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What’s Greater Than Wisdom?

“Each person must cast aside all of his sophisticated ideas and serve God in simplicity and innocence. For a person’s deeds should be greater than his wisdom.” —Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

To some, this is one of the most startling teachings in the Breslov panoply. Simplicity and innocence are not glamorous. And they don’t hold much appeal for a certain kind of brilliant person, the kind whose mind is a natural playground for intellectual hijinks.  Continue reading What’s Greater Than Wisdom?

Does Passover Have To Be Stressful?

1850ukr_pesahWhen I first learned to prepare for Passover, I was literally depressed by the time this most beautiful of holidays came around.

I followed a bunch of stringencies as I had been taught; secretly I likened the experience to being a slave in a modern version of Egypt, with no way out…until Passover had passed!

Yet, in my heart I knew: This is not the way Judaism was supposed to be.

Then I began to learn the teachings of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov. And everything changed.

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