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Friday, July 31, 2009

A Bunch of Nanach are in and going to the U.S.

B"H after Shabos I'll post more details.

Great blessings of Na Nach Nachmu Nachman Meuman!


Michael (W) has donated another $36 for the spread of nanach.

Others should follow this example as well.

song of freedom

G-d help me be free, help me battle this insanity
don't let me lose faith in my people and in humanity
i'm looking at this state we're in, it leaves a bitter taste
but time is too precious to let any of it go to waste
i'm calling to my Father in Heaven, break off these shells
my heart is pounding in me forcing to me to shout and yell
too many broken lives, full of confusion and broken faith
help me hold up my heart till these sins are all erased
these are volatile times and i just cannot feel at ease
my people still in exile sick with spiritual disease
chasing after lusts and the desires of the heart
with the world against us trying to tear any hope apart
i'm looking for salvation, yea, i'm searching for the truth
so sick of how they appease us and how they brainwash the youth
these final years i hope will soon be coming to their end
everyone is lost and confused, cant tell who's enemies or friends
But we have this light of lights, this new wonder that's been revealed
the new path that's the old path which for too long was concealed
the truth about our purpose and our meaning on this earth
and now it's time for our nation to experience rebirth
i won't let you sit in darkness, like i did for way too long
i'm calling out with my voice that the light is in a song
single doubled and tripled, quadrupled to spell the name
gonna sing and scream this song till all you people do the same
tired of money, lusts and greed dragging us down into the ground
i'm tired of all these useless false leaders and i'm tired of their sound
not gonna listen anymore to the lies that they relate
with their words they bring forth vomit, with their lies they constipate
But i woke up out of darkness with my G-d a light for me
theres truth and meaning in these scriptures, in their pages i am free
attach myself to the true leader who can lead this nation home
no easy task, we're full of bruises, cuts and scrapes and broken bones
but he's inside working to free us from the shackles of our minds
that have led us to confusion and made us deaf dumb and blind
working and starving all for foolishness, for vanity and shame
and who thought that our salvation would be contained within a name
well now it's time, i'm breaking out, this song i'm gonna scream and shout
i'm gonna keep screaming it louder till you know what it's about
the light is here, redemption's near, coming forward with the new song
the hope and strength of our nation, Na Nach Nachma Nachman MeUman

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Nanach Wave website

here is a small website i have made today check it out.
Nanach!! =]

Fat Tzadikim & What We Eat (after Tisha B'Av)

With the recent mention of Tzadikim who were exceptionally fat in reference to a Nanach who was recently Niftar, I would like to put things in perspective so there won't be any confusion in people's minds, as well as give good tips for proper eating.

In Breslov Chasidus, Rabbeinu addresses the issue of Ta'avas Achila - desire for eating along with the desires for money and sex. It was this very desire that caught Adam & Eve into the net of sin, and the rest is history. This is one desire that virtually anyone can relate to, for not everyone is crazy about money and not everyone is so much into sex. But we all need to eat to survive - so while we are at it, we like to eat something that we enjoy. After all, it's not the same thing as smoking; however, even junk food can sometimes fulfill its function of filling something in the belly and then off to work. Besides, everytime you eat something - even junk food, you have to make a Beracha.

The problem of eating in today's society compared to the time when most lived on or near the farm where nutritious food was plenty and abound is that we eat the type of foods that we are most exposed to and quick to eat. After a while, our body, hypnotized by our mind, feels the craving of certain foods, no less different than smoking, drugs, alcohol, or gambling. And the truth is that our bodies do need the carbohydrates and proteins no less than the vitamins and minerals.

Speaking of Chok L'Yisroel in relationship to Tisha B'Av, as you will in my following blog when you scroll down; if it weren't Tisha B'Av today, the beginning words of the section in Chumash to be learnt would be V'Nishmartem Meod LeNafshoseichem - literally means "You shall guard your souls very much" which in the original context refers to us needing to refrain from idolatry. Even so, our Rabbis tell us that we learn out from here that we are supposed to guard our health very much, and in some instances in Halacha, we have to be even more strict when it comes to this issue than when it comes to prohibitions of non-kosher food (as for example, if there is a doubt about a situation of the status of a certain food).

Take our good Nanach friend Nachman Shabsai of blessed memory as an example. He was put on a strict diet in the hospital with virtually just a couple of vegetables, cheese and water. Yes indeed, this seems to be a very healthy diet. No junk food, vegetables, only water for drinks, what could go wrong? What the hospital staff probably weren't aware of is that if you take away carbohydrates - an essential food category - from someone, that person will crave for them. Why? Because the body needs them. That's why poor Nachman Shabsai was craving for the wafers and lafah sandwich.

Diets for the most part don't work, and non-carbohydrates diets certainly don't work. Many years ago, there was a nice Jewish doctor named Dr. Atkins who came up with this "brilliant" idea of a carbohydrates free diet. Oh sure, many people lost weight quickly. But what you will not hear from most is that most of these dieters just as quickly came back to their original weight which now consisted of more fat than muscle. Why? Because we all need constant carbohydrates - regardless of our present weight. I happen to have had a good older friend of mine who was Niftar of cancer, Lo Aleinu, who was very overweight who had a nephew working as a doctor in the same hospital as Dr. Atkins was a doctor, who put him on a similar diet to the Dr. Atkins diet, but it included a little more carbohydrates. Anyways, Dr. Atkins certainly wasn't the best example when it came to nutritious eating. You see, my friend told me that at one point, he became sick, was brought to that hospital where he worked at, and he passed way there.

I'll never forget the time when I saw this Jenny Craig commercial in which there was a lady who said that she was on this diet, and emphasized the following, "for nearly TWO years!". From the way this lady said her words, I knew that she was lying. The next time that the commercial came on, I made sure to look at the fine, small print on the bottom of the TV screen which read that she was on the diet for 15 months.

Chances are is that some of you have heard the book "Fit for Life" by Harvey & Marilyn Diamond. I'll mention a few tips from this book in a moment, but first, one thing mentioned in this book is about a Dr. Walker who lived to 109 years old, and died peacefully in his sleep as disease-free. Why? Because he ate the proper foods that the body needs - and ONLY those foods. (He wrote books on nutritious eating himself). Anyways, part of this Fit for Life book explains how the body works in terms of the process of eating & digestion, as well as the timing of eating. It isn't necessarily HOW much we eat - because you can eat tons of just fruits and vegetables and you won't become fat, though too much of anything is also harmful. But it is essentially WHAT we eat, part of which consists of the combinations of foods.

For starters: for breakfast, eat fruit & fruit juices only - nothing else. Fruits are the most nutricious foods on the planet, even healthier than vegetables. Besides, who doesn't like fruit? Fruits also help clean our system, which is far more important than a car engine. Fruits should never be mixed with other foods - especially melons (eat your watermelon desert for breakfast instead).

Now, while we need carbohydrates & proteins as part of our daily eating, do not mix the two, or have more than one of the same category in the same meal. The worst is to combine two types of protein, the next worst is to combine carbohydrates & protein, and the least worst is two types of carbohydrates. For those who aren't overweight, and once a while cheat on the rules, no big deal. But it's very important to understand how the body works, so you will be more mindful of what you put in your system, in what combination, and at what time of day or night.

Another major no-no here is white flour products, which not only have virtually no nutrition to these, but can lead to sicknesses, including heart attacks. Products of whole grain flour - or known in Hebrew as Kemach Malei - is far more healthier and in the long run more filling. It may cost a few more bucks once in a while, but your health is worth even more.

