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Thursday, 27 January 2011 13:48

taking charge, going forward

art-batteryOne must be so stubborn so as to overcome all the impediments that stand in the way of making a decision." -- Rabbi M.M. Lefin of Satanov, Cheshbon HaNefesh

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Sunday, 12 December 2010 12:11

the narrow bridge

KOL HA'OLAM KULO
GESHER TSAR ME'OD 

THE WHOLE WORLD
IS A NARROW BRIDGE

Kol Ha'olam kulo
Gesher Tsar me'od
Gesher Tsar me'od
Gesher Tsar me'od

The whole world
is a very narrow bridge
a very narrow bridge
a very narrow bridge

Kol Ha'olam kulo
Gesher Tsar me'od
Gesher Tsar me'od.
The whole world
is a very narrow bridge
A very narrow bridge.
Veha'ikar - veha'ikar
Lo lefached -
lo lefached klal.
And the main thing to recall
is not to be afraid
not to be afraid at all.
Veha'ikar - veha'ikar
lo lefached klal.
And the main thing to recall
is not to be afraid at all.

art-treebridgeThese words, by Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav, have been made into a song which many sing around the table or campfire as inspiration. While it makes a nice song, the depth and comfort these words bring are very much in step with the middah of calmness.

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