Never Give Up!

Hold On! Never Give Up
Meshivat Nefesh #37

Rebbe Nachman taught:

“Even if a person fell very far, God forbid, and finds himself in the lowest pit of hell…even so, he still has great hope by virtue of the truly great tzaddik. Because it’s that caliber of tzaddik who is able to derive spiritual vitality from absolutely any place or circumstance. And that means that the tzaddik has paved the way for even the person who has fallen deeply to hang on even there, to know that he too can return to God.

“The main thing is, ‘I cried out to God from the depths of hell,’ as Yonah the prophet said. From down in the depths of hell, he has to scream and scream, and not give up on himself. He must keep on pleading to return…until God looks upon him from heaven and answers him.”
(Based on Likutey Moharan II:78)

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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