Historically, the main
topics of Rabbi Nachman of Breslev have been picked off as beads in a very
"This book will revolutionize the world."
"Then, the world will be entirely new" (Rabbi Israel Ber Odesser)
OF FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN A "HASSID" AND THE PRESIDENT:
Circumstances of the meeting
Israel: Tiberiade - Tou Bishvat 5717 (year: 1957) Midnight.
president of the state of Israel Zalman Chazar, lost in his thoughts,
and escorted with his bodyguard, walked in the night. Suddenly he discerned
touching prayers that tear the sky, blurting from a fervent heart of a Jew.
He comes closer, enters into the Yeshiva
of the Rabbi Meir Baal Haness where the supplication rise, it is the meeting
between the "Hassid" and the president.
Quickly, the President Zalman Chazar understands the greatness of this unknown "Hassid", Israel Ber Odesser. His true and deep subjects amaze him. He is very touched by the prayers he heard.
The president Zalman Chazar is touched in his soul. He foresees the spiritual depth between himself and the "Hassid". He realizes the distance that separates them. He implores Rabbi Israel Ber not to abandon him but to help him, even by sacrificing his soul (Messirut Nefesh.)
Rabbi Israel Ber complies with his request, and decides to support him with dedication and maximum efforts, knowing that his return toward God will be for him a beginning of a real friendship.
Publication of Rabbi Israel Ber's letters to the President Zalman Chazar
THANKS TO HIS CONVERSATIONS WITH RABBI ISRAEL BER AND HIS LETTERS, PRESIDENT ZALMAN CHAZAR REALIZES THE PROGRES ACCOMPLISHED DURING HIS SPIRITUAL REQUEST. HE WANTS MOST PEOPLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT SPIRIT, AND AT THE SAME TIME TO PUBLISH RABBI ISRAEL BER'S TEACHING. IN 1969, HE TOOK THE INITIATIVE TO PUBLISH, FOR THE FIRST TIME, RABBI ISRAEL BER'S LETTERS UNDER THE TITLE "IBE HANANAL" (HEBREW ACROSTIC OF ISRAEL BER ODESSER.)
twenty years later, Rabbi Israel Ber's students enriched the first publishing
with additional letters found in personal papers of Rabbi Israel Ber.
Two volumes have been published, and reprinted multiples times; it became a bestseller in Israel and translated to French under the title: "Listening at the stream".
GENERAL ANALYSIS OF THE LETTERS
It is a general
review of Rabbi Nachman of Breslev's teachings, presented in a few simple
lines that are brilliant and affected of truth.
Words that touch.
They are judicious incentive, a definition of true goals of the life and how to reach them. It is a statement of true priorities, advises, courage.
Words that hill.
It is a panoramic digest of the Rabbi Nachman of Breslev's work, an accessible compilation of the highest life's ideas of the Judaism; exposed in clear terms.
Words that are remembered.
All this is covered with details of the personal lives of the two protagonists, which make the ideas and the topics very exciting.
Words that live.
RECIPIENTS OF LETTERS :
Those letters have a universal reaching for all those who are looking to improve themselves, and make their lives happier and more accomplished. It is a short way to familiarize with the key messages of the Judaism under the light of the teachings of Rabbi Nachman of Breslev, which his merit protects us. God blesses him.
EVIL FALLS BEFORE THE TZADDIK
JOY OF KNOWING THE TZADDIK (THE)
KING'S SON AND WISDOM (THE)
LET US GUARD OUR LOVE
LIGHT OF THE TZADDIK (THE)
LIMIT OF ISRAEL'S HOLINESS (THE)
MASTER OF PRAYER (THE)
MERIT OF THE TZADDIK SHOULD CURE YOU (THE)
MESSIAH WILL REVEAL THE TZADDIK (THE)
MIRACLES OF G*D (THE)
MY G*D, HELP US !
