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I appreciate your dilemma. If the novelty of the approach is what is stirring you today, when it does become familiar and regular to you, no matter what approach it is, it will become boring and uninspiring. There are certain universal principles for growth that you will find in any legitimate approach that can keep the words of Torah "as fresh as the day we ...


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Likutei Moharan II 48: וְדַע, שֶׁהָאָדָם צָרִיך לַעֲבר עַל גֶּשֶׁר צַר מְאד מְאד וְהַכְּלָל וְהָעִקָּר שֶׁלּא יִתְפַּחֵד כְּלָל‏ According to Wikipedia, the song adaptation was composed by Boruch Chait of The Rabbi's Sons. Likutei Moharan II 24: מִצְוָה גְּדוֹלָה לִהְיוֹת בְּשִׂמְחָה תָּמִיד


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Yours should be a journey of discovery, not simple menu selection. With time and investigation, you will find which of the two options you gravitate towards. I would recommend spending some time with each group (not concurrently), learning the respective Chassidus of each, experiencing how the Chassidim interact among themselves and with others outside of ...


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Breslever chasidim leave E"Y to be by our rebbe at Rosh Hashana because he said to come, end of story. Not all Breslevers go - one of the great leaders of Breslev today, R' Elazar Kenig shlita, hosts a gathering in Meron for those who are unable to go. There is no specific issur in Uman. The issues of kivrei tzadikim and leaving E"Y in general are complex ...


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Those that go to Uman - go because they believe that Rabbi Nachman promised that if you come and pray at his grave on Rosh HaShana he will make sure that you have a good year. Many Rabanim are against this (Harav Ovadia Yosef amongst them). Woman do not go on Rosh HaShana both for Tznius and practical reasons (someone has to take care of the family). ...


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The Rebbe did not state that anyone who comes to his grave and prays will be granted a good year. He made a promise that anyone who travels to his grave, recites the Tikkun K'lali, donates at least a couple pennies to charity in his name, and, perhaps most importantly, take it upon himeself to leave his errant and foolish ways, then the Rebbe will do ...


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First ascertain for yourself what exactly caused you to grow disillusioned with your previous path. You may have already rationalized this, but it might deserve another look. If there are underlying issues behind it, you'll solve nothing by moving along to another path. Spend some time thinking about your life. Get in touch with your emotions and try to ...


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Na Nach Breslovers (as opposed to all breslovers) chant this "song" based off a story that a letter fell from heaven, this letter was found by R Yisroel Ber Odesser. The letters contents said: "It was very difficult for me to come down to you my precious student to tell you that I had pleasure very much from your devotion and upon you I said my fire will ...


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You're not alone. I read (need to find where) about a large number of young people (especially in Israel) whose ideology is known as "Chavakuk" -- a combination of Chabad, Breslov, and Rav Kook.


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identifying yourself with one group doesn't mean you have to abandon the other or change your customs, first of all don't change your family custom, also even someone who strongly identifies himself with one group doesn't mean he can't leran from other, I have sepharadi friends who doesn't identify themselves with habad but learn tania, I see sepharadim who ...


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Many lost souls end up in Chevron and are very happy there.


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Regarding the first quote "The whole world is a very narrow bridge..." I can only find "A man must traverse a very narrow bridge...". Perhaps the songwriter wrote the song based on those words which are attributed to Rabbi Nachman. Regarding "It is a great mitzvah to be happy constantly". This is mentioned in Likuteh Morahan Tinyana 24 מצוה גדולה להיות ...


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Here with Nikud http://www.alonolam.com/tikun_haklali.htm


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http://www.briskodesh.org/PDF/tikkun-intro.pdf That website has the psalms too. The typeface isn't good. The original text is on the Breslover site which doesn't have niqudot. (Found looking for Tikkun Olam of Rebbe Nachman)


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Thank you for sharing honestly your perception of one of the most important questions in our generation: "How can I determine who my Rabbi is?" In 1989, when I posed this question to the Rosh Yeshiva of the Breslov Yeshiva in Meah Shaarim, Rav Michel Dorfman z"l (born in the Ukraine in 1913) he answered: "I don't know who your Rabbi is, but I can tell you ...


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The OYW app has a bunch of them. (iPhone|Android|Web Browser), and http://breslev.eip.co.il/ has a couple of them.


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You might find yourself in Tzefas (Safed). There are many Hasidic-Fusion types there as well.


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For all interested, I've typeset the entire thing to make it a bit easier on the eyes. I used the text available at alonolam.com/tikun_haklali.htm and simply made it look a lot better. If anyone would like to proof-read it, it's available at myorthodoxlife.com/sefer/tikkunhaklali/. I'd like to improve it in a few ways still, such as removing the nikkud ...


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Personally I would suggest looking into Rav Morgenshtern. As in this sample here, he blends Breslov and Chabad Chassidus with his own encylopedic knowledge of Kabbalah quite well. I don't see why either branch of Chassidus has to be exclusive of the other, as they are both expounding on the teachings of the Besht in their own way. Further it could be well ...


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It says very clearly in the zohar that there is no issur of speaking to a dead tzadik auviously it must be a real tzadik wich he undoubtedly was. if a breslover didnt go on rh that would be a lack of emuna in the words of the tremendous tzadik.


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I'm not aware that the Rebbe really encouraged his followers to go to his kever on Rosh HaShanna. This custom probably began when Rebbe Nachman's chassidim started visiting Uman after his petira. They continued to go there for the same reasons that other Chassidim like to be by their Rebbes. As stated by others, the Rebbe himself stated that he would go to ...



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