Some may rationalize that when it comes to Shabbos foods, these things don't matter, we are supposed to enjoy Shabbos, etc. But let's take an example of what a typcial Shabbos meal consists of (based on most of the homes where I have eaten):

Shabbos dinner - White flour Challa, the following proteins - fish, chicken soup, chicken/meat accompanied with potatoes/rice. And then of course don't forget the desert on top of that heavy meal - Parve ice cream (very artificial and much sugar), sweet cake (another carbohydrate), fruits/melons (big no-nos to eat with other foods, even nutricious foods).

Shabbos lunch - Besides the Kiddush in Shul, includes some of the above and the heilige cholent, sometimes served at Kiddush, virtually the worse food for the stomach. Why? 1) Cooked for too many hours, making digestion much harder 2) Cooking vegetables robs them of the enzymes that Hashem placed in them for our bodies. 3) Combination of carbohydrates - potatoes & barley, along with the fatty meat - protein, and this before or after the while flour bread & fish.
No wonder why people feel the need to sleep for a number of hours on Shabbos afternoon after a good nights sleep!

Once in a while, almost anything won't do long term damage. But do your math 50 weeks of Shabbos meals multiplied by the amount of years you have lived so far minus the first few when you were too little to eat junk food. As I once heard a conversation in a Shul of retired people where one said to the other about a particular food, "It will kill you, but it won't huirt (New York accent) you". Or, if we are lucky to be alive after a health tragedy comes to us, G-d forbid, while we eat one third of the food that we consume, the doctor eats two thirds of the foods that we consume. Personally, I have to admit that sweets, especially chocolate, are very tempting, but our bodies weren't made to consume large amounts of sugar - or salt for that matter. And for others, it's fried foods that clog their intestines.

I wrote a few days ago about the long term message about the passing of our recent Nanach friends. But sometimes, Hashem wants to relate to us more than one message. NOW is the time to start the process of proper and healthy eating the way that the Torah tells us to - and we can still enjoy delicious, nutritious food for Shabbos. I highly recommend the book FIT FOR LIFE to everyone, regardless of their weight - and this book includes delicious, nutritious recipes - because we can only do Torah & Mitzvos when we are able to live in this world - especially in good health - and the reward for them is only for the amount of time that we live. Except for certain Tzadikim whom Hashem allows to live for a shorter period of life, Hashem gives the rest of us only the amount of Eternal reward commensurate for the amount of time that we lived -not for the amount of time that we could have lived had we been more careful with what we eat and our health which can be disease free of heart attacks, cancer, etc. - IF WE TRULY WANT TO.

Nanach Torah for Tisha B'Av

As we know from Halacha, except for the parts of Torah that relate to mourning or the destruction of the Beis HaMikdash, it is forbidden to learn Torah on Tisha B'Av (it also applies to someone who is sitting Shiva) as the Torah gladdens the heart. Accordingly, as the regular Chok L'Yisroel learning includes T'Nach, Mishna, Gemara, Kaballah, Halacha & Mussar, and thus would be forbidden to be learned on Tisha B'Av, there is a special Chok L'Yisroel learning for Tisha B'Av that is in the Sephardic Siddur called Ish Matzliach (pages 839-848). Thus, the following is a translation for the Mussar - Torah ethics - part of this from its original source of the Sefer Sha'arei Kedusha, Part 2, Gate 4:

"Through hatred, G-d forbid, one sins to his fellow by harming him/her in different evil ways. Our Rabbis of blessed memory say that hating people drives a person from this world, for he, so to speak, hates HaKadosh Baruch Hu for creating him. For in fact, we are all children of Hashem our G-d, while this guy hates our forefathers Avrohom, Yitzchok & Ya'akov from whom the fellow that this guy hates comes from (while hating people in general doesn't exactly help one in life unless the goy that he hates is Anti-Semitic or missionary enticing Jews to another religion, G-d forbid, the prohibition of hatred is applicable specifically towards Jews, which includes even Jews who are not "religious" so long as they don't behave like an Anti-Semitic goy or missionary). For behold, all Yiddishe Neshamos are attached to Hashem Yisborach, so how could this guy hate his fellow Jew?"

"Our Rabbis of blessed memory say that during the period of the Second Temple, there were great Tzadikim & Talmidei Chachomim. So why then was the Beis HaMikdash destroyed? It was only due to the sin of Sinas Chinam - baseless hatred. Our current exile which is a continuation of the destruction of the Second Temple (for some 1,940 years now) has been so long only due to this very sin."

"There is a great significant difference between this sin of Sinas Chinam and all other sins. For with all other sins, one who commits them is only doing the sin as the time that he actually is actively doing it, but the sin of Sinas Chinam works differently. This sin involves the heart, which means that one is continuously and every moment transgresses the prohibition of "You shall not hate your brother in your heart" (Vayikra 19:17), as well as the command in the following verse "You shall love your fellow as yourself". Moreover, it is about this last Mitzva just mentioned that the Rabbis say that this is the great principle of the Torah upon which everything else is dependent upon."

"Moshe Rabbeinu merited his great spiritual level only because he loved Jews and took part in their pain and suffering as our Rabbis of blessed memory point out in a couple of verses "He (Moshe) saw their work load (of the Jews working for the Egyptians)" (Shmos 2:11) & "Now, please forgive their sin (of the Golden Calf); and if you won't forgive them, then please erase my name from Your book that You wrote (the Torah)" (Shmos 32:32) (NOTE: 32 is the Gematria of heart. It is in this very verse that Rabbeinu's name is hinted when in the Hebrew V'Im Ayin Mecheini Na" it spells backwards to read Ani Nachman - that even if under normal circumstances, we may not be worthy of Hashem's forgiveness, it is through the merit of the Tzadik Amiti - Rabbeinu Nachman - that forgiveness is possible). Therefore, Moshe was equal to the entire Jewish people, as noted in the verse (Yeshaya 63:11): "They remembered the days of old, of Moshe (with) his people"."

Now with above being said, I want to let you all know of a rabbi whose name was also Moshe who was just Niftar last night - the night of Tisha B'Av. He was known as Rabbi Moshe Chait, Dean of Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim in Yerushalayim, and a master of Mussar. Now before anyone comes to any judgments here, I frankly don't care if he was for Nanach or not for Nanach. Chances are is that he wasn't one who spoke Loshon Hora -evil gossip- about other people or groups as he was the dean of a Yeshiva that is named after the Chofetz Chaim who, in turn, was named as such after the Sefer that he wrote which is a collection of the Halachos of the prohibition of Loshon Hora. I certainly believe that it was nothing short of Hashgacha Peratis - Divine Providence - that Rabbi Moshe Chait passed away specifically on Tisha B'Av, for the Chofetz Chaim in the introduction to his Sefer brings the Gemoro in Yoma 9b that it was because of the sin of Loshon Hora - itself a symptom of Sinas Chinam - that brought about the destruction of the Second Temple. Thus, Rabbi Chait's passing on this very date is meant to be a reminder for the rest of us to quit speaking Loshon Hora.