NEED FOR THE GREATEST REBBE (THE)
NULLIFICATION OF THE MIND
OBSTACLES TO APPROACHING THE TZADDIK (THE)
OUR LIGHT IN THE NIGHT
PASSING OF MY VIRTUOUS WIFE (THE)
PASSOVER SEDER (THE)
POINT OF TRUTH (THE)
POWER OF PRAYER (THE)
PRAISE OF THE TZADDIK
PUBLICIZE THE NAME OF THE TZADDIK
QUALITIES OF ERETZ YISROEL (THE)
RECOGNIZE THAT G*D IS THE CREATOR
REJECT APPEARANCES AND NULLIFY THE MIND
REPENTANCE IS ALWAYS POSSIBLE
RETURN OF THE KING'S SON (THE)
REVELATION OF THE TZADDIK'S LIGHT
ROSH HASHANAH WITH THE TZADDIK
SEARCH FOR THE TRUE TZADDIK (THE)
SERVE G*D WITH FAITH AND HONESTY
WHO GREATLY LOVES HIS FATHER (THE)
ALL EVIL FALLS BEFORE THE TZADDIK
With G*d's Help
The Night of the 13th of Shevat 5721
My dear heart, Mr. Zalman Shazar, venerable and pleasant, great peace.
How very wondrous is your love to me, how very sweet are your words to me, and how much you have vitalized me with you pleasant words, my beloved brother. I have seen that, thanks to G*d, the words of our Teacher, may his memory be for a blessing, are making such an impression on your delightful heart, and are vitalizing and restoring your soul greatly. Hope to Hashem that He will increase His kindness with you to grant you success and to make good your end from your beginning. Be strong and brave, my dear one, to make yourself happy with all your strength at all times, with all the words that we have received from the source of wisdom, both in the good points, and in that we have merited to know of such a light of lights. And in that "He did not make me a gentile." For happiness is a cure to all sorts of illnesses. Especially that there is already in the world the strength of the Tzaddik, the Beggar who was without hands, who cures the Princess, who is the aspect of the generalization of all the souls of Israel, with ten types of song! Accustom yourself every day to deepen your sharp and logical mind in the powerful kindness and awesome salvation that the Master of wonders has done with us and with all our People Israel also in these our days.
And He has sent us the True Tzaddik, complete in the essence of perfection, who has no perfection beyond him. Who is completely clean of sin. Who has not the slightest defect, even to the tiniest degree, even a hairsbreadth. Who draws in and reveals the free lovingkindness that sustained the world before the Giving of the Torah. Through which is the main sustainence of the world even now, at a time when the world is distant from the Torah. For he finds the Blessed Lifeforce even in the places distant from the Torah. And all the evil in the world is pushed away and falls before him. And through this he gives life to all the simple people in the world. And even the gentile nations of the world and all the distant ones, who are lying in the pit of hell! The Tzaddik is himself an aspect of the hidden kindness mentioned above, who can sustain the world always, even if the world is distant as they are distant.
Seeking peace with love and yearning.
ALL THE PEOPLES WILL RETURN TO G*D
Happy are you, for whom Hashem has done such great and awesome things.
Pleasant one of my heart and my life, whom Hashem has raised up and elevated to the highest Heavens, in order to merit him to the highest level, after which there is no level, that he magnify and sanctify in all the worlds the name of the Tzaddik, the faithful Shepard and true Merciful One, who gathers together all the alienated and lost from all the places that they have wandered to, and brings them under the wings of the Divine Presence [Shechina]. Happy are you that you have merited to this. May Hashem lengthen your days and shine into your heart the bright supremely hidden light of the ancient hidden Torah. The Tzaddik whom Hashem our G*d has sent to revitalize us in these our generations more than in his own life, to redeem us with an eternal redemption after which there is no exile.
One who is sad should give a present to the Tzaddik frequently. Through sadness a person becomes weak. One who is sad brings upon himself suffering, and by ruining happiness sicknesses come upon him. One who is not sad and always is happy certainly will be elevated. Drawing close to the Tzaddik gives happiness to the heart.
When you see that people act brazenly against the Tzaddik, know that certainly great wars will be aroused against that country. At night if you feel fear at the time of sleep, do not travel by day.
