|Rebbe Nachman of Breslov taught…|
“No matter how far you’ve strayed, returning to G-d is always possible.
|What does this mean to me?|
|“Never despair!” was Rebbe Nachman’s clarion call to our generation. Looking ahead to a time when the Jewish world would suffer from spiritual malaise and what seem to be insurmountable obstacles to fulfilling our spiritual potential and destiny, he offered “the remedy before the illness.” Despair is a human failing, and its underlying assumption is that since the solution is mine to devise and carry out, when I am stuck deep in a hole there is just no hope. Rebbe Nachman taught that, quite the contrary—the solution and its implementation is produced hand in hand with G-d, and even if I am in the hole, G-d is never limited. With Him, everything is possible.|
“G-d, You’ve given me
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*“The Empty Chair: Finding Hope and Joy – Timeless Wisdom from a Hasidic Master, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov” by Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, Adapted by Moshe Mykoff and The Breslov Research Institute, 1994. Permission granted by Jewish Lights Publishing, Woodstock, VT, www.jewishlights.com.
*“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.