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Concepts in Chassidic Philosophy

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Having the right focus
We are grownups, busy, efficient and productive, with many important lists on our planners. It’s hard for big people to enter that magical space, where time is suspended and birds are chirping...
"Sixty-two years have now passed," related Reb Pesach, "since I was privileged to hear from the Rebbe, your grandfather, that Shema is Yisrael..."
Late one night, there was a knock on his door. On his threshold stood an old man with a long white beard and a countenance as radiant as the heavens
“Fundraising for bribes?” objected Rabbi Baruch. “Surely the matter can be dealt with in a more elevated way. Could you not teach our Jews the ‘echad’ of my holy grandfather?”
The Rebbe sat in a state of d'veikut for a long while. Then lifted his head and said with great feeling: "You speak of all that you need. But you say nothing of what you are are needed for"
"It seems," the horses surmised, "that we are not men after all, but angels, who do not partake of earthly food at all"
When two Jews get together and one tells the other what ails his heart, the result is two G‑dly souls taking on a single animal soul.
The Rabbi found it hard to believe that Anschel Moses might be a thief. Perhaps he had merely borrowed the money...
In the wee hours of a sleepless night, Eli thought of the Rebbe.
"You are a spy for Russia!" thundered Napoleon, and placed his hand upon my chest to feel the pounding heart of a man exposed
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