When people forget Hashem Yisborach and do not depend upon Him, this causes them to fear the gentiles. When Israel are united, the gentiles are afraid of them.
By taking advice from the Tzaddik, through this you will merit salvation. Through sadness comes disgrace. Happy are you that Hashem has done for you such great and awesome things. Hashem has lifted you up and elevated you to the highest Heavens, in order to merit you to the essence of the highest level, after which there is no level, that you lift up and magnify and make powerful with a very loud voice in all the worlds the name of the Tzaddik, the True King, who will conquer the whole world without a war at all, only through the sea of awesome wisdom that he reveals with his quill, through which he shines and draws the Divinity and Kingdom of the Blessed One to all the inhabitants of the world. And all of them, all of the peoples of the world, will come and convert and will accept Judaism and will give Hashem the crown of the kingdom. Until even all the most distant, all the peoples in the world, will come and convert and give to Hashem the crown of the kingdom, and all will accept the yoke of His kingdom to serve Him as one unity.
A PLACE FOR MY DIVINE SERVICE
With G*d's Help
7 Nissan 5732
To the honorable President of Israel, the crown of my head, who has crowned his head with the crown of Truth, Mr. Sh. Z. Shazar, whom Hashem has chosen from all Israel, and has awakened his spirit and inflamed his heart like a burning fire, to spark and to ignite the hearts of Israel to the Flowing Spring, in whose great power all Israel will be rectified in perfection and all will be transformed to Hashem Yisborach. Even the totally distant will know Hashem and will give Him the crown of the kingdom. Peace and true life, long life.
All the days of my life will not suffice to praise and to exalt and to sing to Hashem about the greatly awesome kindness and the wonders that you have done with me, that you gave me true grace and love of truth and great mercy in your warm and pleasant heart. To stand at my assistance and to fight for me, with personal danger, the strong war against the Member of Parliament, M. Porush. Until Hashem aided you to subdue him. So that I shall have a holy abode to perform there the Divine service: Torah-study, prayer, and hisbodedus and dialogue between myself and my Maker. And now, after all the good and this awesome kindness that you did for me, I shall honor and rejoice you with good news and a blessing of congratulations for the new salvation, the great wonder, that was born to us in Tiberias on the night of Purim, before the reading of the Megillah [Scroll of Esther]. For the chief Rabbi of Tiberias, the Sage Meir Veknin, fufilled your request and your will completely and with a happy heart. He called me to his home and honored me exceptionally. And he said to me: "Know that I am giving you a gift for all the days of your life. The nicest and most beautiful room, on the third floor, in the new building of the Yeshiva at the Tomb of the Holy Tanniac Sage, Rebbe Meir Ba'al Haness [a colleague of Rebbe Akiva]. Also a bed and a new mattress and a bookcase." And he blessed the honorable President, may his glory increase, with great arousal and enthusiasm, that he helped him merit to this [to provide this room]. And he said the verse: "Happy is the People who have thus," that they have a President with such a precious and lovely soul.
Who can retell and describe the great wonder and the outstanding value of this lovely and nice mitzvah, through which the honor of Hashem has been magnified and endeared? And Hashem Yisborach has received from it awesome delights and contentment in all the worlds. If you only had come to the world just for this, it would have been enough. This amazing thing has been made known and publicized and has made a great commotion throughout the city of Tiberias, and all are praising and are amazed and are blessing the honorable President, may his glory increase, with all their heart and soul. Just now the donation of your heart for the sum of 100 Israeli lirot has reached my hands, and it has caused me great satisfaction and happiness. Thunderous applause and many thanks and blessings from the depths of my heart for this kindness and for all the benefits and many kindnesses that you do with me with all your strength, all the time and at every moment. May Hashem repay your good action and draw down upon you and upon your household salvation and mercy and peace and a good and long life of the holy and very awesome "Beggars". If you would know just a little of how greatly you vitalize me with the holy houses that you have toiled and endeavored so much over so that I can serve Hashem in truth with a complete heart, certainly you would be happy and strong to hold yourself fast with all your strength to the True Leader, the Flowing Stream, who is Moses-Messiah, who works also now to raise up even from annihilation to desire. And may Hashem Yisborach grant you all a kosher and happy Passover, and let us rejoice and be happy on it.
