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I seem to remember reading somewhere in Chayei Moharan where Rebbe Nachman of Breslov said:

"Had I known the power of dancing and clapping, I would not have fasted so much in my youth."

Does anyone know where this quote is located, if it exists at all?

  • Sounds like he's advocating what Rambam recommends, getting aerobic exercise every day before eating, instead of fasting. (Mishnah Torah, De'ot, Chap.4:2) – Yaacov Deane Sep 19 '17 at 17:31
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    Sure the quote is about dance and clap, not prayer? – Oliver Sep 19 '17 at 17:47
  • Related judaism.stackexchange.com/q/83027/5120 – hazoriz Sep 20 '17 at 2:49
  • He said it about Hidbodedut - personal prayer, like @Oliver said. – Daniel Dec 6 '17 at 16:36
  • @Daniel So if he said it about Hisbodedus, then why don't you find the source and post it up here as an answer. – ezra Dec 6 '17 at 17:24

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