On a personal note, when I used to work with network marketing, I learned about dealing with people in this type of business industry, "Love the few, and work with the rest". That is, not everyone will buy your story about the business opportunity or product you have to offer. Indeed, don't cut off your relationship with them. Still love them, they are still human beings who have their own life the same way as you have yours. It's just that when it comes to business, you have to concentrate your energies on those willing to buy your story, or work with you. And the same thing applies here. Not everyone will buy our Nanach, Petek or Saba story. So long as one is not attempting to stop your Hafatza, still love him as a Jew who also has his own unique qualities, the Nekudos Tovos that is mentioned in the very beginning of Likutei Halachos. It's just that when it comes to Hafatza, you have to concentrate your energies on those willing to buy your story, or work with you.

May we merit the immediate rebuilding of the Beis HaMikdash in the merit of the collective good deeds of the entire Jewish people, and especially in the merit of Ahavas Yisroel which describes the life of Rabbeinu Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

At the Shiva Home of Rav Amram Horowitz, O"H

Came in the afternoon today to the Shiva place at 26 Chevra Shas in Yerushalayim of Rav Amram Horowitz, of blessed memory, with a American Nanach guy who has the exact same three initials as mine - SMB - known to some as Sholom Mordechai. Anyways, received a free Kol Bo Leeshuos HaMekutzar booklet that was printed specially in Amram's memory. Also there is a sheet of a list of Mishnayos Masechtos for those who want to learn Mishna in memory of Amram Yosef Ben Moshe Nachum HaLevi. Those living in Eretz Yisroel who haven't had a chance to stop by can still make it to the Shiva home until Shabbos. Visiting hours posted are 10:00-2:00 & 5:00-11:00.

May we know no more sorrow with the speedy arrival of Moshiach Tzidkeinu who will come express especially in the merit of Rabbeinu Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman.

letter from a nanach friend

hi nanach brothers!
i received this msg from a facebook's friend
may be some of you have more info than me

Hi my name is Georgette and I am 17 years old, I am converting to Orthodox Judaism by myself, I have been studying Chassidus and I love it! I actually wanted to be Jewish since I was a kid! (long story)
I enrolled myself to a Lubavitch school and I graduated B"H. A couple of months ago I found myslef intrested in Rebbe Nachmans teachings and yes the Rabi Nachman song, I would love to learn more about Breslov, nanach and his Sichos. Is there any other places I can go to find out about these things. When I convert I want to feel comfortable in a Chassidic dynasty so my kids will grow up to be G_D fearing Yidden who will serve Hashem IY"H. I really love Breslov, I really do, I feel at peace. The Mitzvah of bring joyful and happy means alot to me. I'm going to an all women's jewish college down in nyc in fall 2009, is there any nanach centers down there? Thank you!
Na Nach Nachman Me'Uman!!!

Nanach Purgers

The new mayor of Tsfas went on a crusade to purge Tsfas of Nanach. Gedalia had a huge Nanach spray painted on his own wall to his courtyard the city gave him a huge fine and took it down. The Nanach put it back up. The city threatened him with huge fines for every day that the Nanach would remain. Gedalia was forced to be subdued.
May the mayor get his full tikun very soon.
Great blessings of Na Nach Nachmu Nachman Meuman!

The Petek Saves the Life of A Yeshiva Bochur at the Hilula of the Arizal

On Sunday, in Tsfas by the Hilula of the Arizal a Yeshiva Bochur fainted and stopped breathing. Aron Zupnik's wife was standing near by, she quickly put a Petek on the boy and nothing happened, so she stuck it into his shirt. The boy opened his eyes and regained consciousness.

Great blessings of Na Nach Nachmu Nachman Meuman!

Nachman Shabsai OB"M

   There are amazing stories about Nachman Shabsai that I heard, they are trying to write them down and make a book B"H.
First I would like to remind you of a previous post, that during the week of the mourning for N"S the Daf Yomi spent 4 days learning about very very holy tzadikim who were extremely fat (Bava Metzia 83b - 86 see Tosfos there).
Here is one story:
   During Sfiras Hu-Omer (if I recall correctly) N"S was hospitalized. He had many many visitors to the extent that minyanim would convene prayers there and eventually the hospital refused to put up with them. One person told me that when he arrived at the hospital to visit N"S and asked the nurse where to find him, the nurse knew his room number by heart, and asked, "what is he some type of admu"r?" An arab man who was in the hospital told one of my friends that he had been prepared to commit suicide until N"S talked him out of it. A few similar amazing tidbits come to mind, maybe I"ll be zoche to write them later.
   The hospital put him on a diet of: cucumbers, tomatoes, cheese, water (and maybe one other thing). Once he asked my friend M"O to get him some wafers, Mordichai told him that N"S had to keep his diet, N"S told M"S: you think I need you to get wafers, Hashem Yisborach can get them for me a different way. Shortly afterwards and arab youth was walking by - eating wafers. N"S asked him if he could have some, without a word the boy walked over and gave N"S the whole bag.
    Later, in middle of the night, a nurse saw the empty bag of wafers near N"S and berated and rebuked him for not keeping his diet. N"S told her that he need lafah (something similar to schwarma) the nurse told him that he was crazy, how was he going to get lafa in middle of the night. N"S told her that H"Y was able to do everything. Just then the phone rang it was an American friend asking if he could come visit. N"S told him for sure, and to bring some lafa, the friend arrived with the lafa and 100 shekel for N"S.
another story:
   N"S once got on a bus and sat in the back. He started complaining that he was hungry, famished. People were disgusted, slowly they left the back of the bus and made their way to the front. One woman began yelling at N"S how dispicable he was, that he should go on a diet.... N"S took it all quietly as the woman let it all out. Before N"S got off the bus N"S began to bless the woman with blessing after blessing....
another story:
   Once at a chasuna (there's a whole story how he got there but I don't remember it well enought to write down, it's something like taking a "special" taxi from Yerushalayim to Beis Shemesh even though he hadn't any money, when they arrived they quickly got the money, M"O who was with him also raised 200 shekel and found that N"S had already paid, N"S took 100 from M"S and gave it to someone as charity (he supported many people and often gave all his money to charity)) he was told that a few feet away there was a free bus that would take him home. N"S said H"Y is everywhere and that he didn't have to budge. In the end someone pulled up right next to N"S and drove him home to the door.
these are just some of many stories that I have recently heard.

Great blessings of Na Nach Nachmu Nachman Meuman!

Monday, July 27, 2009

real "smicha" according to me

As the Baal Daavar goes to great lengths to confuse, demoralize, depress us and so on, I want to bring forward a sweet chidduch.

The Zohar states that the parts (phalanges) of the fingers are worth 5 each 14 x 5 = 70. This is related to reading a mans' life in his hand- every day of his life- King David lived 70 years!

When you ordain a rabbi, we call this "Smicha" and it is done with the hand - notice the similarity between Smicha and Simcha. Simcha or happiness the only mitsvah called BIG is required 70! like King David! like ALL THE DAYS of the YEARS of A KINGS' LIFE.

Fellow NA NACHs and guests; a jew and especially a rabbi or chassid, is OBLIGATED to be TAMID (ALWAYSE) happy. Even and especially on 9th of AV! Which is why the Halacha (law) clearly states to "diminish" the happiness and NOT to eliminate it on 9 be AV.

I think it's right to learn something from the non-jews on this occasion- you heard about Holloween? The idea is to teach kids NOT to be scared of creepy stuff, but to make the best of it.

So put on your 9 be AV faces, go out there and be great jews and spread the light! Don't forget acts of brotherly love, avoid hurting each other and maybe history will finally stop repeating itself- but if it does, BE a chassid and a rabbi, what do you have to lose?