APPROACH THE TZADDIK
With G*d's Help
20 Teves 5723
My bone and flesh, Mr. Zalman Shazar, who is tied and attached to the holy and awesome tree, the True Tzaddik, who goes before us and bears us as the nursemaid carries the suckling. Happy are you that you merited to know about the Master of Wonders, all of whose words are amazing, incomprehesibly amazing wonders, to destroy and annul the false beliefs and atheism of the scholars of nature, who are the aspect of evil beasts that tread on and tear the souls of Israel. And who draws and brings near the whole world to Hashem Yisborach. Blessing and life and all good.
My beloved, my brother, whom I have loved with a true love, and you are rooted in the depths of my heart always, especially when I merit to break my heart and to pour out my prayer before Hashem Yisborach. And I have known that also your love is complete with me. And your soul is expiring to hear the good words from the mighty awesomeness of the True Tzaddik. And your heart is strong in Faith, on point of the truly chosen leader, on whom depends our Redemption and the bsalvation of our souls, and who is the essential foundation of our Judaism. And my great love for you that is in my heart, I am speaking with you for your benefit. My brother, my brother, my soul and my heart. When will you get up annd renew your days, to draw near to the Tzaddik with greater strength and vigor? Set your heart and settle your mind very well, and have pity and mercy on yourself. And hasten yourself to run on your hands and feet to hold onto the wings of the Tzaddik, in order that there be hope for your fate and plunder for your soul. With the salvation of Hashem in your hand are the book of prayers and sermons, and the awesome Stories, and all [Rabbeinu's] holy books. That are full of advice and counsel and paths for every person in the world and for every type of descent in the world. Hold onto them and turn them over and over. You have no better trait than them. Open your eyes and your heart and look at them with an eye for the truth and with sincerity to guard them and to fulfill them. And do not procrastinate from one day to the next, for who knows what a day can give birth to.
THE ARK OF TRUTH
With G*d's Help
22 Tammuz 5725
In honor of the Prseident of Israel, my eyes and heart, Mr. Sh. Z. Shazar, beloved in the eyes of Hashem like a wife to her husband. Because of the great force of his desire and longing to bind himself to the true King and Sage, who lives forever and shields Israel to raise them up from the belly of hell, from the utter depths of descent, from the extreme essence of physicality, higher and higher than all spirituality. May Hashem be a shield for you and cure and heal you and your household in perfection.
The main honor and greatness of the kingdom is precisely through humility. And the more humility the king has the more his kingdom spreads out. For this is the way of the kingdom: each time it must put humility before its honor and greatness. In the place of your greatness, there I find your humility, to come and to speak before you that which Hashem will put under my quill.
Hashem in His greatly hidden and secret ways and His methods that are hidden and concealed from every idea and every inquiry, has rained down upon the world a flood of fierce waters of heresies and atheism, from the cisterns of the Heavens, in these latter days. Until all the high mountains have been covered up, meaning the honored ones and the people of Hashem. And in His great pity He preceeded the cure and the salvation, and sent us a man like his heart, who found grace in His eyes, and He called his name Nachman, to say: this one will comfort us from our deeds and from the sadness of our hands. And He commanded us to build an ark of Truth and Faith. So that everyone who wants to be saved can come into its chambers and close its doors and hide in the shade of his awesome wisdom. For who will give praise and who will describe the exalted power of his might, who made wondrous with his wondrous wonders to prepare and to arrange sustainance and vitality for the people of his household and for all the souls of Israel, for every generation. That they may take delight and pleasure in the beuatiful splendor of the pleasantness of his teachings and his awesome stories, that were gathered from the field of most exalted wisdom, that have never yet been revealed in the world, that exist and are credible and help forever and for all eternity.
