Feel Joy

BRI’s NarrowBridge.Org sends out twice weekly inspiration providing a regular dose of hope, meaning and courage. These emails include small doses of Rebbe Nachman’s wisdom, enabling us to get through the week in a more spiritual way. 

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Rebbe Nachman of Breslov taught…

When a person’s voice thunders powerfully with holy words,
it affects his mind;
it affects his emotions
and straightens out his twisted heart.
Then he can feel joy in his observance of the mitzvoth.
(Likutei Moharan I.5)

 

 

 

What does this mean to me?

The custom among Breslover Chassidim is to read the words of the hagaddah aloud, in a voice like thunder, so that the heart is filled with awe of G-d. Rebbe Nachman taught that if we want holy sound to reverberate well within us, our minds and hearts must first be cleared of chametz—doubts and hesitations about G-d’s providence. When the internal space is cleared, the sounds of Torah and prayer affect us deeply and help us to change.

 

 

 

A prayer:

Oh, how I want to cry out to You,
G-d of strength…
Help me pray
with all my strength,
to raise my voice
in resounding supplication—
until my own prayers
strike my mind lke thunderclaps,
and refine the innermost recesses
of my heart.
(The Gentle Weapon, p. 25*)

We encourage hearing your feedback and may anonymously publish great remarks. Please send email to: yehudis.golshevsky@breslov.org

*“The Gentle Weapon: Prayers for Everyday and Not-So-Everyday Moments – Timeless Wisdom from the Teachings of the Hasidic Master, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov” by Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, Adapted by Moshe Mykoff & S.C. Mizrahi with the Breslov Research Institute, 1999.  Permission granted by Jewish Lights Publishing, Woodstock, VT, www.jewishlights.com.

Feedback:

What a JOY to get these inspiring words from the teachings of Rabbi Nachman. As a busy financial advisor, I just read this and then made a point to “just look at the sky today.” Keep them coming…
M.W.

 

 

 

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Author: Yehudis Golshevsky

Yehudis in her own words: When I first began learning Rebbe Nachman’s teachings with my husband and other teachers, I felt as though I had come home to the personal and vital relationship with G-d that I’d always sought. Today, a large part of my inspiration comes from helping other Jewish women discover their own spiritual potential through the meaningful teachings of Breslov Chassidut. Yehudis Golshevsky has been teaching Torah classes to women and working in Torah publishing for nearly twenty years. She’s a graduate of Yavne Teacher’s Seminary in Cleveland and holds a degree in Judaic Studies from SUNY at Buffalo. Currently, Yehudis is a contributor to Breslov.org and “Pathways”, the Breslov Research Institute’s weekly publication. Since 2006, she’s been taking women’s groups to Uman and other sites in Ukraine for prayer and study. Yehudis lives with her family in Jerusalem.

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