August 22, 2007

Going to the Tzaddik

Filed under: deep reflections — Reb Moshe @ 2:00 am

For some this concept is quite out there but for those who have been touched by a holy Rabbi, there is no thinking twice. Today, the most extreme travelors chasing after the dream of being close to the, ‘Rebbe’, has to be Breslover Chassidim.

In two weeks, flights will begin from every contenent in the world ariving in Ukraine for the holiday of Rosh Hashanah. Last year, 25,000 people made this pilgramige but it is the Breslover Chassidim that have sorta stole the light of this idea of going to ones Rebbe for the holiday.

This Yom Tov, it won’t be just Breslover Chassidim taking to the skies. For sure Breslovers will set an all time high record for flights to a Rebbe for a Yom Tov but Satmer, Beltzer, Bobov, Square, Pupa, and all the other Rebbe’s will find their Synagogoes packed with Jews from all over. This is because, since the time of the Baal Shem Tov, it became a regular practice to visit ones Rebbe for the holidays. After-all, it is he who guides the person in all spiritual matters and affairs. To be somewhere else, is, simply impossible.

As many of you know, my son will be in the hospital during Rosh Hashanah so I accepted this as coming from Hashem but today, I reminded myself of “Going to the Tzaddik”, and I cannot seem to imagine my world without this. Unfortunately, to pull it off this year would mean to bring all my other kids with me accross the world. Not only does this cost thousands but it isn’t easy. Still, my heart as a chassid wants to bring through this barrier so I will begin praying for my miricle.

For all those new to orthodoxy or chassidus, I ask you to think over this concept of being with your Rebbe for the holiday. Even the thought of it alone brings you purity of thought.

p.s. There are a ton of videos on Elul and Rosh Hashanah in Torahvideo Archives. Have a look:)


  1. Hashkocho Protis.

    There are many Keverim in Tzfas, how about visiting our Sages, Rebbe Nachman’s Rebbes and their Rebbes rebbes are buried in Tzfas!

    Comment by Asa Yitzchak — August 22, 2007 @ 5:13 am

  2. I really pray that Hashem gives you a big miracle and you are able to get to Uman. Is there no one who can help sponsor at least your children to get you there? I know they help to get first timers there.

    Comment by Yael Nehama — August 24, 2007 @ 4:03 am

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