Rebbi Nachman of Breslav: The Land of Israel

Nov 5th, 2009 by Rabbi Simcha Weinberg in Spiritual Growth
In honor of the Yahrtzeit of Rav Yisrael Dov Ber Odesser, leader of Breslaver Chassidim (1888-1994). He is best known for revealing and teaching the Na Nach Nachma mantra. born in Tiverya to a family which for generations were Karliner Chassidim. Later a follower of Breslav, his revelation of the Na Nach Nachma mantra was rejected by mainstream Breslovers for many decades. In 1980, however, a group of baalei teshuva discovered him in an old-age home in Yerushalayimm and were attracted to his teachings:

1. As a result of dwelling in the land of Israel, God’s providence rests upon the entire world.

2. In accordance with our original Torah thoughts, so is there drawn to us an illumination from the holiness of the land of Israel.

3. As a result of our longing to come to the land of Israel, great amounts of income are drawn to us.

4. As a result of your giving to the poor of the land of Israel, our own money remains in our hand.

from Sefer Hamidot

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