A Video of Nachman Shabsai (who passed away a week and a half ago)


"Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman is the new song through which all of Israel will be redeemed."

"Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman is the root of the whole Creation,root of the whole Torah,root of all the tzaddikim."

"Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman is the song that is single,doubled,tripled & quadrupled,which is referred to in the Tikkuney Zohar,and in Likutey Moharan."

"This Petek is the greatest wonder and miracle since the Creation of the World."

"Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman is a segula for every problem and situation."

"Through the saying of this song Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman,all the judgments are sweetened,and everything is transformed to good."

"One who merits to say and to sing this song Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman with perfect faith,sees great wonders and salvations."

"This is a novelty and wonder, the likes of which have never before been seen in this worls."

"The song Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman fixes everything and heals everything."

"This song is the matter of the Redemption."

"One who argues against this this song is as if he denies the giving of the Torah."

"Just as the Torah is true,the Petek is true."

"The Rebbe of all Israel is Rebbe Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman."

"Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman lifts man from absolute descent to absolute ascent."

Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman

3:00am i was reading a book about Saba out on my back porch and i stop reading
and start dancing jumping up and down singing Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman
and then i started hearing crickets chirping along with me as i was singing
Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman.

teddy bear

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Boruch Dayan Haemes

We regret to announce the passing of Rav Amram Horowitz, grandson of the Saba and Rav Shmuel Horowitz. Rav Amram Horowitz was the administrator of the Keren and was appointed so by the Saba in his will. He brought about much Hafatza in the world.

There is something I found on a web forum...

"His grandson, Rav Amram Horowitz is the current leader of the Na Nach group. He was appointed by Saba to be in charge of all the money he collected and trained him to run the printing operation and run the Keren. Rav Amram Horowitz is a talmid chacham, and Saba told Aaron Patz that he has special plans for Amram, and that thru him he will complete things in the end...Saba had weekly Shiurim with Aaron Patz on Likutei Moharan, and when ever questions arose, Saba would allow Amram to explain them the difficult passages. Aaron told me several times that Saba would often say that Amram understands Likutei Moharan like no other in the generation...which is quite impressive."

2,222th POST

Have mixed feelings. On the one hand, I'm happy to have a catchy title to catch eveyone's attention. On the other hand, I am disappointed to say the least that no one even mentioned the Yahrzeit of Saba's Rebbetzin & Aishes Chayil during the other week, which was on the 25th of Tamuz. For giving the benefit of the doubt, it is true that this year, it fell out on Erev Shabbos, so I guess everyone was getting ready to prepare for the weekly Aishes Chayil. So why did I wait until now? Believe it or not, I was ready to write a special post in honor and memory of Rebbetzin Esther Mindel Odesser, of blessed memory, that very evening in the previous week on Thursday night, but my computer became sick while on this very site, so I didn't have easy internet access until now, now that it seems to have had a Refuah Shleima (though it may have a loose wiring problem).

Anyways, before proceeding, since everything is by Hashgacha Peratis - Divine Providence, which I spoke pertaining to this if you scroll down a bit about my piece on the two Nanachs who recently passed away, the number two is very related to a woman, especially a wife, since as we see in the Talmud in Maseches Shabbos that one's wife is called a house - Bayis, which is Beis as the 2nd letter of the Alef Beis. In this scenario, this is the 2,222th post of, using the number 2 four times. The Tefillin boxes each contain inside them four sections of the Torah, and they each have four sides to them which are called a Bayis or Batim in plural, and while the men have a Mitzva to put them on, a woman does not need to put on Tefillin since she is a Bayis herself; meaning, she is on a spiritual level that we are not on so she does not have a need to put on Tefillin.

As it turns out, as Amram Horovitz of blessed memory, grandson of Saba & Rebbetzin Esther Mindel, who was appointed by Saba to run the Keren, just passed away, quoting a piece from a Sefer printed from the Keren - Yisroel Saba - pertaining to the value of a woman - will be a wonderful way of doing something L'Ilui Nishmaso, as Shalom & Achdus begins at home - most especially with one's spouse. Note that the following words (from page 253 in the Hebrew) are from Saba himself. He certainly knew how to treat his wife well; and despite their dire poverty which caused the passing of their Bechor (firstborn) whom they named Nachman who died from starvation, it didn't lead to a divorce, despite Saba's devotion of living his full potential as a Breslover Chosid as opposed to having a "real job". Compare this to today when other married couples - many who are both professionals - have so much more in the way of materialism, and yet have fights and get divorced over such petty things - especially in contrast to how life was in the early 1900s in poverty stricken Palestine (which Israel was called in those days).

"Our Rabbis of blessed memory gave a title to the wife "Akeres HaBayis" (literally means barren wife, but can be translated into a quite opposite meaning): Ikar HaBayis - Mainstay of the house, Akeres coming from the root word Ikar which means the main thing. Mainstay of the house - the woman/wife. It's also not good when a wife works in other places."

"Rabbeinu HaKadosh (Rabbeinu Nachman) lights up for us to know the truth as to how the wife is the mainstay of the house. He speaks at length at to how merciful one is supposed to be for a wife. Rabbeinu HaKadosh - how much did he warn and obligate one to honor his wife, to have mercy on her, and assist her in every possible way that he can help her with, to help her with everything. The Torah warns us to give all the honor/respect to his wife, but in the way of the Torah. Rabbeinu HaKadosh commands us very much to have merc and honor his wife, to have mercy on her, to help her, yes."

"Rabbeinu HaKadosh says in "Sefer HaMidos", and the Gemoro also speaks of this thing. This is the wording of the Gemoro, "One who divorces his wife, he will not succeed through this"! It's not good to divorce his wife; on the contrary, we need Sholom Bayis (peace in the home)" (NOTE: In these days, more often than not, it's the woman who initiates the divorce proceedings because it is the husband who has a lack of respect for her, even if not physically violent towards her. Verbal abuse even to a simple Jew is the Aveira of O'nohas Devorim - hurting one's feelings through words, it's far worse doing the same to one's wife).

"I was close to (the teachings of) Rabbeinu, I got married, but I didn't know from this, I didn't know from my own logic the greatness of the value of a woman. I didn't think about this, I thought that she serves us at home, and that nothing is coming to her. (NOTE: The wife in relationship to the husband is compared to Zevulun working to support Yissochor learning Torah, which in both cases, they both share in the Heavenly reward equally). But Rabbeinu HaKadosh drives us home to the point, he lights up for us all the lights of the Torah of everything."

"We need to have mercy on our wives, Rabbeinu HaKadosh thinks of how the wife bears so much in her life with the birth of her children, and the raising of her children, and she buys everything, and she cooks, and she...everything, everything is the wife. She bears in her life far more than we do, from the children, what she bears in her lifetime..."

"The world doesn't speak of this, it's as though the wife is a dog. Oy vei, Rabbeinu HaKadosh feels, he reveals the the extent of the mercy that we need to have for her, we need to honor/respect her, yes."

The good news here is that any Nanach who may feel that he may have trouble finding a Shidduch because he is a Nanach can show this (The Sefer Yisroel Saba is also printed in English) to any Shadchan or prospective mate. As for myself, I hope that this piece that I posted here publicly which I hope will make a positive difference in people's lives will be a Zechus for me to find a Shidduch - Shimon Matisyahu HaLevi Ben Sarah.

