, 2008

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Meshivas Nefesh #14

14.

If a person is aroused to repent, then when he wants to begin serving G-d and to travel to the Tzaddik, the evil inclination arises against him, each time to a greater degree. Therefore at each point, one needs a determination greater than before, and new strength to face the new evil inclination, which arises against one at every point. From this comes the phenomenon, wherein when one is inspired to travel to people of truth, one has a great desire for this, and afterwards when one begins the journey, one’s desire weakens, and sometimes by the time one reaches the tzaddik himself, one falls from one’s desire entirely.

All this emanates from the above-mentioned aspect, for immediately when one is aroused to travel to a true tzaddik, one kills the evil inclination one had at first, and afterwards when one wants to start travelling, a new evil inclination is created, which is stronger than the first one. For “Each one who is greater than his fellow, his evil inclination is also greater (Gemarrah Sukkah, 52-A).” Therefore, one who wants to draw close to G-d in truth needs new strength at every point, to counter the new evil inclination that renews itself upon him at every point (Likutey Moharan, Part I, Chapter 72).

love

I love Klal Yisroel, but hate flawed ideologies.
Discussion should only be on views, and not be taken personally.
I only try to stand up for my understanding of what Saba is, and stands for.
By the way when Saba said the US will be the poorest nation - I think he meant daas wise.
Dont look for the US to go bankrupt any time soon, they still can officially kick the borcsht out of any body else - if they get forced to pay their debts.

Saba At Hakafos Shniyos

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Tikkun Haklali Stickers

see
http://nissim.lbox.org/breslev/Tikkun%20Haklali%20Sticker%206.pdf
http://nissim.lbox.org/breslev/Tikkun%20Haklali%20Sticker%206.doc
10,000 were printed here in Albany at a cost of $450.
b'h i'll be in NY and LA soon; whoever can help with distribution or cost can merit the zechut.
in particular we need help to get them to Florida, Canada, Israel, the Midwest, everywhere.
or, you can download and file and print/edit it locally.

A flyer gets thrown away.
A book is scarcely read.
A sticker gets stuck in a book, on a wall, etc.

Rabbeinu commanded us to go and publish this awesome tikkun, Sichot #141.
Na Nach

Sunday, November 23, 2008

TV Interview

Interview of the Saba, Sharon Seltzer and Aharon Pots

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True Happiness of Breslov

During the younger years of Rebbe Yisroel Karduner there lived a very wealthy man in his city. Although this wealthy man was a known miser, Hashem made Rebbe Yisroel Karduner find favor in his eyes. The wealthy man once invited Rebbe Yisroel Karduner to his home. In middle of his visit Rebbe Yisroel turned the conversation around to discuss the final truth and mans ultimate purpose in this world. His words made a great impression and penetrated deep into the wealthy mans heart.

Many years passed and Rebbe Yisroel Karduner arrived to the yearly Rosh Hashana Kibutz (gathering) of Anash (men of Breslov) in Uman. There he found his fellow Breslover chasidim dancing in great joy as was their usual custom. Breslovers usually dance with great joy and happiness, near the tzion (grave of Rebbe Nachman) this was increased tenfold.

In the center of the room danced a person who seemed relatively new to the group. His dancing however was extremely impressive and was with great life force, energy and happiness. So great was his dancing that that all the people in the room look at him with wonder.

Rebbe Yisroel Karduner looked at the man dancing in the center and he liked what he saw. He approached some Chasidim to inquire who this latest member of the group was.

"Do you not remember him" they replied "This was your wealthy man that you started bringing close many years ago."

The man had lost all his wealth, but what happiness was there now....

(chayi Saba page 190)

Unable to Ask

The Saba recited how a number of times he wished to approach Rebbe Yisroel Karduner and pour out his heart about the great suffering that he and his family were going through as well as the great embarrassments and insults that were constantly being thrown at him. However as soon as he saw his awesome, holy and shining face, all his suffering would become completely nullified and he could not bring himself to talk about it.

(Chayi Saba page 189)

Complete Faith

The Saba recited how he and Rebbe Yisroel Karduner would set out in the beginning of the week to Meron or the forest. Despite the fact that there was almost no way of attaining food at these locations, they would leave empty handed taking no provisions with them.

The Saba would want to ask Rebbe Yisroel Karduner what they would eat for the remainder of the week, however when he would hear his yells and cries of prayers and Hisbodedute and the way he would read the Zohar and Tikkun Haklali, he would think to himself, there is already no need for food.

(Chayi Saba page 189)

Meshivas Nefesh #13

13.

In the places which are very lowly and distant from G-d, there specifically dwells a very high life-force, in the aspect of Secrets of the Torah. Thus, one who has fallen very deeply, G-d forbid, needs to know this, that specifically in his place he can draw especially close to G-d, for there specifically is concealed a very high light, and when such a person merits returning to G-d, through him specifically will be revealed a high Torah teaching, that is, Secrets of the Torah (ibid).

The Early Na Nachs

Yisroel Dagan and the original Na Nach chior in an early day TV interview.

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Netzach Nitzachim

Here's a gimatria I saw in Bezenson's sefer. Everyone knows that Netzach נצח, (eternal, victory) has the numerical value of Nachman. So take it a step further, נצח נצחים, the epitome of נצח, has the value (with the letters) of נ נח נחמ נחמן, Na Nach Nachmu Nachmun!

