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Na nach nachma nachman meuman is how the song goes. Is there a meaning behind the song other than than Nachman is from Uman? What is reason given for singing this song? Why do some feel such a strong need to publicize it?

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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 burn until Messiah is coming be strong and courageous in your devotion Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman And with this I will reveal to you a secret and it is: Full and heaped up from one extreme to another extreme And with the strengthening of your devotion you will understand it and a sign The 17th of Tammuz they will say that you don't fast". (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Na_Nach_Nachma_Nachman_Meuman)

Breslovers sing this with the belief that this "song" hastens the redemption. This song also aides meditation.

"Fragment of a hand-written letter in Hebrew

  • so they don't fast on the 17th of tammuz? – Dude Jun 6 '14 at 13:58
  • No. Just on that dsy r oddeser did not fast. He was feeling ill – Shoel U'Meishiv Jun 6 '14 at 15:38
  • ok that makes more sense. other than this letter which doesn't give much information other than the source and what singing this might accomplish are there any sources or anyone who discusses further why singing this has any connection to the geula? – Dude Jun 6 '14 at 17:24
  • @Mefaresh AFAIK he wasn't feeling ill, it was a bit more nuanced than that – jj2 Mar 16 '16 at 21:19
  • nanach.org see this website if you can get past the slightly bad english – ezra Dec 19 '16 at 22:39

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