P.S. As a play on words - Rabbeinu HaKadosh can be reread as Rabbeinu HaKiddushin - our Rebbe (Gematria of 212, and the timing of this post is 2:12 PM) of Kiddushin - marriages. Not only that Rabbeinu can help us as a Shaliach of Hashem to find us Shidduchim, but that his words of Torah about marriage can help us live a successful marriage. And oh yes, the fact that a woman is called a Bayis, like Bais=2 does not mean that she is a 2nd class citizen compared to a man. It's that she is the second letter of the Alef Beis that is the beginning letter of the Torah - the BIG Beis in Bereishis!

Likutei Moharan Learning Beginning with Teis

As per the booklet Ner L'Tzadik compiled by Rabbi Moshe Breslover consisting of teachings of Likutei Moharan beginning with the letters of the Alef Beis; since each of the 12 months correspond to one of the letters of the Alef Beis, the following is a teaching starting with the letter Teis that corresponds to this month of Menachem Av.
TOHAMOH - "She has tasted that her merchandise is good" (Mishlei 31:18)
Meaning, as soon as one tastes the taste of Torah of the true Tzadik (righteous person), that lamp of Torah will no longer be extinguished at night (based on the wording of the end of the above verse). Meaning, that although one holds himself/herself back, and doesn't come close to the Tzadik, but on the contrary, has gone quite far from him (this is the aspect of night & darkness); nevertheless, that light of Torah that he/she received from the Tzadik will always be lit for him/her, for he/she tasted a bit of it when having visited the Tzadik.
This is the meaning of "She has tasted that her merchandise is good" - for as sooon as one tastes that its merchandise is good, which is the Torah of the Tzadik, for the merchandise is his, meaning, his Torah that it tasted good, then no more will its lamp be extinguished at night, for the light of Torah will always be lit for him/her that he/she tasted when visiting the Tzadik - even at night, meaning, when at a time of being spritiually distant from the Tzadik, which is the aspect of night, for its lamp will not be extinguished forever. (LM 1:285)

Two Nanachs during Bein HaMetzorim

As we know from Judaism 101, things just don't happen by "chance" or "coincidence" which means Mikreh - Mem Koof Reish Hei. You see, these same four letters making up this word can be rearranged to read Rak MeHei (The Hei in this case stands for Hashem) - only from Hashem.
In short, this is what is called Hashgacha Peratis - Divine Providence. Yes my dear friends, two Nanachs who didn't exactly pass away at an old age. And not just any Nanachs either. The first one had the name Nachman (his second name was Shabsai which is the same Gematria as Teshuva (713)!) and now it's Amram Horowitz, a grandson of Saba, who was appointed by Saba himself to run the Keren, may their memory be for a blessing. And at this, happening during the saddest period of the Jewish calendar.

The Talmud Yerushalmi in Maseches Peah tells us that while the generation of Achav (a wicked Jewish king) who were idol worshippers didn't die in battle, the generation of Dovid HaMelech who were living a religious life under his reign suffered losses in battle. Why? Because in Achav's generation, people didn't speak Loshon Hora, while in Dovid Hamelech's generation, people spoke Loshon Hora.

Loshon Hora is typically a symptom of something much more global - Sinas Chinam/hatred for no justifiable reason & a lack of Achdus/unity. And while even within the Nanach movement, there are differences of opinion - like for example how Hafatza should be done, where's the place to be for Rosh Hashana, etc., this is not an excuse to create Machlokes or bad mouth people. Everyone is entitled to their personal opinion, so long as one doesn't try to enforce that opinon on others. If we are all looking for the common good, then any and every issue can be discussed in a manner that is acceptable to all, with the understanding that while we may not walk away with a unified agreement on a particular issue, at least there will be a mutual understanding of why everyone feels the way that they do.

I am not here to judge anyone, Chas V'Shalom. Everyone reading this should know how to do the right thing. All I am saying is that Hashem at times sends us messages - and it is up to us to pick up the cue to make things better for the future. The Chofetz Chaim in the introduction to his Sefer quotes the Talmud in Maseches Yoma (9b) of saying that it was the sin of Loshon Hora that caused the destruction of the Second Temple, of which we are still suffering the consequences almost 2,000 years later. And before we know it, unless we can make the difference and end this Golus in time to celebrate on Tisha B'Av, we will, Chas V'Shalom, be faced with the same reality beginning this coming Wednesday night as we do every year.

Wishes of Yeshuos for Klal Yisroel in the merit of Rabbeinu Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman.

Nanach van

Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman

Getting close to Nanach - in Yiddish sports coverage

Israel tennis champion attributes his victory over Russia to the Petek!

There's a video of this on the Hebrew
Great blessings of Na Nach Nachmu Nachman Meuman!

Amram Horowitz Of Blessed Memory

Our Hebrew has announced that the burial of Amram Horowitz would take place at 12.
Amram Horowitz OBM was a grandson of both the Saba - Rabbi Yisroel Ber Odesser and Rabbi Shmuel Horowitz (author of Yimay Shmuel).
The Saba chose Amram to manage the publication of the holy books of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov better known as Na Nach Nachmu Nachman Meuman. Amram Horowitz was a genius in management and he worked around the clock and with all his strength to publish the holy books.
May his memory be a blessing.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Power of Nanach

today i was filling down,i dont no why?,
i picked up one of Rebbe Nachmans books went outside and started reading
next thing i new i was filled with joy jumping up and down yelling singing
Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman!!

The Promise!

Listen to the promise that Rebbe Nachman one of the greatest visionary of all times swore.

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Shabbos of Rebbe Nachman

Please download and print for both personal use and for Hafatza in your neighborhood and Beit Knesset.

Each Parsha has a number of different versions from different years.

Devarim - 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 - דברים


Likutay Halocos in English

Parshas Devarim - Not Everyone Can Rebuke

Parshas Devarim #2 - Find Your Good Points!

Complete list of Parshas to Date

Tikkunei HaZohar

with biurei haGRA

amazing. i am thinking of printing out a copy for myself or the local shuls.
nnnnm shabbat shalom

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

נ נח נחמ נחמן מאומן

i think some of you guys may recognise some of the Nanachs in this video.

Nanach in Paris

NC Nanachs

im looking for Nanachs in or near Greensboro,NC that would like to help me make a bigger step towards spreading Nanach in NC!
if you live near or in Greensboro or no someone who are interested please email me so we can get in touch.
Great Blessings Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman =]

Nanach Paris

does anyone no where i can find this song for my MP3?

Nanach VIdeos With Millions Of Views

a few weeks ago someone on the Hebrew wrote about a nanach movie that would have over a million views. the same day the Israeli TV did a show about Ambush which had a lot of Nanach footage.

Great blessings of Na Nach Nachmu Nachman Meuman!

Nachman Shabsai

Still in the first week of shiva for a dear friend Nachman Shabsai, someone showed me an amazing thing: the Daf Yomi just learned 3 consecutive days about 3 huge tzadikim who were very fat (one of them was R. Elazer the son of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai!), check it out!

Great blessings of Na Nach Nachmu Nachman Meuman!


Monday, July 20, 2009


Steven (S) has donated another $180 for the spread of nanach.

Others should follow this example as well.


Ruben graciously gave $40 for hafatzat shem hatzaddik. Hashem should bless him and others should do likewise.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

na nach takeover

nyack chill

Saba received a letter!

