Rabbi Nachman of Breslov has brought us a new and unique path of connecting deeply to Torah truth. His beautiful wisdom has spread, and continues to spread throughout the entire world. Even in the most remote places you can find people from all walks of life who have somehow been greatly impacted by the wisdom of our teacher. Stickers of Breslov teachings fill the streets and schools, and Breslov Chassidim dance in the streets. But who is this Rabbi Nachman? How much do you really know about the great Kabbalist and saint who changed the face of Judaism?
Here is a list of FIVE facts about Rabbi Nachman you probably didn’t know:1
Rabbi Nachman is a direct descendant of David Hamelech from both sides of his family.
“His mother Faiga was a known prophetess by all the Tzaddikim of the time”
As a young boy Rabbi Nachman kept his devotions hidden from everyone, and would pretend to be a simpleton to the public.
“He would spend hours in seclusion speaking to God”
Rabbi Nachman said that he received Rosh Hashana as a present from Hashem; the present that he “knows” Rosh Hashana.
“My Rosh Hashana is above everything!”
After arriving to Israel Rabbi Nachman told his greatest student Rabbi Natan to remove most of the teachings he had written before that point.
“The impact of a few steps in the holiest place on earth”
During his lifetime Rabbi Nachman made a unique promise to any person that would come to his grave site in Uman.
No person before him or after has ever made such a bold promise like this one. As a result, people from all walks of life can be found making the voyage to Uman, to connect themselves to the Tzaddik.
“I will extend myself the length and breadth of creation for him”
These 5 interesting facts about Rabbi Nachman hopefully reveal a bit of his greatness. They were chosen from an endless sea of wisdom that he brought forth with his being and words. Traveling to Uman, connecting to the Tzaddik, learning his teachings, and speaking to Hashem are sure ways to connect to the endless depth that has not yet been revealed in this text 🙂
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