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Rebbe Nachman of Breslov taught…
Speech remains in exile until Pesach.
What does this mean to me?
|Before the exodus, the Jewish people was not only in the geographical state of Egypt-Mitzrayim, we were in the spiritual state of meitzar garon-the constriction of the throat. We were choked off and disconnected from G-d, and even when our suffering got so bad that something had to give, we could only “groan” and “cry” as the Torah describes. Crying out without words conveys pain, but it is not articulated prayer…and articulated communication with our Creator is what we are here for. When we were liberated from Egypt, we were given the chance to begin our face-to-face relationship with G-d as a nation.|
On Pesach, we spend all night talking, learning, singing G-d’s praises and praying to Him. This is what it means to be free.
G-d of life,
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*“The Gentle Weapon: Prayers for Everyday and Not-So-Everyday Moments – Timeless Wisdom from the Teachings of the Hasidic Master, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov” by Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, Adapted by Moshe Mykoff & S.C. Mizrahi with the Breslov Research Institute, 1999. Permission granted by Jewish Lights Publishing, Woodstock, VT, www.jewishlights.com.
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