Saturday, July 18, 2009


Until dawn

When we begin to pray,it is as if we were going into a field in spring and starting to pick letters,those magnificent flowers that we assemble to make a bouquet:the first word.Then,we go to other flowers to make other bouquets,and in this way we pick sprays of flowers.It is impossible to describe the splendor of the bouquets gathered by the man who begins to pray!Scarcely have we picked the first flower,barely have we uttered the first letter entreats our soul and entwines itself around it:

"How can you leave me? Do you not see my beauty? Do not leave me, do not abandon me!Pay attention to your words;let your ear hearken to what your mouth is saying! How could you wish to abandon me...?
Yes, I know that you must go on your way,but at least, try not to forget me! Wherever you go,remember me!"

This is how the prayer of the righteous man is described in Likoutry Moharan (I,LXV).This refers to the unity of prayer, to the highest extent. The Master of the field, has attained this unity and can invite souls to come to His field.Between these words,transparent yet real,dances the Chassidic soul - a fire that will surely continue to glow untill sunrise...
My dear brother, my dear sister,even if like me you never ever picked any of this kind of flower, I promise you that if you lean your heart towards them,on a day of unusual wind,some of their fragrance might reach the deepest part of you and awake you from a slumber that lasted perhaps for a few centuries.
Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman =]

Friday, July 17, 2009

moshiach oi! - torah hardcore punk

Moshiach Oi! is a Torah-Hardcore-Punk band led by Yishai NaNach, who put out the first Na Nach punk song, "This World is Nothing".

The Moshiach Oi! debut album, "Better Get Ready", is coming out august 25, and Yishai invites all Na Nach's to come to the record release show which will be in NYC on that date (see flyer above.)

Moshiach Oi! is a New York Hardcore band with a full-throated passion for both Torah and Punk Rock. Educated in Jewish day schools, band founder Yishai Romanoff as a teenager gravitated to the Punk Rock scene, where he found an outlet for his manic energy and passionate beliefs. In 2008, after rediscovering his Jewish roots, Yishai began writing hardcore-punk songs with subject matter like learning Torah, bringing Moshiach and praising Hashem. Originally, Yishai was the only member of Moshiach Oi!
"Oi!" = the Punk Rock sound of the British working class
"Oy!" = the eternal sound of the Jewish working class
Moshiach Oi! = the new sound of Jewish Hardcore Torah Punk Rock
Within a couple of months Yishai had recruited members from his friends' bands Blanket Statemenstein and the Mr. Shabbos Show. With Mitch 2012 on bass, Pesach Simcha on drums, and Don Bonus on guitar, Moshiach Oi! was now prepared to take over the world and bring Moshiach by screaming "Oi!"
Moshiach Oi! played its first shows in late 2008-early 2009 at different venues around NYC, including one show with a band called The AIDS who screamed on stage that believing in G-d is stupid chv"s (before Moshiach Oi! took the stage). Around this time, Moshiach Oi! entered the recording studio to start work on its debut album, with Don Bonus as producer and engineer.
In February 2009, after finishing recording his parts for the album, Yishai decided to ascend to the Holy Land of Israel to learn in yeshiva. Before his departure, Moshiach Oi! played a farewell show at the Millinery Centre Synagogue in mid-town Manhattan (home of Chulent Thursdays).
While in Israel, Yishai learned in yeshiva, dropped out of yeshiva, went Na Nach, and continued making Torah-Hardcore-Punk.
In August 2009, Yishai plans to return to Amerika upon the release of the Moshiach Oi! debut album, "Better Get Ready". The original line up remains intact and is ready resume its mission -- taking over the world, and bringing Moshiach now, by screaming "Oi!"

Welcome Sholom Aron Dym to Yerushalayim

   Our dear S.A.D. happy Nanach has just moved here to Yerushalayim, may it be with great blessings -

Great blessings of Na Nach Nachmu Nachman Meuman!

Burial of Nachman Shabsai Nanach

A large group of Nanach sang Na Nach Nachmu Nachman Meuman at the burial of our dear friend Nachman Shabsai at Har Haminuchos (there were probably around 150 people there, many others only found out after, I only found out by a clear act of divine providence).
 Someone testified that before the petira Nachman Shabsai recited Shema Yisroel and many other verses of faith, and then his Mother and sister (?) sang Na Nach Nachmu Nachman Meuman passionately, and NS passed on to the better world.
Some of the chaverim made sure to inform him that he had indeed passed on, and others swore him to go straight to Rabbainu.
The Keren Nanach Truck also took part in the funeral procession.
Amongst NS virtues that were spoken of were his great simple complete faith, sincerety, and simplicity. NS would say the Tikun Klali extremely slowly word by word not concerned at all about the time passing, amazing people with his patience. He was always chearing people up and strengthing them and bringing them great happiness. There were poignant stories related.
May his memory be a blessing, may he merit to be in the company of the true Nanach.
Great blessings of Na Nach Nachmu Nachman Meuman!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Shimon Matisyahu 87

On the 87th anniversay of the petek, the real PAZ came out finally- Saba called the petek the Moshiah- and called him a book. I say that the only loot in Egypt was Josef Ha Tzaddikk and he is PAZ and he is like Moshiah and therefore ...this year, the Petek took on special powers- it is now officially recognized world over as REAL GOLD (like the Tzaddikk). The first believers in the Petek whom Saba calls unique tzaddikkim of the generation figure on the largest Israeli Banknotes. The GOLD that powers the whole machinery is the Sefer Ha Ganuz which people (and the Zohar) also call the Petek. That does not diminish the nature of the book that defies and is above nature, (in every aspect), known as EBAY HA NACHAL!

be Happy be Nanach!!!!

claps sweeten heaven judgment

simcha levbusar

dear friend, brother, we miss you in toronto, but your great spirit is with us,
our hafatzah here is growing every day baruch hashem
children love nanach and help us with hafatzah
this is a good sign,


nanach world

nanach! i received yesterday an email from a guy from argentina, very interesting in nanach
he is doing some research ( i dont know exactly the details)
he told me , he saw some nanach videos on youtube and found a friend asking him about nanach and he connected him with

he wrote me these questions for me (us)

Hi Uzi!
i have written some questions (pretty silly sometimes), and hoping to get some good anwers.
I just think you are great guys.

What is nanach?
Do you consider your self ultraortodox ?
What about the song that will revealed before the coming of the Messiah?
Why Trance?
Electronic music is yet very relationated with drugs and night. What is nanachs relation with ecstasy, cocaine, etc?
Do you find jewish life away from spirituality and joy?


his email is

have a nanach day

And the Simcha continues...

It is very beautiful that there was much Hafatza activity last night, but do bear in mind that Saba's main time of celebration was the night after. He discovered the Petek near the end of the day on 23 Tamuz, upon which he started dancing out of sheer joy which lasted the entire night of 24 Tamuz, which is tonight (I wonder when he davened Ma'ariv that evening).

Having mentioned before about the 22 days of Bein HaMetzarim from 17 Tamuz through Tisha B'Av as connected to the 22 Alef Beis as divided into two parts on each day - the daytime of 23 Tamuz corresponds to Noon. Thus, the nighttime of 24 Tamuz when Saba danced all night corresponds to Samech. It's interesting to note that Saba mentioned that when he was dancing, everyone around surrounded him, and he was dancing in the middle. The dancing around making a full circle represents the letter Samech.

Well, lo and behold - Noon & Samech when spelled together is NES - Miracle, as in Nes HaPetek! This word is also a terminology of something being lifted up or held high. Yes, Saba's spirits were up most high to say the least.