Miracles by the Righteous

This weeks Parsha (weekly portion of the Tora) is Toldos, which begins with the verse, אלה תולדות יצחק בן אברהם אברהם הוליד את יצחק, thes are the offspring of Yitchok the son of Avrohom, Avrohom gave birth to Yitzchok. This verse seems to unneccessarily repeat itself. Rashi explains the verse with a Medrash. The laytzanim of the generation (mockers and scoffers) were saying that Avrohom was with Sara for so many years and never had children from her, and now right after Sara's abduction by Avimelech she gives birth, it must be that it was - G-d forbid - Avimelech who fathered Yitzchok. So G-d made Yitzchok's appearance to be identical to that of Avrohom, so that all that saw Yitzchok said that he must be Avrohom's son.
The commentaries question this explanation, what would scoffers gain by declaring Avimelech the father, the main miracle wasn't Avrohom's ability to father children, he had already fathered Yishmael, and it's not such a great wonder if 13 years later he fathers another child. The main miracle was that Sara, who was baren at 90 years old would give birth. So even if the scoffers would say that - G-d forbid - Yitzchok was fathered by Avimelech, they would still have to recognise a tremendous miracle had occured!
The Brisker Rav answers that it is true that the laytzunim would have to admit that there was a miracle, their objective was to say that the miracle wasn't done for our holy father Avrohom, but for the low down creep Avimelech! This he says is the nature and intent of the laytzunim.
This is one of the strongest reasons to learn the Brisker Rav - because now you will get an insite into those people that say that the Petek was written by a certain laytz. What do they stand to gain, after all the Petek is the greatest miracle of all times - never before was a Tzadik revealed in this holy form: Na Nach Nachmu Nachmun MayUman, never before was there such a powerfull message of hope spread and an opening of thousands of miracles on a daily basis, and the list goes on and on. So what do the laytzunim want, they want to say that the whole Geula - redemption and all the miracles of the Petek is on their account - G-d forbid!
So Saba says Ani Na Nach Nachmu Nachmun MayUman, and all the Nanach echo him, and anyone open to the truth sees that Nanach is the signature of Rabbainu.

Bezenson's take on Ani Na Nach Nachmu Nachmun

This Shabos I was perusing through Bezenson's sefer on Na Nach, I'm just about through the whole thing. Bezenson brings a verse from Chumash Shmos when Hashem tells Moshe that He is going to send an angel to lead the Israelites and they should head and obey the angel adherently, כי שמי בקרבו, because my name is in his midst, Rashi explains that this is an allusion to the angel Mata"t whose name has the numerical value of that of the divine name שד"י, Bezenson then brings down from the kabalistic work קהילת יעקב, that because of this attribute Mata"t has the right and ability to say, I am G-d! Thus Bezenson justifies the reasoning for Saba having said, I am Na Nach Nachmu Nachmun MayUman.

Schizophrenia

It follows:
If Saba is Rabbeinu, then Saba wrote Saba the petek. One personality writes to the other, "it was very difficult for me to come down to you my precious student..signed Na Nach Nachma MeUman.."
This is the logical reasoned outcome. It is also perhaps the best argument to deny the miracle of the petek.
Rabbeinu teaches us simplicity and emunah is truth.
Saba was the precious student of Rabbeinu who recieved the petek in a miraculous way from Rabbeinu Na Nach Nachma Nachman MeUman.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Meshivas Nefesh #12

12.

There are those who have committed so many sins that they have fallen to the aspect of ‘concealment within concealment’. And due to this, it appears to them that there is no hope left for them, G-d forbid. For “One who sinned and repeated the sin, it becomes for him as if a thing permitted (Gemarrah Yomah, 86-B).” This is the aspect of one level of concealment. But when one has sinned to a greater degree, G-d forbid, then G-d conceals Himself from the person in the aspect of “concealment within concealment”, and then it becomes very difficult to find G-d. But through study of the Torah, it is possible to arouse even him, and inform him of G-d, and that he also has hope, until he returns to the truth and draws close to G-d. For in truth, through the strength of the true tzaddikim, one can draw close to G-d at all times, in whatever condition, from whatever place (Likutey Moharan, Part I, Chapter 56).

Meshivas Nefesh #11

11.

Because of this, one needs to know that even if one is sunken in the depths of impurity, and one is on a very lowly level, to the point that it seems one can no longer draw close to G-d, due to the degree one has become distant, nevertheless one must know that even in one’s place, one can also find G-dliness, and from there one can also attach oneself to G-d, and return to Him in complete repentance, for “It is not far from you (Devarim 30:11),” only that in the place where one is, the layers have multiplied (ibid).

Meshivas Nefesh #10

10.

One needs to know that G-d’s glory fills all the earth (Yeshayah, 6:3), and there is no place void of Him, and He fills all the worlds and surrounds all the worlds (Rayah Mehemnah, Portion Pinchas 225). And even one who does business dealings with non-Jews cannot excuse himself and say that it is impossible for him to serve G-d, because of the coarseness and materialism in which he is immersed constantly due to his business dealings with them. For in all the material things and in all the languages of the non-Jews, one can find G-dliness, for without this G-dliness they would not have any life-force or existence at all. However, the lower the level, the greater is the constriction of G-dliness in that place, and the more layers cover it (Likutey Moharan, Part I, 33).

letter to rabbinachman (Saba is not Rabbi Na Nachman)

Besides the very strong conviction and "faith" conveyed by the hostility of your words, I haven't seen one single arguement backing up your opignion- a few dollars might do the trick, or a few brocken windows, or insults, or rumors or even some politics--- but I would prefer one logical arguement my guess is the blessed lord is in all his great humility also interested in your reasoning as well. If you cannot express yourself, but are still sincere in your conviction, then at least understand that it is hard for us to accept your incomprehensible opignion.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Meshivas Nefesh #9

9.

