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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

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".

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