Another point to be made about the two letters is that they are the 14th & 15th letters of the 22 Alef Beis, respectively. As we know, Dovid Hamelech is the 14th generation from Avrohom Avinu (and Dovid is the Gematria of 14), making his son Shlomo HaMelech the 15th generation.
Now, in terms of the Shir HaGeula in the Petek, one of the requirements of Moshiach is that he is supposed to be a descendant of Dovid HaMelech. The Rambam mentions that he also has to be a descendant of Shlomo HaMelech. Thus, letter Noon - which is the Gematria of 50 - corresponds to Dovid HaMelech who was born & Niftar on Shavuos - "the 50th day" (from the Omer). And the letter Samech is in the shape of a complete circle, and Shlomo HaMelech's name is similar to the word Shleima, which mean completion. And as it is the Gematria of 60 - he had 60 strong men surround his bed (Shir Hashirim 3:8), which can have a meaning in a spiritual and/or literal sense.

As Saba's happiness & dancing began while yet still in the day which corresponds to the letter Noon and thus with Dovid HaMelech, we see this concept of happiness & dancing as it relates to Dovid HaMelech with the Aron HaKodesh being brought to Yerushalayim - also known as Ir Dovid - to be housed by the future Beis HaMikdash which was to be built by his son Shlomo. The Torah spares no expense of words to describe Dovid's great fervor with his dancing. However, there was someone who had a problem with this - his wife Michal - who berated him later for "lowering" himself to be dancing in such a way like a lowly person as it wasn't "befitting" the king. While we don't see Chazal criticizing Dovid for telling off his wife for her comments, Chazal makes it clear to us that as a result of Michal's criticism of Dovid's dancing in honor of the Torah, Hashem punished her with not being able to have future children until the day she died. (See the Haftara for Parshas Shemini).

So, let the Simcha and dancing continue...

More on Shabbos Fasting

As I mentioned yesterday, when you correlate the Alef Bais to the 22 days of Bein HaMetzarim from 17 Tamuz through Tisha B'Av, as each day is divided into two parts, it works out that the periods of fasting during the daytime of 17 Tamuz & all of Tisha B'Av corresponds to the letters that make up the word Shabbos.

Now, in the portion of Tikunei Zohar for 23 Tamuz when a Daf a day is learnt from 18 Iyar (Lag Ba'Omer) through 18 Tishrei, it mentions not once but twice - four signs or Ohs (in singular form) which also means letter, as in the Alef Beis. They are the Bris, Shabbos, Tefillin & Yomim Tovim. As it turns out, the first letters of the first three of them also spells the word Shabbos. It's interesting to note that in the Zohar, they are in the same Alef Beis order as corresponding to the periods of fasts corresponding to Beis, Shin & Tov respectively. And as we are told in T'nach and elsewhere, the four fast days which include 17 Tamuz & Tisha B'Av will be Yomim Tovim in the future. (NOTE: Saw somewhere that 17 Tamuz will be the 1st day of Yom Tov, Tisha B'Av will be the last day of Yom Tov, and the days inbetween will be Chol HaMoed).

Chag HaPetek - Yom Yerushalayim

As I mentioned earlier, Chag HaPetek is the Gematria of Yerushalayim, even though the Nes HaPetek happened in Tiveria. This reminds me of the Talmud Yerushalmi being named after Yerushalayim, even though it was composed in Tiveria, where the main Beis Din was at that time.

But there is a direct connection. You see, both the Nes HaPetek & the liberation of the holiest area in the world on 28 Iyar which became Yom Yerushalayim - happened on a Wednesday - the 4th day of the week. The significance?

Rabbeinu's favorite number was four. His name Nachman is the Gematria of Netzach - the 4th Sefira from Chesed, as we count during the Sefira period. His name is also the Gematria of Pesach - symbolized by the number four: four terminologies of Geula, four cups of wine, four questions, and the four sons. Rabbeinu insisted on receiving the 4th Aliyah of the Torah on Shabbos, when everyone else wants to be honored particularly with the 3rd or 6th Aliyos, or Maftir. His name has four letters, and Na Nach Nachma Nachman is the ultimate expression of that. And if that was not enough - the Mispar Katan of his name is also four, like this Nachman=148; thus, 1+4+8=13, and 1+3=4. Finally, he was Niftar on the 4th day of Sukkos, and was buried on the next day, which was the 4th day of the week - Wednesday.

Oh yes, about the place of the Nes HaPetek - it happened in Tiveria, which is considered the 4th holiest city following Yerushalayim, Chevron & Tzfas.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Rabbi Sokol Gets the Petek!

Just now Rabbi Sokol - a Kabalist who own a Jewish radio station in Lakewood, told me that when he was living in Lakewood (N.J.) at the end of 9th St., three houses from the end, there was a problem with the electricity, so he went up to the attic to see what the problem was, he had to crawl through some narrow passage and dig deep into some heavy insulation and lo and behold what does he find - THE PETEK!
Great blessings of Na Nach Nachmu Nachman Meuman!


Tammuz 23

ani na nach nachma nachman m'uman

meaning i am rabbeinu,
who is the essence of the soul of moses
and rabbeinu has descended to me
because of my service in the torah
because moses is the torah*
and so when i follow the torah, i am moses
and then i radiate the light of rabbeinu
and this is
na nach nachma nachman m'uman
and this is the secret
that it is filled and heaped up from line to line
this is the secret of the angel
the angel of rosh hashana
for in the rosh
we return to the root
the root of time
where we are all united
as resheit -- first
which is true wisdom
the three lines
beginning, middle and end
top, middle, bottom,
right, left, center
hashem, the torah/tzaddik-soul, man
na nach nachma nachman
and the sign is
on the 17th of the Tammuz
they will say that you are not fasting
the angels will say this
because you have connected all the lines
beginning, middle and end
you are the tzaddik
the original tablets
have been received
for why were they broken?
what was the sin?
the people thought that moses was dead
they thought who will lead us?
they did not see
that moses cannot die
he is the torah
he is the eternal tzaddik-soul
but they forsook the soul
and went after the body and its desires
the calf, the golden calf
but now through the torah of rabbeinu
the torah of the true tzaddik
the tablets are whole again --
the complete tikkun (tikkun ha klali).

dedicated to my friend and inspiration in na nach simcha p.

*The Holy Ari teaches us that Moshe and Torah are one above before they descend into this world, for the letters of Moshe in shemayim with the nun (50 gates of binah-wisdom) spell neshama. Moshe is the neshama of wisdom, the neshama klali of Israel. For more info

Amazing Hafatza on Chag Hapetek

B"H we were most blessed to do amazing Hafatza last night, we had around 15 american Nanach at Kikar Tzion and huge crowds participated in the ecstasy of Chag Hapetek dancing like mad and exulting in Na Nach Nachmu Nachman Meuman. Two American Women decided that they had to visit the Saba right then and there. Later the Nanach van made it to Saba as well. Yosef Arye and myself made it back to the mikve in the old city at around Netz.
The celebrations continue today.
Great blessings of Na Nach Nachmu Nachman Meuman!

