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Monday, September 07, 2020

VAYECHI! - The Baal Shem Tov's Spiritual Revolution

Tonight and tomorrow are known as "Chai Elul", the birthday of the Baal Shem Tov. Today, 322 years after this exalted soul descended to illuminate our world, his revolution is reaching a fever pitch.

A MOVEMENT FOR THE SOUL OF OUR TRADITION

In the year 1806, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov began his most famous tale with the words, "Along a journey, I told a story." This legendary tale, "The Lost Princess," tells of the long, tumultuous, and ultimately glorious journey of a viceroy who has devoted his life to locating a princess abducted from her father's palace and returning her home.

The princess represents the soulfulness, faith, passion, inwardness, joy, and wonder of youth that have become lost over time in the murkiness of the modern experience. The viceroy represents you and me, wandering souls on a mission to reclaim the passion of youth. We have set our eyes on a life that is filled with wonder, illumination, and excitement. We long for an avodas Hashem that is bursting with a tangible feeling of closeness with our Creator. Indeed, we are all searching for the princess, the soul of life, each in our own way.

Founded upon twenty-five core principles upon extracted from from “The Story of Our Lives”, R’ Yaakov Klein’s upcoming book on the “The Lost Princess”,  the Lost Princess Initiative provides a compass for this essential search, using the life-changing teachings of our greatest tzaddikim to guide us toward our goal.

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