Seeing Our Good Points!

Hold On! Personal Sanctuary
Meshivat Nefesh #48

Rebbe Nachman taught:

The Mishkan and the Beit Hamikdash were built out of the individual good-will offerings of the Jewish people. Some brought gold, some silver, some brought precious stones and some fabric. Rebbe Nachman explains that the Sanctuary—the place of prayer—is literally built from the good points within each of us, in all of their variations and hues.

Reb Nosson added that when we do this essential work of seeking out and connecting with our own good points, we draw into ourselves and the world all of the spiritual rectification that it was possible to achieve through the Beit Hamikdash when it stood—the service of the kohanim, the songs of the levi’im, the prayers of the Jewish people…and the offerings and the incense. The power of the Sanctuary is within me…if I’ll only seek it out.

Master of the universe,
Help me to discover
the beautiful and colorful,
precious and irreplaceable 
good points that are within me.
With them, I’ll be able to build
a holy Temple to serve You
and within which You can dwell.
 (Hilchot Hashkamat HaBoker 1:8)

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 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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  1. Yehudis Golshefsky is an inspiration ! A wonderful teacher and person .Who really cares about people

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