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
    Commented Jun 6, 2014 at 13:58
  • No. Just on that dsy r oddeser did not fast. He was feeling ill Commented Jun 6, 2014 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
    Commented Jun 6, 2014 at 17:24
  • @Mefaresh AFAIK he wasn't feeling ill, it was a bit more nuanced than that
    – jj2
    Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 21:19
  • nanach.org see this website if you can get past the slightly bad english
    – ezra
    Commented Dec 19, 2016 at 22:39

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