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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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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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This comes from Tikunei Zohar Tikuna Asira'ah (here page 25b), in discussing numerical connections between the 5 knots on tzitzis and the 5 first words of Shema and the 5 strings on King David's lyre: וכד ישראל אמרין שמע ודאי מארי חיוון שמטין גדפייהו באן אתר בכנפי מצוה דאתמר בהון על ארבע כנפות כסותך אשר תכסה בה דאיהו כגוונא דמעיל האפוד דפעמונים ורמונים ...


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The source is the Zohar Pinchas 253b. There the Zohar says ואוף הכי דפרשין דמלכא הוו מארי משנה דאינון כמלאכים משמשין לון שדים יהודאי דאינון רשימין באות שדי (ס"א באת י') ואית שדין ומזיקין מסטרא דמסאבו דאתקריאו שדים עכו"ם וזה לעומת זה עשה האלקים ובגין דא אמרו מארי מתניתין דאינון ג' מינין מינייהו. חד מין דלהון כמלאכי השרת ומין תניינא כבני אדם ומין תליתאי ...


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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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The source of the Shulchan Aruch's ruling is the Talmud in Berachos 34b: אמר רב כהנא חציף עלי מאן דמצלי בבקתא R. Kahana said: I consider a man impertinent who prays in a valley.(Soncino translation) Tosafos there raises a question: The Torah states that Yitzchak went out to pray in the field! Tosafos's second answer is that the Talmud is only ...


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Just to clarify: one is causing a rift by going to the husband and saying your wife is wonderful!, while simultaneously going to the wife and saying your husband is awful!. The result is that he really wants her, while she really doesn't want him. That's a recipe for disaster.


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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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The only specific detail in nusach that I can think of for which the Rebbe made a particular point, was to say "melech yachid chei ha'olamim" in Yishtabach in order to mirror the text of "Baruch Sheamar." I suppose there are some other points in davening with a very strong attribution to the Baal Shem Tov (in whose house the Rebbe grew up) for which many ...


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ספר חיי מוהר”ן סימן תקנג. …כשראה (רבי נחמן מברסלב) את הספר הקדוש “נועם אלימלך” התפלא מאד ואמר: שקדושת מעלת הרב הקדוש רבי אלימלך ז”ל נשגבה למעלה למעלה ממה שנראה ומובן מתוך ספריו הקדושים הנ”ל. Sefer Chayey Moharan Ch. 553 When he (Rabbi Nachman of Breslov) saw the holy Book "Noam Elimelech", he was greatly enthused, and he said that “The ...


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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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Yes, one attaches oneself to G-d, but that is not in conflict with the comment of Rabbi Nachman. A better translation would be: Everyone needs to intend during their prayer, that he will bind himself to the Saints of the generation, because every Saint that is in the generation is the aspect of Moshe/Moshiach, like we find that the Saints call each other ...


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Yes, at least for some non-Lubavitch, non-Breslov people. The proof is from the myriad great Torah scholars who cannot reasonably be described as Lubavitch or Breslov but who quote their books. As just one example, Mishna B'rura extensively cites the Shulchan Aruch of the first Lubavitcher rebbe.


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There is ample evidence that Gedolei Yisroel "bothered" Hashem more than three times a day. First, there is the Gemara Berachos 28b and 54a (Mishna 9:1) that teaches we should say a tefila at every juncture of uncertainty throughout the day. Then there is the mitzvah to say 100 berachos per day. And on and on. Regarding hisbodedus specifically, the Mishna ...


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If I am not mistaken, the Breslovers tie their tzitizis using a triple loop. Similar to sfardi, but the sfardi method is a loop on every winding of the shammes string whereas the Breslovers method is every third. This method was not made up by R' Nachman, it was made up by the Arizal. (At least that's how the Ba'al haTanya understood it). The Breslovers ...


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Almost every Chasidic court will have most of its male Chasidim (and sometimes entire families) come to the Rebbe for Yom Tov. Belz has over 7,000 families, for example, most of which will try be in Kiryat Belz in Jerusalem for special days. (Source). My guess would be some 30,000 males converging there. While not a clear-cut case of Jewish communities ...


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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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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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Probably because, according to Breslov tradition, Rebbe Nachman's own kippah was of a similar style and color. Here is a photograph reputed to be of Rebbe Nachman's kippah: http://www.breslov.com/Gallery/pic232.jpg Note that many Breslovers wear a white kippah of that style, but without the "Na Nach" slogan. (The vast majority of Breslovers are not ...


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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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There are two parts in this sentence. May be that the combination of the two is the problem. "והולך אל האשה ומגנה את בעלה בעיניה". If he makes the beautifying more reciprocal: "והולך אל האשה ומייפה את בעלה בעיניה ", so all will be good. But our man is siding with woman and reinforces her to hate her husband, demonstrates a lack of empathy for the husband ...


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The proper balance of fear and joy is not a new discussion. See Talmud Brachos 30b for a discussion with the following famous quote expounding a verse in Tehilim: א''ר נחמן בר יצחק מהכא {תהילים ב-יא}  עבדו את ה' ביראה וגילו ברעדה מאי וגילו ברעדה א''ר אדא בר מתנא אמר רבה  במקום גילה שם תהא רעדה The fact that Chassidim in general arguably chose to ...


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R' Nachman could have been inclined to the Raavad's opinion that sins committed against God may be publicized so the person experiences humiliation. (See Lechem Mishneh Teshuvah 2:5 justifying the opinion of Raavad.) Possibly more in line with R' Nachman's description of confessing to a rabbi is the instruction of Sefer Hasidim (§21) that that which the ...


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As you can see in the below images, a search for the word "Elimelech" (אלימלך) in Likutei Moharan did not produce any results. For an alternative source for this claim, see the other answer.


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Ezra and his generation of Anshei Keneses haGdolah tried to put in place legislation requiring a man to go to the miqvah the morning after relations, "so that he should not copulate like a rooster". I don't know if this was an estimate of the right level of annoyance the next morning, or so that the man who did overdue it would pay a social penalty because ...


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This discussion centers around the mishna in avos towards the end of chapter two (either mishna 12 or 17, depending on your print) "all your deeds should be lishem shomayim". Rambam offers two different approaches between his pirush on the mishna and in his shmona perakim, which is echoed in the two different approaches in the shulchan aruch brought in ...


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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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