Purim Prayer Power
Mar23

Purim Prayer Power

In each generation, whenever the redemption is near, Amalek tries to make the Jews despair by convincing us that our prayers are not effective because we are not deserving of a miracle. But the truth is that we must strengthen ourselves and continue to pray with all our might, like Mordechai HaYehudi did. Mordechai saw that [...]

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The Message Of The 3 Weeks: Listen With Meir Elkabas
Jul08
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Q&A – Spiritual Progress
Feb26

Q&A – Spiritual Progress

An Aspiring Breslover asks:   In everything we do in life, we want to see that we are making advances; especially something to which we are devoting an hour of every day. How can we measure our progress in the spiritual endeavor of hisbodedus?   Is it misguided to approach hisbodedus with the expectation of seeing [...]

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Out To The Field – Living In The Present
Jul28

Out To The Field – Living In The Present

Continued from last week here: Likutey Moharan I:282 - Week 6 Continuing to focus on correcting my behavior instead of my youngest child's behavior, I had another important insight during hisbodedus. The insight was that another display of my chutzpah was how I was routinely annoyed by my youngest child's constant request to go to a store [...]

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Sacred Time – Building A Personal Golden Calf
Jun10

Sacred Time – Building A Personal Golden Calf

Sacred Time Sivan #3 It was the last Shavuot before the serious strife against Reb Nosson, z”l, began. Eighty people gathered together with him, serving Hashem with indescribable intensity. After Shavuot was over, Reb Nosson said, “We have received the Torah. Now let’s be careful not to build a golden calf.” But what does this [...]

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Sacred Time – Pesach Sheni: Dealing With Failure
May13

Sacred Time – Pesach Sheni: Dealing With Failure

Sacred Time Dealing With Failure Iyar 3 One of the highlights of Iyar is Pesach Sheni, the "second Pesach," which falls a month after Pesach and on which it was possible for those who were unable to bring the Pesach offering during Nissan to "catch up" and bring it later. Reb Nosson, z”l, points out [...]

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The Fountain Of Youth
May04

The Fountain Of Youth

Sefirat HaOmer (the counting of the Omer offering) is the counting period between the second night of Pesach and the day before Shavuot - a period of 49 days. Each night, we verbally count the days that have accumulated between these two holidays. [Count the Omer]   In the times of the Holy Temple, the [...]

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Freedom For All!
Apr09

Freedom For All!

“The land of the free and the home of the brave.” If I wouldn’t know that these words were part of the national anthem, I might think they were sung at the Pesach Seder! After all, on Pesach we celebrate our freedom from servitude – something only achieved by acting brave and courageous. Our ancestors [...]

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Simple Success – Adar #10
Mar28

Simple Success – Adar #10

A Sacred Time - Adar #10 Simple Success - Parashat HaChodesh (the New Moon) "Rav Yitzchak said: If a person makes himself simple, Hashem is simple with him. Rav Oshaya taught, 'When a person is simple with Hashem, the hour stands for him.'" (Masechet Nedarim) Rebbe Nachman taught: "The main spiritual work is simplicity.... Although [...]

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Sacred Time: Start Fresh – Adar #9
Mar25

Sacred Time: Start Fresh – Adar #9

A Sacred Time - Adar #9 Start Fresh "This month shall be the first month for you" (Shemot 12:2) Rebbe Nachman taught: "It is not good to be old. Even an old chassid or an old tzaddik is not good. One needs to renew himself by beginning fresh every day..." (Sichot HaRan, #51) Reb Nosson [...]

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Purim – Realizing Your Potential: MP3 By Meir Elkabas
Mar12
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It’s All About Desire
Feb07

It’s All About Desire

Every synagogue is considered a mini Beit HaMikdash. We are told that in the future time of our redemption, all these synagogues that served as places of refuge during the Diaspora will rise up and travel to the Holy Land, where they will be combined with the eternal Beit HaMikdash. Therefore many of the symbols [...]

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Longing For Holiness
Jan22

Longing For Holiness

Rebbe Nachman spoke often about the great power of yearning. He taught that obstacles are sent by G-d in order to intensify our longing for a holy goal, because it is the force of yearning that can bring a person to a level or objective to which he otherwise might not be worthy. In Likutei [...]

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Anecdotes For Life
Jun09

Anecdotes For Life

Here are some more anecdotes that might be of some help in life: 1.       We are so weak, that we can only arouse Hashem's "limited" compassion upon us. What to do? To simply ask Hashem's limited compassion itself to arouse on our behalf His "unlimited and endless" compassion. This way there is always hope, no matter [...]

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Rebbe Nachman of Guadeloupe
Apr16

Rebbe Nachman of Guadeloupe

Walter Hilliger lives on a Caribbean island called Guadeloupe. Recently, he became interested in Rebbe Nachman and has begun studying Likutey Moharan. He was kind enough to allow us to interview him about what Rebbe Nachman’s teachings mean to him in this distant land. Where is Guadaloupe? Guadeloupe comprises two Caribbean islands in the Lesser [...]

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Blind with eyes wide open
Aug06

Blind with eyes wide open

Based on Likutey Moharan I:65 (the Torah I am currently learning and living) Riding the exercise bike in the garage, I noticed some movement under a shovel which had fallen over about 10 feet away. My blurry vision convinced my brain that the small moving object I kept seeing was a mouse peeking its head out [...]

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