The Wellsprings of Salvation

Rebbe Nachman of Breslov taught…
Reb Nosson wrote: “‘Draw water in joy from the wellsprings of salvation’—all of the words of Rebbe Nachman are truly wellsprings of salvation; they are a well that never runs dry… His guidance and life-saving advice will never run out. No matter what happens, you can always draw strength from his words, because they illuminate for us our Creator’s greatness and His abundant lovingkindness and mercy, which is the world’s salvation.”
(Healing Leaves, p. 110)

 

What does this mean to me?
The point that I feel so deeply in this letter that Reb Nosson wrote to his son is that the power of the teachings of the tzaddik lies in the way in which they help us to perceive G-d’s greatness. It isn’t enough for Torah teachings to highlight the wisdom or righteousness of the teacher; they have to illuminate G-d’s greatness and His love and mercy for us so that we can feel the G-dly vitality that we so desperately need.

A prayer:
May my thoughts stream always toward
The perception of the Infinite Light…
Awaken Your mercies upon us
And hasten the final redemption.
Restore us from our state of devastation and ruin
And rebuild Your holy Temple.
Repair all the palaces of holiness,
Both the physical and the spiritual,
And cause us to feel gladness always.

(The Flame of the Heart, p. 105)

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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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