Tefilin A Chassidic Discourse
Likutey Halachot, Hilchot Tefilin 5
Rabbi Nathan (1780-1844), outstanding disciple of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, was praised by his master as having the ability to explain even the profoundest Torah teachings to little Jewish children! In this brilliant discourse, Rabbi Nathan discusses the deeper meaning of practically every aspect of the Tefilin: the Torah portions, capsules, straps, knots, Rashi and Rabbenu Tam Tefilin, etc. Taking as his starting point Rebbe Nachman's story of the Blind Beggar, Rabbi Nathan step by step introduces us to fundamental Kabbalah principles, showing how the Tefilin are in fact an affirmation of unvanquishable vitality and renewal.
Chassidism teaches that the outer practices of Judaism are the "body"; in this discourse on Tefilin, Rabbi Nathan opens up the very inner soul itself.
- By Rabbi Nathan of Breslov
- Translated by: Avraham Greenbaum
- (121 Pages)Publisher: Breslov Research Institute, 1989