In the future The Holy One Blessd Be He will avenge the vengeance of His People from those prophets of falsehood who fill their stomachs with honor and arrogance. And who display themselves like Tzaddikim of the generation and hunt down precious souls and tread on them and tear them to pieces, with a foot of arrogance anf falsehood, and they blind the eyes of Israel from seeing the light of the true Leader, who reveals and illuminates the light of Hashem to everyone in the world, for every generation for eternity.
Know and believe that from the moment of the beginning of your existence in your mothers's womb it was decreed upon you by the Creator that you would be President over Israel, in this orphaned generation, in order that you have mercy on the People of Hashem with true mercy. And that with your great and straight intellect and your polished and glorious tongue you would teach the People the awesome Truth, unique in the world, that Hashem has revealed before your eyes with many reasons and wondrous means for seven years. And that you would illuminate the eyes of Israel, so that all of them would see the light of the True Tzaddik, who is the main vitality and existence of the whole Creation, and from whom will sprout the complete Redemption for the People of Israel and for the whole world, so that all will know Hashem and will give Him the Crown of the Kingdom.
We already have spoken somewhat about the great value of our bond of friendship and love, that really there does not exist in the whole world people who are brothers, faithful and true like us. This was from Hashem, from Heaven, in order that we merit to inform and publicize the name of the true Tzaddik in the world, upon which depends our main existence and hope. We need to guard ourselves greatly so that our love not become blemished, G*d forbid, even a hairsbreadth. And it is proper for us to hold onto the Truth, with wondrous love, with greater exaltation and greater determination, at every moment always.
ATTACHING TO THE TZADDIK
With G*d's Help
Rosh Chodesh Shevat 5725
In honor of the President of Israel, my heart and life-force, Mr. Shneur Zalman Shazar, who has found grace in the eyes of Hashem. Who has given him a wise and understanding heart, to understand and to recognize the real Truth, bright and clear without any blemish at all. Who is the source of our healing and vitality. May Hashem draw upon you and your household salvation and mercy and a good and long life.
Due to the strength of the connection and the love, awesome and unique in the world, that Hashem has made between me and you, my heart is very close to you, and is drawn after you with great desire and powerful yearning, so much so that I see you always, every day and at every moment. For because of this strong love, I cannot bear at all not to see you always. And my soul carresses and hugs you with the words of my mouth, with warm prayers and supplications, from the warmth and depth of my soul, that Hashem should grant you success in everything you do. And the main thing is that you succeed with eternal success to bind yourself to the Truth, to the chosen true head, with strong desire and self-sacrifice, until you merit that through you the Truth will be publicized and revealed throughout the world. For upon this depends the main rectification of the world in perfection. Hashem Yisborach at first illuminates your great heart and your mind, so that you will have a broad intellect and a wise soul, and afterwards the light spreads out, until it will reach all the limbs, meaning to the heart of all Israel and to all the world.
BE STRONG IN OVERCOMING OBSTACLES
With G*d's Help
Erev Shabbos Kodesh [Eve of the Holy Sabbath]
43 Days to the Omer [counting ceremony between Passover and
My dear Mr. Zalman Shazar, who understands one thing from another: great peace.
You must pay attention to understand the subtle implications of our words, to receive hints from them about the matter of attaching to the Tzaddik, in whose great power even one who is distant and has fallen into a deep endless descent is able to draw near to Hashem Yisborach [the Blessed Lord]. Even if our deeds do not count nicely, and we have done what we have done, and damaged what we have damaged, and become estranged as we have, and have arrived to where we have, so that we have destroyed the House of Wisdom, and burned the Temple of Intellect, and exiled our knowledge to the place of exile; still Hashem Yisborach does His, and the kindnesses of Hashem [G*d] are not exhausted and His mercies do not cease.
