The Baal Shem Tov is the father and founder of Chassidic teachings and philosophy within Judaism. Throughout the many centuries since he brought his revolutionary and insightful wisdom, The world has benefited very much from his teachings on love and happiness.
In Elul/September of 1734 he went public with his teachings of "love every person" and the importance of being happy in every circumstance which we find ourselves.
With the Baal Shem Tov's fame growing quickly during those days, so did his many followers. Many of these followers emphasized certain teachings which they felt were important for their particular Jewish community simply because his instruction was so universal and applicable to everyone.
The followers of the Baal Shem Tov flowed forth into all the Chassidim of today! Through the ages of history many of these followers grew into Chassidic dynasties such as the Belz dynasty, the Sanz dynasty, Lubavitch Chabad congregations, the Bobov dynasty,the Satmar dynasty, the Karlin dynasty, the Breslovers, and the Skver dynasty, just to name a few.
I invite you to walk these paths with us!
This year Chani Mandel has expanded her teaching to two different platforms.
By way of your computer:
Click on "Search of Rabbis"
Search for "Mandel." Click on "Rebbetzin Chana Mandel."
Choose from a Folder or Listen to the Audio of your choice.
By way of your Israel phone:
* 6761 | 03-6171111
This site also has various international phone numbers, subject to charge
An alternative phone access is Rebbetzin Ziporah Feldman's Breslov Phone Center:
Dial in Israel: 02 6633554
Press 311 for her English shiurim
Press 65 for Chani's Hebrew shiurim
Rabbi Nachman: There Are No Obstacles in Getting Close to Hashem
February 2, 2021
This is the era of Malchut. We are the light which rides upon the thick dust which is kicked up by "the heels of Moshiach."
Within this dust storm we learn bitul/humility and patience as Hashem teaches us daily. As Chani tells us in the story of the gemstones, the dirt is the ground (Malchut) upon which Abraham and our fathers walked upon. Within this dust and dirt are "the branches of My planting; the work of My hands, in which I take pride."
It is our emunah
and trust in the Planter Who shows us repeatedly that "Good can only come
from Good." As Chani says "When we daven with our entire being we
change our level of emunah." Now we are on a different level and we can
see just a little bit better that "Only Good can come from Good."Gamzu l'tova."
The growth of this planting is inevitable. Even on our recent Tu b’Shevat we gave heartfelt thanks to Hashem for His tremendous blessings of the trees. Now that we have stepped away from this day a bit, we can see that a lot of patience and emunah is necessary. How do we achieve this new level? These attributes come by way of our heartfelt davening. "There are no obstacles in prayer or thought."
We should continue to pray with inner strength for our families, for our teachers, and especially for each other, to become strong branches which can withstand the tumultuous winds of these times. Our eyes stay firmly upon the One who Plants and rejoices with us "in His works."
Simple Prayers Saves Lives