When one girds oneself and breaks the obstacles, and rises at each occasion to the level that is higher, according to his situation, in this he does a favor for his fellow as well, who is standing at the same level he is entering now. For his friend thus leaves that level and ascends to a higher level, for it is impossible for two people to be on exactly the same level, and this is the aspect of elevating, called Heibin in Yiddish, that is, one who lifts and elevates his fellow (ibid).

When a person sees that sexual thoughts are entering his mind, and he subdues his desire and turns his attention from them, this is his main repentance and rectification for his spoiling of the Covenant (refers to sexual sins) in the past, each one according to his case. For this is the matter of literally ‘balancing the scales’. Therefore, one should not be discouraged when one sees that very lustful and shameful thoughts are overwhelming one, for to the contrary, this is precisely one’s rectification and repentance, for specifically through these thoughts coming upon one, and one overcoming them, specifically through this one reaches rectification and repentance, and through this one raises the sparks of holiness that had fallen through one’s past spoiling of the Covenant (Likutey Moharan, Part I, 27).

Meshivas Nefesh #8

8.

Another tactic for this is to cheer oneself, and rejoice in one’s good point, in that one merited being a Jew and drawing close to people of truth, who lead and guide one in the way of truth, through which one has eternal good hope, come what may. And through this joy one breaks through the husks, which are the obstacles at every level (ibid).

For your consideration: When Sabba said Ani Na Nach, like "G-d is great and we don't know at all." he would say "Kol HaOlam lo yodim! Mi Ani?!"

The word Uman means artisan/craftsman and is the word which the Sages in the Mishna use in refference to those who build/maintain the Beis Hamikdash

Na Nach Nachma Nachman MeUman! Sabba says to use ones talents and skills for Hashem. Be an Uman! Be a Na Nach!

Sabba is the Baal HaPetek HaKadosh, the first Na Nach! Being a Na Nach is awesome and that's Whatsup.

On a peshat level, Ani Na Nach makes a lot of sense for Sabba to say, since people are no problem called Na Nachs, Were Na Nach

Ani Na Nach can also be read kinda like we read in Shema, Ani Hashem Elokechem emet, also Sabba said in connection to this, "Ani adir lachem.".

clear

If there is only one thing this blog accomplishes is that an understanding comes to the issue of "I am Na Nach.." then the blog was worth it.
Other then that, it could be seen as propaganda garbage.
This is the beauty of Na Nach
No secrets, its all out there
The true search for truth
No lame "we are the best" stupidity
fearless enough to say we need help and seek answers
I think Breslov (Na Nach) is defined by daf 33 in Shabbous
When Reish Lakish said what does Hashem love
People that are "madgilim btorah"
Rashi explains madgilim to mean -
That the teacher has past from this world and his students toil in his teachings to understand what he trying to teach them.

"Echad Haya Avraham" - Only Achdus

There was someone who wrote a post here a couple of weeks ago asking about why there are so many divisions in Na Nach. And I also have a question, which will be accompanied by an answer. In between the two parts of Likutei Moharan - you have what's called a Hashmata -a Dvar Torah that was accidentally left out from some part of the text, and thus is written by itself - and this is the Torah of "Echad Haya Avraham". So the question begs to be asked? Why wasn't this inserted in its appropriate text at one point instead of being left by itself? Also, why particularly BETWEEN the two parts of Likutei Moharan, and not before or after the whole Sefer?

The answer is quite fundamental. You see, Avraham Avinu was the only one (besides his wife Sara -it is this week's Parsha of Chayei Sara) who went out openly spreading the belief in Hashem and forsaking all the worthless gods. But Avraham wasn't just a Kiruv professional in the convincing sales sense - he was all about Echad - Achdus. He didn't try to force his way on others and make a tzimes of his beliefs. He spread the teachings of Torah in a spirt of love - Ahava, which is the Gematria of Echad (13). Without this correct attitude, Avraham could have never had the accoplishments that he achieved. In a previous blog, I mentioned that according to one opinion, he wrote 456 chapters on the concept of Hashem and the disbelief of the worthless gods - and the magnum opus of Rabbeinu - entitled Likutei Moharan - is the Gematria of 456. Thus, I believe that this "Hashmata" of "Echad Haya Avraham" was purposely left out or at least by Hashgacha Pratis - and particularly in between the two sections of Likutei Moharan - to teach this lesson that before being too caught up with what we are learning and being too fanatical about certain things that can turn people off if not presented in the ways of "Deracheha Darchei Noam V'Chol Nesivoseha Shalom", that we take a break in BETWEEN (as the Torah does for 668 times if you look in a Sefer Torah) and stop to think about what it is that Hashem REALLY wants, and if we think about it in these terms, then we will only do what Hashem wants without creating Machlokes, and the end result will be Shalom - the word that ends off all the Mishnayos, Tehillim 29, the blessings of Shemoneh Esrei, Bircas Hamazon, and Bircas Cohanim.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

You Can Count on Rebbe Nachman

I am sure that this has happened to all of us before, where a person comes over to you and says "Uman is a city? I always thought Muman was from the word Emunah and you were saying Nachman Muman that Rebbe Nachman can be trusted."

Well we all know the rule that "Ain dovar yotzay miday pshuto" (A meaning does not vary from its simple explanation).

Yes, Rebbe Nachman can be trusted and counted on, we believe in full that his teachings and tikkunim that he has done will make everyone do complete Teshuvah and bring about the arrival of Mashiach and the final redemption.

Meshivas Nefesh #7

7.

