Thursday, September 25, 2008

Posting Live on the Uman Drive - Part 4 - R' Levi Yitzchak

Part 1 here
We departed only moments ago from the Tzion of Rav Lavi Yitzchak of Bardichiev. I've had the good fortune of learning many of the Tzaddiks torahs with several of my chavrusahs including Chaim Freud and Benyomin Wolf. Reb Lavi Yitzchak ben Sara sahsa. Just saying that holy name is a segulah in an of itself. The heilga bardichiva was known to have such a lichtiga neshoma with such fire that he would jump right to the top of a table while screaming out loud "heliga tateh un himmel rebono she'll olam."

We drove through a beautiful old cemetery. This is like no other cemetery you've seen before. The matzevahs were all different sizes and shapes as my chavrusah Chaim said it looked like a beautiful haunted cemetery. We in fact passed areas that were filled with beautiful yellow and orange flowers. As we circled through the cemetery our van came to a complete stop in front of the tzion. Baruch Hashem there were other cars and vans filled with yidden all going to see the tzaddik. As we got off the van we could here the sounds of a violin playing beautiful chassidishe nigunim. As we entered the tzion we saw and heard the tiffilos of other yidden. We all began to say tehillim about 15 minutes in one of the yidden said ok all yidden kulam biyachad and we all said shema together. Then he said in hebrew of course that when you are near the tzaddik you have to be bisimcha so we all broke out in song and dance simcha gedolah leos bisimcha...... We tanced a rikud for at least 15 minutes I opted to continue to say tehillim infused by the sound of happy yidden singing, clapping and dancing. Kulam biyachad. Aye to be by so many holy places in one day what a zechus. May we all merit do dance together with all the tzaddikim and all yidden from all times un beias hamoshiach...... on to Breslov as the van presses on into the night on to visit the tzion of Rebbi Nosson the talmud muvhak of Rebbi Nachman. We hope to arrive local time 2:30 am.

Always be bisimcha. When a neshomah knows that it is in the presence of hashem it remains bisimcha always. Shivti bevais hashem kol yemei chayai.

Go to Part 5, arrival in Uman

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Anonymous said...

Wow. These are awesome. Thanks for shairng.

Menashe said...

Feh with kevorim. Af zaro bchayim, hu bachayim. A tzaddik continues to have an influence in the physical world after the demise of his levush. But it depends on hiskashrus btzadikim to awaken our neshama to serve Hashem bchayus. As is well known, certain tzadikim will be mchaye immediately after moshiach's coming, long before the "general resurrection." May we merit to see the Baal Shem Tov, the Maggid, and all his holy talmidim and their successors, again with us bashmius, with Moshiach at our head to lead us to Eretz Yisroel, well before Rosh Hashana!

Elokus is Everything, Everything is Elokus. Now go learn chassidus!