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R. Menachem Mendel of Kotzk

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R. Menachem Mendel of Kotzk: 1787-1859; a Chassidic Rebbe, forbearer of the Gur dynasty, lived in Kotzk, Austrian Galicia
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Rabbi Menachem Mendel was a legendary, reclusive and acerbic leader of Polish Chassidic Jewry.
In order to conquer and affect the world around us we must first move inwards...
You have to admire that guy. One plague, two plagues, they just kept coming... But he stayed the course
1859
Passing of Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kotzk (1787-1859), renowned Chassidic leader, and forerunner of the Ger chassidic dynasty and others. Link: An Inward Focus
The year that followed was truly a year of miracles, not the least of which was a visit by Elijah the Prophet
When I was newly married and living with my in-laws in Kotzk, I fell ill to the point of no return. The family sent word to my father in Biala that he should come immediately.
I had written the quote on its own page, for I must have intrinsically felt its importance. It read: “There is nothing so whole as a broken heart...”
Kabbalah teaches there are four layers of consciousness through which we ascend.
Kabbalah teaches there are four layers of consciousness through which we ascend.
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