And the advice for this is to give charity to poor people who are worthy, for the main greatness of G-d is revealed through the charity that is given to the worthy poor, through which G-d magnifies Himself and glories, and through this one merits subduing the evil husks, which are the obstacles and confusions that overcome one at every new level, as described above (ibid).

Meshivas Nefesh #6

6.

Every person in the world, even one on a very low level, and even one who is truly under the ground, nevertheless when one wants to enter the service of G-d, one certainly needs to progress from one level to the next. And each time one rises from one level to another according to his situation, the impure husks rise anew to block him, these being the cravings and imaginations and thoughts and confusions and obstacles, and they spread out before him abundantly at every point, not allowing him to enter the Gates of Holiness. And about this, many upright followers err greatly, when they see that the cravings and confusions and obstacles suddenly overwhelm them, and it seems to them that they have fallen from their level, since previously, these cravings and confusions had not disturbed them to such a degree, and were resting, as it were.

Therefore they assume that they have fallen, G-d forbid. But in truth, this is not a fall at all, rather it is because they need to ascend to a new level, each one according to his situation, and due to this, all the cravings and confusions and obstacles and crookedness of heart overwhelm them anew, with especially great intensity. So one needs to strengthen oneself much at each point, and not to lose confidence from this at all, until one overcomes and breaks through them anew (Likutey Moharan, Part I, Chapter 24).

Simplicity and Straightforwardness

Rabbainu made it quite clear that the main way to serve G-d in conducting our lives, is with simplicity and straightforwardness. Rabbainu and his chasidim gave many examples of this, such as the story of the simple man who lived in the times of the Baal Shem Tov, this man did not understand the Hebrew prayers yet he said them diligently with all his heart, he would read the entire Siddur - prayer book - daily. The Baal Shem Tov said that when this man would read the parts of the sidur that referred to Pesach (Passover), in Heaven they made Pesach - and so forth for all the holidays and occasions provided for in the Siddur. Another example given is how Rabbainu himself would read all the daily prayers of the Arizal, published in the Siddur Shaarey Tzion, special prayers for each of the seven days of the week, Rabbainu would read them all in one session!
The question is, for a simple person who does not know what he is reading, it is certainly exemplary to pray all of the prayers, but for someone who understands the prayers it would seem incorrect and devious to say prayers designed for one day - that mention that day and play on that particular time - on a different day. Simplicity would be to follow the most direct straight forward approach, for a man who does not understand the prayers and wants to pray as much as possible, simplicity may lead him to say all the prayers, but for a man that understands the matters at hand simplicity would direct him to follow the directions of the prayers.
Rabbainu said, questions that are stronger than the answers, should not be asked. However I have presently opted to air this point because it was purposely reiterated by Rabbainu and his Chasidim intending for everyone to follow it, so maybe we are allowed to figure out what exactly it is.
The best I can make out, for the time being, is that real simplicity is acknowledgement that one really doesn't know anything, and in this way Rabbainu saw himself simply as a such a person who did not know the prayers yet wanted to pray as much as he could. This is in line with what Rabbainu said and even swore on occasion that he did not know any more than those with him, and that he did not know at all. Rabbainu also said that his not knowing was a bigger novelty than his knowing! Thus there is strong ground to my above conclusion, that the epitome of worship and conduct according to Rabbainu it complete negation of all knowledge, even of the meaning of simple words, concentrating on reaching out to G-d with one's heart and whole being, and doing the most simple good deeds (like giving charity again and again).
Further thought in this issue can be developed by examining the ways of the Simpleton in the story of the Simpleton and the Wise Guy. The simpleton is portrayed to be the epitome of simplicity and straightforwardness, thus it is significant how he calls his bread by the many tastes that he experiences - which in itself needs understanding why shouldn't the simple way be satisfied with the simple taste of bread, his Peltz (coat) by the many garments its purpose substitutes, etc..
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Story of the Simpleton and the Wise guy

When the wise guy decides to briden his horizons and see the world, he sets out and arives at his first destination where he decides to stay there and work. The traders he came with, he was told, were very good to be with if not for the fact that they travel to great distances. After experiencing the hard labor the wise guy decides that in fact his original plan in order and he once again set out this time actually travelling the world.
The wise guy was indeed wise, and Rabbainu's message seems to steer us away from the path of the wise guy, so maybe it not for us to figure out the wise guy, but since it is Rabbainu's Tora, I will point this out, what was the wise guy thinking about when he dropped his first plans, what was he thinking when he accepted the hard labor (something the simpleton never considered, and something completely unnecessary for someone so smart as the wise guy), and finally how did the hard labor convince him that he was mistaken and should revert to his original plans?
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Letter #14 the calf a solution other then Na Nach??

From the earrings of women and children they made the molten idole..

From this I learn that a father needs to buy gadgets for his family to listen to him...

Once the earings are removed for idol worship, the families are dissolved!!!

The calf speaks 70 languages (gold is alwayse understood)-70 BIRTH PAINS (women&children)- 70 facets of tora- 70 "geula"?

THE ALTERNATIVE SOLUTION TO NA NACH???

Spending real money (not gadget stuff) on religious education has the opposite effect of melting eArrings.

???IS RELIGIOUS EDUCATION WITHOUT NA NACH REALLY EDUCATION???