5682th Pasuk of the Torah

The Nes of the Petek happened in the year 5682. If we count the Pesukim of the Torah, we see that corresponding to the last 11 years of Rabbeinu's life, 5561-5571, the prime years of his teachings which included most importantly Likutei Moharan, are the first 11 Pesukim of Parshas Ki Savo, the 50th Parsha of the Torah (Noon=50) which are the 5561st thru the 5571th Pesukim, making up the 1st Aliyah of this Parsha. So what is the count of the LAST Pasuk of this Parsha of 122 Pesukim? The 5682th Posuk, corresponding to the year 5682, the year that Saba discovered the Petek, consisting of 11 lines!

The phrase Chag HaPetek is the Gematria of Sefer Devarim (596). Parshas Ki Savo is the 7th of the 11 Parshiyos of Sefer Devarim, and it is the very last Posuk of this Parsha that hints to the year of the Petek. Accordingly, Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman is the 7th of the 11 lines of the Petek! Along these words, Yerushalayim is also the same Gematria as Sefer Devarim & Chag HaPetek, and for seven Shabbosim during the time that we read from Sefer Devarim, we read 7 special Haftoras that are refered to Shiva D'Nechamasa - the 7 Haftoras of comfort/Nechama related to the name Nachman, as in the context of our return to Eretz Yisroel, Yerushalayim & the Beis HaMikdash, beginning with Shabbos Nachamu.

Following this, in the year 5744, when Rabbi Moshe Feinstein ZTVK"L gave his Haskama on the Petek discovered by Rabbi Yisroel Dov Ber Odesser, which includes the Shir HaGeula, thus preventing Misnagdim from ruining Saba's Hafatza, corresponds with the 5744th Pasuk - "Moshe wrote this song on that day, and he taught it to the children of Yisroel". (Devarim 31:22). Yes, the followers of Saba are indeed the spiritual children of Rabbi Yisroel Dov Ber Odesser!

There is even a Remez to the exact date of the Haskama - HaShira HAZOS Bayom Hahu - the Roshei Tavos of the word HAZOS "on that day". I will write this out in Hebrew to make it easy to understand (the Roshei Taivos happen to be in a different order but are the same letters):
הזאת ר"ת: תאריך - ז אייר התשד"מ Date - 7 Iyar 5744.

The Ultimate Chag

Chag HaPetek is the ultimate Chag that will lead to the Geula. The word Chag is the Gematria of 11, and indeed, there are 11 lines to the Petek!

חג הפתק = ירושלים

!נ נח נחמ נחמן מאומן בירושלים

May we merit to have Rabbeinu be reinterred in Yerushalayim Ir HaKodesh on Har Tzion -
!תיקף ומיד ממש

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Remez of Saba's Petek in the Zohar!

Yes, my friends. A couple of months ago, I mentioned that just as there are exactly 148 days from 18 Iyar - Lag Baomer - Yahrzeit of RASHBI through 18 Tishrei - Yahrzeit of Rabbeinu, there are exactly 148 Dafim (in the original printing, today's texts varies) in the Tikunei Zohar (and 148 is the Gematria of Rabbeinu's name Nachman). Well, Boruch Hashem, I have been pretty successful in learning the "daily Daf" of Tikunei Zohar. Without learning the daily portion of 23 Tamuz yet, I was curious to see if there would be any sort of Remez to the Petek that occured on this date.

I'm not going to go through a translation of a whole paragraph now - but knowing Hebrew/Aramaic will help see what this Remez to the Petek is. In Tikunei Zohar - Tikun 22 (Daf 65), there is not one paragraph - but TWO paragraphs - that start with "Rabbi Shimon (my name, I like that) rose and said "Sava, Sava (Saba, Saba)"! In fact, the only other time (3rd time) that this very phrase is mentioned - "Rabbi Shimon (RASHBI) rose and said Sava Sava" is near the end of this same part of the Zohar of Tikunei Zohar - thus two of the three times of this phrase is on the same Daf as corresponding to 23 Tamuz, the date of Saba finding the Petek!

But wait, there is more! In the second of these two paragraphs, it mentions in its midst the word Pitka - the Aramaic word for Petek! I invite the readers here for a close reading of the Zohar. For those who can learn in Hebrew, you can refer to the Matok M'Devash or the Sulam commentaries for an explanation of what is being discussed in the Zohar here - but to me - there is no doubt that this is nothing short of Hashgacha Peratis - Divine Providence!

From Baal Shem Tov to Petek of Tov

The focus is on the date of 17 Tamuz as mentioned in the Petek, as 17 is the Gematria of Tov. The founder of Chasidus is commonly referred to as Ba'al Shem Tov, which literally means "Owner of a GOOD name". His real name was Yisroel, and his Talmid who took over his leadership was Rabbi Dov Ber of Mezritch. Correspondingly, the full name of Saba who discovered the Petek which is all about Tov/Goodness is Yisroel Dov Ber, and was named Dov Ber after Rabbi Dov Ber of Mezritch.

In any case, both the Ba'al Shem Tov & Saba share the same name Yisroel, the ultimate name of the Jewish people, and is also the last word of the Chumash. Interestingly, Chumash is the Gematria of Na Nach Nachma Nachman (354)! If this is not enough, the name Nachman corresponds to the number of Pesukim of the Chumash when Noon (50) Cheis (8) Mem (40) Noon (50) - you take away the zeros, and you put the numbers together and presto! 5,845 - the amount of Pesukim in the Chumash! (This is based on the word HaChama, which is given as the Siman as the amount of Pesukim as mentioned as the end of some Chumashim). Also, the 17th Parsha of the Chumash is Parshas Yisro - the Parsha of Matan Torah which includes the Aseres HaDibros (The Ten Commandments), and Na Nach Nachma Nachman consists of TEN letters.

Bottom line: The whole theme of Chasidus is about goodness. It is a gift to the Jewish people which started with the Ba'al Shem Tov who gave hope even to the simple Jews who felt they were left out in the cold spiritually, and was also at a time of low morale of the Jewish people. Saba, who also felt low - spiritually and suffered very much physically, was given new hope to continue on - as well as the lives of thousands of others, who would otherwise be left in the spiritual coldness, and gives hope to those who would otherwise dispair from their physical problems if not for the teachings of Rabbeinu & Saba.

As we know, the Chasidic movement which originated with 60 main followers of the Baal Shem Tov, became split into numerous sects. Breslov Chassidus was founded by Rabbeinu, a great grandson of the Ba'al Shem Tov; thus, not only a spiritual heir to the founder of Chasidus, but a physical heir as well. In turn, the Breslov movement, unlike virtually all other Chasidic sects, grew a branch that became a movement of its own - now known as the Nanach movement. It is the only Chasidic branch WITHIN THE ENTIRE BRANCH OF CHASIDUS that is laid back. Even compared to all other movements, Breslov had only one Chasidic Rebbe, and not everyone is dressed with exactly the same Levush (ranging from black to white clothing). Within the Nanach movement of Breslov Chasidus, not everyone who is married wears a shtreimel, but virtually everyone does wear a kamea/amulet bearing Rabbeinu's name, something that is not even dreamed of in the Chasidishe world. So, it seems that the ultimate purpose of the Chasidic movement was to lead to the Nanach movement which in public has been around for only 25 years, within the last minutes of our long Galus, which will helped to be completed due to the Shir HaGeula of Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman that is leading many Jews back to the fold, and to the real Chasidus as taught by Rabbeinu & Saba, thus leading to the promise of Moshiach to the Ba'al Shem Tov on Rosh Hashana 5507 in response to the Ba'al Shem Tov's question to Moshiach as to when he is coming: "When your teachings SPREAD ABROAD".