|Rebbe Nachman of Breslov taught…|
All journeys can serve as a means of repairing one’s faith. Sometimes a person travels because he feels unsure that G-d can provide from him where he is; this is a sign of blemished emunah. Later, when he makes another journey, he can repair the damage to faith that made him take the earlier trip. This is true of the individual just as it was of the Jewish people as a whole in their journeys through the desert.
|What does this mean to me?|
|Rebbe Nachman would say that when a Jew is presented with the opportunity to travel, he should take it. In the new place that he visits, he has opportunities to reveal G-dliness through his actions that are unique to that location. He especially emphasized making blessings over foods with careful concentration when on a journey, since a blessing uplifts fallen sparks of holiness that are dispersed throughout creation.|
G-d, please be with those of us
Teach us to know whether or not we should travel,
Just as You went with Your people
May each part of our journey
Whatever the journey,
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