When I stroll around the streets of religious neighborhoods sometimes, the kids kind of follow after because of my kippa and having seen me in the shook- with religious kids I'm kind of a SPIDERMAN. This is relevant! The children have had a taste of emet and as connesseurs they are seeking the "Hungarian Wine". A real religious education will open the door for the children to FIND NA NACH, so there is nothing to worry about.

straight

I just want to say, like I have said alot of times before.
It is really sad to see people turn Saba into Rabenu.
I feel it is the root of all evil.
like the breaking of the kalim
my wish is that it would just end.
when you find truth, the hardest thing is not to get tripped out.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Rebbe Yosi ben Kisma


New on internet: Rebbe Yosi ben Kismah

Meshivas Nefesh #5

5.

When a person needs to ascend from one level to another, he must undergo a descent before the ascent, for the descent is for the purpose of the ascent. And from this every person can understand how much he needs to strengthen himself in the service of G-d, and never to lose confidence from all the falls and descents in the world. For if he will strain and strengthen himself not to pay attention to this under any circumstances in the world, even if the worst comes upon him, he will merit in the end that all the descents will be transformed to great ascents, for the descent is for the purpose of the ascent. And there is much to speak about this, for each one who has fallen to whatever place, feels that these words do not apply to him, only to those on a high level who rise at all times from level to level. But in truth, you must know and believe that all these words were said also for the smallest of the small and the lowest of the low, for G-d is good to all at all times (Likutey Moharan, Part I, Chapter 22).

Meshivas Nefesh #4

4.

One must understand that G-d glories even in the most insignificant among the Jewish People, and even the sinners of the nation – as long as they are called by the name “Israel”, each one has an individual glory that G-d glories in him. Therefore, it is forbidden for a person to lose hope in G-d, even if he has damaged and blemished a great deal, G-d forbid, for G-d’s fondness for him has still not abandoned him, and therefore he can still return to G-d. And the main point is through people of truth who can find the good and the glory even in the lowest of the low, and return it all to G-d (Likutey Moharan, Part I, Chapter 17).

Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan

Posting this clip since a lot of us were led to Na Nach through our tripping on Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Meshivas Nefesh #3

3.

The followers who are close to the true tzaddikim and hold according to them – it is fitting that they strengthen and arouse each other. And the primary strengthening is through the great power of the True Tzaddik, who is so great that he can elevate even the most corrupted soul, which has still not ascended from the profane to the holy even as much as a hairsbreadth – the Tzaddik can even elevate and renew him for good, in his great strength, and that is the main strengthening of every person. For even the lowest of the low, whoever he may be, even though he is presently enduring what he is enduring – as long as he holds onto the True Tzaddik, he has eternal good hope. Also it is necessary for each one to strengthen his fellow, and they should encourage and inspire each other and strengthen each other in the service of G-d, and each one should remind his fellow about all the good advice that each one knows and understands according to what they received from the Tzaddik (Likutey Moharan, Part I, Chapter 13).

Meshivas Nefesh #2

2.

The main greatness of G-d is that even those who are very, very far from Him can also draw close to His service, and through this G-d’s name is glorified and elevated above and below. Therefore, a person must not despair from drawing close to G-d’s service due to his having strayed far away from G-d through his abundant sins, even though he has done much evil, G-d forbid. For to the contrary, specifically through him the glory of G-d is raised up and praised and increased to a greater degree. But the main bringing of the distant close to G-d is through the tzaddikim of the generation (Likutey Moharan, Part I, Chapter 10).

Meshivas Nefesh #1

1.

One who wants to return to G-d needs to be very skilled in walking, that nothing should ever knock him down or distance him, whether he is in an ascent or a descent. And whatever comes upon him, he should strengthen himself, as in the expression der alten zich (one who holds on tightly), and he should fulfill the verse, “If I ascend to Heaven, You are there, and if I make my bed in Hell, there You are (Tehillim 139:8),” for even in the utter depths of Hell, one can draw close to G-d, for even there He is present, in the aspect of “and if I make my bed in Hell, You are there (see Likutey Moharan, Part I, Chapter 6).”

And in Likutey Aitzot, Section on Repentance, Article 6, this idea is explained in the following language: “When a person wants to go in the path of repentance, he needs to be an expert walker, and he needs to have two aspects of expertise – one in running ahead, and one in returning. This is the aspect of going in and coming out, the aspect of “If I ascend to Heaven, You are there, and if I make my bed in Hell, You are there.” That is, one who wants to return to G-d needs to gird himself and strengthen himself in the ways of G-d at all times. Whether in ascent or descent, which are the aspects of “If I ascend to Heaven, You are there, and if I make my bed in Hell, there You are.” Which means to say, whether one merits some ascent to some level, be it great or small, nevertheless one must not remain there or be satisfied with this, and one needs to be a great expert in this, to know and believe that one needs to go higher and higher, which is the aspect of being expert in running. And so also the contrary, that even if one falls to the place one falls, may G-d have mercy. Even if he falls to the utter depths of Hell, G-d forbid. Even there one must not ever give up hope under any circumstances, whatever they may be. One should only search and ask of G-d and strengthen oneself in every situation, to the degree one can. For even in the lowest depths of Hell, G-d is present. And also there, one can attach oneself to G-d. And this is the aspect of “and if I make my bed in Hell, there You are,” the aspect of being expert in returning.

For it is only possible to merit repenting if one is expert in both of these aspects. And in truth, it is a very great skill, to merit knowing that one needs to strain oneself and labor in the service of G-d always, and to constantly anticipate reaching a higher level. But nevertheless, one must not fall for any reason, even in the worst circumstances, G-d forbid, even so one must not lose confidence at all, and fulfill “If I make my bed in Hell, there You are.” And when a person has these two aspects of expertise, then he goes in the path of repentance. And then the Right Hand of G-d is outstretched to receive his repentance, and he merits the Glory of G-d and he becomes as a man who sits on the throne, happy is he.