One who goes in physicality all his days, and afterwards becomes fired up and wants to draw near to the Tzaddik who will lead him in the ways of Hashem Yisborach: at that point the trait of harsh judgement accuses him and does not leave him alone and arranges an obstacle for him. And the fool, when he sees the obstacles, turns back. But one who is intelligent draws himself near precisely at that point. For in truth Hashem Yisborach himself is hidden in this obstacle. Hashem Yisborach does not send any person obstacles except according to his strength and ability to stand up to them, if he wants to overcome them properly. Therefore really there is no obstacle at all, for all the obstacles are only in the sight of the eyes. And the main thing is to have a strong and courageous heart, and then nothing obstructs him from drawing near to the Truth, for every [obstacle] is nullified for one who makes his heart strong and courageous in Hashem Yisborach!
People have more power than the evil urge to obstruct and entice the person and to distance him from Hashem Yisborach and from the True Tzaddik. Therefore one who wants truly to draw near to the Truth needs to be very courageous against their evil brazenness, and let his forehead be strong against theirs, not to be embarrassed by the scoffers, and to think that there is nothing in the world except he alone, unique in the world, and not to look at any person who obstructs him. To be like "Abraham was one," [from the collected teachings of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, Likutay Moharan, Introduction to Part Two], as though he is alone in the world. And through this he can merit to find Hashem Yisborach through searching and seeking alone, in that he requests, and seeks, and searches for His Blessed Glory. And precisely by overcoming such a powerful concealment, afterwards His Blessed Glory is elevated and exalted even more, and in the end everything is transformed for the good and the world is completely rectified!
Because of the preoccupation of Erev Shabbos Kodesh [the preparations for the Holy Sabbath], it is imperative to conclude. Your beloved friend, who is connected to your heart every day always, who truly entreats for your peace and welfare.
Yisroel Dov Odesser
THE BONDS OF FRIENDSHIP
With G*d's Help
28 Tishray 5727
In honor of the President of Israel, the joy of my heart, Mr. Sh. Z. Shazar, who has woven and bound himself to the Truth, to the True Tzaddik, the Master of wonders, wondrous wonders beyond comprehension, to heal and to vitalize us always, at all times, in every generation. In his great and awesome merit and strength may Hashem draw upon you healing in perfection, and may you merit to see the splendor of the revelation of the ultimate Truth.
My beloved, my brother, my soul and my flesh, whose pleasant love truly is resounding and fixed in my heart always. I have trusted in your great humility to open my mouth and to speak before you the words of truth that are in my heart. I have stood shaking and dumbstruck, and the pains and throes of birth have gripped me from the not-good tidings that you are in the hospital. My heart roars over your affliction and pain. I am suffering for you, my brother, beloved like my soul. My heart is certain about the kindnesses of Hashem and His wonders, that for certain He will have mercy upon you and upon His People Israel and that He will heal you speedily, a complete healing from Heaven, a healing of soul and a healing of body. The great and exalted and awesome power of the True Tzaddik, The Flowing Stream the Source of Wisdom, Rabbeinu [our Teacher] NA NACH NACHMA NACHMAN ME'UMAN, should stand for you and for your household as a shelter and a shield for eternity.
With G*d's Help
22 Teves 5727
My heart and my soul and all my life-force and my longing, who longs and yearns to hear the word of Hashem from the True Leader, the unique chosen one of all the true leaders that were in the world. Who is the leader of our generation and all the generations for eternity. Who will repair us and all the estranged and lost, who have become completely alienated and who have exited from the category of the holiness of Israel, along with all the gentiles, with the essence of complete rectification, and will elevate all of them to the utter essence of the highest level. Happy are we that we are living in this time, that there is found in the world a new awesome and wondrous Truth like this, that has not yet been from the day of the creation of the world.
Blessing and a good life, healthy and pleasant and refreshing for length of days.
A joy and a restoration of the soul was your holy letter that I received today. How very pleasant to me is your precious letter, how very dear in my eyes are all your pleasant words, from a tongue that speaks truth from the depths of the truth that is in the heart. I am happy and rejoice over them, from every precious and pleasant treasure. Believe me my dear brother, my heart and my eye, that I read your holy and truthful words with great and powerful joy without limit. A number of times. With burning tears from the depths of my soul, due to the great happiness that I had from every word. In my seeing the powerful awesome strength of your pleasant heart: that whatever it endures at each time, even so you strengthen and fortify yourself to hold tightly onto the great and awesome power of the True Tzaddik. Happy are you that you have merited to this.
