Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Likutei Etzot PDF Download Version 3

Here's the link, it includes an updated glossary of terms at the end. Here's the list of topics already translated:

Brit Kodesh


Desire and Yearning
Dispute and Discord
Divine Perceptions




Holy Days of HaShem:
      Rosh Hodesh
      The Three Pilgrimages
      Nisan and Passover
      `Omer and Shavu`ot
      Between the Straits
      Month of Elul
      Rosh HaShana
      Day of Atonement






Pride and Humility

Shame and Brazenness
Speech (incomplete)

Truth and Faith

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Likutei Etzot PDF Download Version 2

This is the latest version of Likutei Etzot, R' Nahman's practical advice, extracted from his teachings from Likutei Moharan and Sihot HaRan. Click here for the free PDF download. I began translating it according to the Hebrew alphabetical order that it is written in, but I've been continuing the translation according to English alphabetical order. Here's a list of the topics in the PDF:


-Brit Kodesh


-Desire and Yearning
-Dispute and Discord


-Hitbodedut (incomplete)


-Land of Israel

-Pride and Humility

-Shame and Brazenness
-Speech (incomplete)

-Truth and Faith

There are several more topics to go, and I'm determined to finish translating them all very quickly, directly into the PDF instead of on this blog.

Please help spread Rebbe Nahman's advice which is the most needed thing in this world at this time. Spread it across the entire universe.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Another 'Coincidence'

I recently began re-learning hil. Isurei Bi'a in Mishne Torah. I covered the chapters there about the laws of nida. I finished last week, and on Shabbat I randomly opened up to Torah 30 in Liquttei Moharan ("LM"), which I went through twice during Shabbat. Then, the next day, I opened up Liqutei Halakhoth ("LH") (concepts from R' Nahhman's teachings, mainly from LM, explained regarding halakha). As I opened LH to the section covering the laws of nida - lo and behold it began quoting Torah 70 of LM, the Torah I'd just happened to open to on Shabbat.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Is the Torah Fair to Women?

I hate to mention the beliefs of apiqorsim, since there is a general prohibition of even mentioning their words even in jest. However, some points just need to be addressed directly.

There is a huge wave of heresy that has attacked the Jewish people, and we see more real (spiritual) casualties from this than from anything else.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Everything About Everything

In parashath Paqudhei, the final parasha of Shemoth, Midrash Raba comments on the beginning of the parasha where the word 'mishkan' is doubled. It states, basically, that the Mishkan is related to the word 'mashkon', meaning a pledge or a loan. Thus as it's written in the Torah "mishkan, mishkan" and the Sages in M"R state to read it "mishkan, mashkon".

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Is Breslov For You?

I've been gone awhile, and I'll be back soon. In the meantime, here is a video I made with a pretty decent text-to-speech app. I'm thinking of making more like this, on various topics.

As always, if you like it, share it.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Hanuka and Oil

What Was the Miracle?

Many think that the miracle of Hanuka was having one day's oil last eight. The main miracle of the oil was the great military victory HaShem gave to Israel over the Greeks. How is that a miracle of oil, you might ask? Because an 'ish shemen', that is, an 'oil man', means a warrior.

Having a hard time believing this is the main miracle? Take a look at '`al hanisim' that we add in our prayers during Hanuka. What does it say there? It thanks HaShem for the military victory, the giving over of the wicked, militarily strong, and impure Greeks into the hands of the righteous, militarily small, and pure Jews - and that's it. No mention of the oil lasting eight days, which is minor and secondary.