We Want To Know More About Saba's Hilula

Rumor has it that there were so many people at the Saba's tzion that it was almost impossible to reach the tzion, and some even gave up opting to return for a second chance? Can we find out what happenend?
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boncourage.com

Just discovered Bezenson's web site - boncourage.com.
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Monday, November 17, 2008

Hillulah by the Tzion



Donation

Trino (C) has donated another $10 for the spread of nanach.

Others should follow this example as well.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

18 Cheshvan 5769 - Middle Day of Daf Yomi Cycle

Following recuperating from dancing/Hafatza/going to Saba's Kever - now that you are back to the blog, here is a chance to see something absolutely amazing.

Just came across an interesting phenomenon in this Sefer,entitled Davar B'Ito that is printed yearly in Israel on the customs, various learning schedules, and list of happenings for every day of the year. I don't look at this every day, but for some reason, I decided to look at it this Shabbos - and this is truly Hashgacha Pratis. In this 12th cycle of Daf Yomi of 2,711 Dafim - the MIDDLE day of this Daf Yomi cycle, which is Kiddushin 39, fell out on Chai Cheshvan! But for me, this Chai Cheshvan was especially meaningful for other reasons as well, which was enhanced by the celebration that took place in Yerushalayim on Motzoei Shabbos, and going to Saba's Kever to which I was only able to come shortly before Shekiah, but I made it while it was still for sure on Chai Cheshvan. First of all, it was exactly three years ago when it also fell out on Motzoei Shabbos - and it was at this time of the week when Saba was Niftar - that I saw Saba on video for the first time which left an incredible, indelible impression on me seeing his Neshama Tehora in his smile which I did not see the same with other Tzadikim. Thus, this Chai Cheshvan was like my upsherin which takes place for a three year old. But also, as I mentioned in a previous post - on THIS Chai Cheshvan - I have lived the exact amount of days that Rabbeinu lived when he was Niftar on Chai Tishrei. So, it's not just that it was the same amount of days for me - but it fell out of all days on Chai Cheshvan - Yom Hilula of Rebbe Na Nach Nachma Nachman MeUman B'Yerushalayim, and three years since I had my spiritual birth - thus truly a new beginning for me - my "MIDDLE" day - looking at my past, and thinking how I will live my life in the future with a new meaning of Rabbeinu & Saba.

Anyways, this Daf Yomi phenomenon gave me an idea. There is a Breslov calendar in a little booklet form that you can pick up (if still available) in the Breslov Seforim store that is right next to the main Breslov Yeshiva on Meah Shearim Street. This lists various learning schedules of Daf Yomi, Mishna Yomis, Halacha Yomis, Mishna Berurah, etc. and also learning schedules in various Breslov Seforim. In Likutei Halachos, as in the printed form by the Keren, the "Daf Yomi" learning for Chai Cheshvan is in Chosen Mishpat, Hilchos To'ein V'Nit'an, Volume 7, Daf 38 (you can also get this in smaller printed pamphlets showing the date for the daily Daf in L.H.). While I have my own schedule for learning Likutei Halachos which I hope to finish in the next couple of years if not sooner, I browsed this Daf to see if there would anything special relating to this day or to myself. Absolutely amazing - of all the Amoraim - the Talmudic Sages - mentioned - is none other Rav Nachman! In this particular context, the Gemoro talks about making someone swear if he partially admits to money that he owes, but someone who completely denies owing money that is claimed against him does not swear. However, Rav Nachman says that even someone who completely denies the claim also swears. In short, the Likutei Halachos explains that making someone swear is the Tzadik revealing the Hispa'arus, the "beauty" of a Jew. Someone who at least admits to part of a claim has hope of saying the truth if he indeed owes more money, but one who completely denies either is already telling the truth or has such Chutzpa of completely denying it that swearing won't help. However, Rav Nachman does not give up hope even on this type of guy- as long as he is a Jew, he is not considered to be in "complete denial". There is more said on this in Likutei Halachos, but this is one of the key points brought on this.

In terms of Gematria, Rav Nachman adds up to 350, the number for this in Hebrew is Shin Noon. These letters, when spelled out, is the Gematria of 466. Guess what - Likutei Moharan - when the word Likutei has two Yuds - is also the Gematria of 466! It's no wonder - it's the Gematria of Shimon, and the Torah in Likutei Moharan that comes right before the official start of Ashrei Temimei Derech is about Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. Being that this is my first name (the only name I was given at my Bris - I recently added Matisyahu as a second Hebrew name but this not the context to go into details), I feel that Rabbeinu, Rebbe Nosson & Saba are sending me a message - I have not been forgotten. I have a mission, and blogging on this site is definitely a mission that I know is meant for me to do - other people may have different missions such as doing outreach Hafatza in the streets. It was one month ago when I started blogging on Chai Tishrei - Rabbeinu's Yom Hilula, and perhaps my best foot forward was my blog "770 in Breslov" which attracted quite a few comments defining Breslov's uniqueness and place in comparison/contrast to other Chasidic philosophies.

In line of learning schudules in Breslov Seforim - I have one more Gematria to add for the evening. Many Breslov Chasidim learn an Amud of Likutei Moharan every day (there are other schedules that reflect a yearly cycle). There are a total of 331 Amudim. That's interesting, because 331 is the Gematria of the words Rabbeinu & Saba!

P.S. For the curious, the scheduled daily Amud in Likutei Moharan for Chai Cheshvan is in L.M. Kama, Page 98 - Amud Bais.

NA NACH NACHMA MACHMAN MAYUMAN

14th yurtziet of Saba

14th yurtziet of Saba

14th yurtziet of Saba

14th yurtiet of Saba (monsey) NA NACH NACHMA NACHMAN MAYUMAN!!!!!

Sabba's Yurtzheit!

It's Sabba's Yurtzheit!
What are you doing reading this?! Get up and dance!
Na Nach Nachmu Nachmun MayUman!


Still there?
You might want to join us, we're at Chaim D. house in Monsey - on Briarwood.

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Don't despair halachikly, just say Nanach!

This week I was davening and learning in a shteibel in Boro Park, at my table there was a guy giving a halach shiur, they were learning about what you make mezonos on and what requires hamotzey, it's pretty complicated stuff classifying and figuring out how different foods are made, and there are many machlokes achronim. So I related to them that while I was still sort of Litvish, before I was Nanach, I was sitting at a Shabbos table and this woman asks her husband what to do as she has a sufek whether or not she made or was required to make a blessing on something or other, so he tells her to say Na Nach Nachmu Nachmun MayUman. This really got my blood going, here was a halachic problem to be dealt with, what were they thinking. Now a days I realize that in fact there is no other way. If one has a doubt and doesn't know what to do, definitely do not let this confuse and agitate you (as it is known that sufek – doubt – has the numerical value of Amalek), just say Na Nach Nachmu Nachmun MayUman and put your faith with the Tzadik (after all it says, Bruchos Lirosh Tzadik, that is where the blessings are!). Amazingly enough the guy giving the shiur heard me out, but that's all he imagined, he was not accepting – but – he interjected – saying Na Nach is not saying the blessing, the blessing was not said. Exactly, I replied, that's exactly the point, if one can not say the blessing for what ever reason, say Na Nach Nachmu Nachmun MayUman! The magid shiur was growing agitated, if there is a doubt whether the blessing saying Na Nach will not take the place of the blessing. This is what I am trying to save you from, I replied, do not despair, just say Na Nach Nachmu Nachmun MayUman! The magid shiur dismay was growing, he was losing hope nodding his head no no, as he repeated his consternation. This went on and on. Poor soul, he is deprived of Na Nach!
Na Nach reasured him that there was indeed hope, no need for dismay or grief. Just say Na Nach Nachmu Nachmun MayUman!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Three Day Fast by the Rashbi

During the time of Rebbe Yisroel Karduner, the town of Meron was completely abandoned of Jews, due to the Arabs. For the bulk of the year the Tzion of the Rashbi would remain empty, only on Lag Baomer and a number of other minor occasions would groups of Jews come to the Tzion to pray. The exception to all this was the Saba and Rebbe Yisroel Karduner, who despite the great dangers could constantly be found at the Tzion.

Once the Saba and Rebbe Yisroel Karduner were at the Rashbi completely immersed in Avodas Hashem, after a couple hours the Saba turned to Rebbe Yisroel Karduner and asked what they should eat. Rebbe Yisroel Karduner answered him that a person can easily last 3 days without eating.

Both of them immediately returned to their Avodas Hashem with great strength and devotion. As time went on the the Saba started getting weaker and weaker. His mentor Rebbe Yisroel Karduner on the other hand showed no signs of weakness and only seemed to become stronger and stronger. He continued his worship of devotion with tears flowing like a great river as if nothing had changed.

At the end of the three days the Saba's knees were already buckling from weakness (although the Saba did much fasting, this long fast was at a moments notice with no preparation). He once again turned to Rebbe Yisroel Karduner and asked if they could return to Tzfat to get some food. Rebbe Yisroel Karduner replied that they should have faith in Hashem and continue for another couple hours. They once again returned to their devotions.

A few hours passed and suddenly a group of Jews entered the Tzion with a bag of food and started to prepare a meal which they gladly shared with the two Tzadikim. As written it was an extremely rare occurrence for people to come to the Tzion in middle of the year.

(chayi saba page 188)

Sanctuary of the Rashbi

Due to the great holiness of the Tzion of the Rashbi, it was the custom of Rebbe Yisroel Kardner to enter without his shoes on (as was customary in the Bais Hamikdash). He would do this in the winter as well, despite the freezing weather.

Once on an extreamly cold day he entered the Tzion with his shoes on. Imediatly he heard the voice of Rebbe Shimon yell out. From that day on he was carefull to remove his shoes even during the coldest days of the winter.

(chayi saba page 184)

Friday, November 14, 2008

14th yurtziet of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

in memory of rabbi Shlomo

Rumors of Nanach hits

Rumor has it that two weeks ago NYU and Washington Square park were heavily Nanach stickered. Will your neighborhood be next?
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Born Nanach

Some people are of the opinion that everyone are born Nanach, even still there are obviously aspects that some people are not born Nanach! And so it is that last night in a little party commerating R' Shlomo Carlbach OB"M we were visited by someone who was also with us at the ORB festival and coined the following expression, which he says while signing Nanach with his fingers (many have termed this the Nanach swipe): "I wasn't born Nanach, but I do Nanach", maybe we'll put up an audio of this.
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Prayer to Bring Rebbe Nachman to Eretz Yisroel

(I got this from Sharon Kanfo - Tzfat)

אנא ריבונו של עולם, פונה אני אליך בבקשה מיוחדת במינה, שתגזור גזירה טובה ונפלאה - לפעול שהממשלה הישראלית או כל גוף אחר, יתאמצו במסירות אצל ממשלת אוקראינה, כמה שיותר מהר, להעביר את עצמותיו הקדושים של רבנו נ נח נחמ נחמן מאומן - לארץ ישראל, ובכך לזכות את כל ישראל להשתטח על ציונו הקדוש.

מלך מלכי המלכים, אנא, זכה את כל ישראל עמך להשתטח על ציונו הקדוש של רבנו נחמן, לתת שם פרוטה לצדקה עבור נשמתו ולקרוא את התיקון הכללי שהם עשרה מזמורי תהילים שהוא גילה, והבטיח הבטחה אמיתית עם שני עדים כשרים: שמי שיבוא לקברו, הוא בעצמו בכוחו העצום והנפלא, ישתטח לאורך ולרוחב ויוציא אותו מהגיהנום של העולם הזה ושל העולם הבא, מהפאות ומהאוזניים ימשוך אותו משאול תחתיות.

את זאת ידענו, מתוך כתבי רבי נחמן, שרצונו היה להקבר בארץ ישראל, וכל מה שבחר להשאר באדמת נכר רק משום שבאותם ימים רק שם היו באים לקברו חסידים להתפלל, אבל כיום שברחמך הרבים כבשת את ארצנו והבאת אותנו לנחלתנו, וקבצת את כל ישראל בארץ הקודש, וגם כל היהודים הנמצאים בארצות נכר בנקל להם לבוא לארץ ישראל, בודאי שחפצו להיות ביננו ואתנו כאן בארץ הקודש. כפי שאמר בפרוש שרצונו להשאר בנינו, ועוד אמר שהמקום שלו הוא רק בארץ ישראל ולא במקום אחר.

יהי רצון מלפניך שנזכה בקרוב להשתתף ביחד עם מיליוני ישראלים בשמחה ובריקודים ובהתעוררות עצומה בקיבוץ נורא זה כאן באדמת ארץ ישראל ואויבי עמך ישראל ירעדו ויפחדו ותהי אימתם על פניהם, ויתקדש ויתעלה שמך בכל העולם כולו בראותם שמחה המונית ונפלאה זו ונהיה אור לגויים ויצטרפו אף הכשרים שבגויים לקיבוץ נפלא זה וישליכו כולם את אללי כספם וזהבם ויקראו בשמך. אמן כן יהי רצון.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

R' Shlomo Carlbach's Yurtzheit

Tonight - Thursday night, is the anniversary of the passing of R' Shlomo OB"M. Many Nanach intend on commemorating this tonight at Chulent (Manhatten - 6th ave and 38, I think). R' Shlomo was publicizing Rabbainu at a time when it was not fashionable, and he immediately accepted the Petek and composed a tune for it which he song - it's available on out nanach.net music site (link on the right side). He also met with the Saba and did a radio interview with him, expressing his sincere and deep faith in Na Nach - this too is available on the nanach.net music site. Shlomo had the courage to break away from the Yeshiva system and their gedolim, and to break away from the Chasidishe Rebbes and put himself with the the common people and even with the lowest sinners, something he undoubtedly learned and achieved from Rabbainu.
Motzay Shabos - Saturday night, is the anniversary of the death of the Saba OB"M ZT"LLH, to sum it up short, sweet, and to the point - basically Saba saved Breslov and the world, and continues to do so. Thanks to Saba, no Rabbi, Rebbe, or Askin can bluff his way into misleading Jewry and misrepresenting Judaism. Saba showed the world what it means, and how to adure to Rabbi Nachman and Rabbi Nachmans teachings. Rabbainu had Saba in mind when he said, My Fire Will Burn Till The Coming Of Mushiach! Saba revealed to the world the holy name and song of Rabbainu: Na Nach Nachmu Nachmun MayUman, our last and only hope, and the most powerful and wondrous one at that!
Many of the Nanach may be getting together for this in Monsey, starting this Shabos.
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Letter to New Mayor

OPEN LETTER FROM REUVEN ELSTON PRES. WORLD COUNCIL OF RABBI NACHMAN HOME TO MAYOR ELECT NIR BARKATT

Mayor Elect Nir Barkatt, We the World Org. For Returning Rabbi Nachman to Israel would like to formally congratulate you on your new endeavor in Jerusalems city hall! We are the only recognized governmental amuta for the bringing of the Holy Rabbi Nachman back home. .Please note that Prime Minister Olmert and President Peres have both thrown their support behind us as shown clearly in our web site nachmanhome.com. The Prime Minister himself has stated that he will do everything he can to help this come to be. And more specifically that the process he started several years ago as Mayor will hopefully be finally concluded before he leaves office in February.

Mayor Elect Barkatt, take note that that this move now has wide backing throughout the country from secular, religious and within Breslov itself. In fact one of the main leaders in Breslov Rabbi Eleiezar Berland was quoted in the internet this year saying that this years Rosh Hashanah will be the last !

In conclusion Mayor Elect Barkatt, we want to join forces with you in realizing your dream and ours to bring millions of tourists to the Holy Land create jobs and make Jerusalem a light to all the nations! Rabbi Nachman is the most well known Jewish Figure in history as we explained to President Bush on the occasion of Israels 60th birthday. And his coming home to Jerusalem will be the biggest media event in history!

Final Mayor Elect Barkatt it is an honor for us to be so personally connected to your closest advisor in religious affairs Rabbi Gelis. Yisrael is a close long time friend of our chairman Sharon Sheltzer. And he has been personally involved with our amuta over the years. We would like The Mayor Elect under these circumstances to take the helm and lead this project to its conclusion and success Together we will work to bring an end to hatred and divisiveness and usher in a new era for Jerusalem and the world at large.

WITH THE BLESSINGS OF RABBI NACHMAN

REUVEN ELSTON PRES. WORLD COUNCIL OF RABBI NACHMAN HOME