With G*d's Help
13 Shevat 5727
In honor of the daughter of my eye and my heart, President of Israel, Mr. Sh. Z. Shazar, who has delved with the heights of his wisdom and increased his understanding to distinguish and to understand and to see the light of the True Tzaddik, to understand and to realize where is the real Truth, to hold fast to it and to unify with it with a perfect heart, with all his heart, and who desires and digs with all his strength to introduce it into the heart of all Israel. For only he, only he is our main redemption and salvation of our souls, in this impoverished and orphaned generation, in these our generations.
In honor of the daughter of my eye and my heart, President of Israel, Mr. Sh. Z. Shazar, to whom the Creator has given a proper and understanding heart, to understand and to see the light of the True Tzaddik, hidden and concealed so much from the eyes of the world, and to feel in his heart a little of the hidden hints and secrets and deep and sincere advice with which he will rectify us and all of Israel and will return the whole world to the good. Great peace.
Even if due to the great power of our amazing love, literally the love of David and Jonathan [see First Samuel 18-20] you do not leave my heart ever, all the days. As my master, with his honored and exalted wisdom, recognizes and knows well clearly that these words are truth. Still Hashem knows the sadness and pain of my heart that I have from the fact that I do not merit to write to you pleasant words, stored away in the treasury of the Tzaddik, upon which all our vitality and consolation depend. But the main reason is because of the weakness of my body, and the light of my eyes is not with me as before. And also because of my great distress from a number of incidents and hardships without number that have surrounded me from all sides, that is imposssible to describe or to explain. My mind is not clear for this. But even so, since I am yearning and longing so much, day and night with expiration of the soul, for your well-being and your recovery, which relates to the benefit of all Israel, Hashem has sent into my thoughts a strong thought to gird up my strength with all my might, with the last ounce of my strength, with self-sacrifice, to write often words that illuminate from the words of our Teacher and his holy and very awesome student, that are able to shine the light of G*d throughout the whole world, and to revive dead corpses like us today in these our generations. The matter of our bond is a great wonder. And it is an amazing benefit and salvation or us and for all the People Israel. And therefore I shall request that you give assistance and encouragement and strength to this by issuing me a receipt through the secretary for every letter that arrives. I have in this no ulterior motive of honor or vain-glory of vanity, G*d forbid. Just truly for the sake of Heaven alone, as already is known to you. It also is proper for us to yearn to see each other.
With G*d's Help
11 Adar One 5727
In honor of the delight of my heart, Zalman Shazar.
Yesterday I merited to visit your dear and noble sister. May Hashem cure and heal her speedily, in the merit of our holy and awesome Teacher. And behold there was between us great happiness, as usual, and out of respect for me she ate all the foods of the afternoon meal.
I am very weak, and I am not in the line of health. And for this reason I have not yet arranged the introduction to the holy book. And my eyes are turned and looking at Hashem Yisborach, that He merit me to overcome all the stumbling blocks soon and to start and to finish the matter well, as your heart desires. The matter of our connection that is entirely truthful, pure, and bright, without any blemished thought of honor and glory-seeking, or money and similarly, G*d forbid, just truly for the sake of Heaven alone. To have mercy on Israel with true mercy, to publicize and to make known to all who is the King of honor, who is the True Leader in this generation, who is our main life-force and hope, our consolation and our redeemer, from generation to generation for eternity.
Your loving and faithful friend, who yearns always for your complete healing, in body and soul, which is good for all the People of Israel.
Yisroel Ber Odesser
Author of Ibay Hanachal [Y,B,O in Hebrew forms an acronym for the word IBAY]
THE TRIUMPH OF THE TRUTH
With G*d's Help
The Eve of Chanuka 5720 
My precious and dear soul, Mr. Zalman Shazar, who put his heart to interweave ["Shazar" in Hebrew] himself with the Ultimate Truth, that redeems from all sorrows, which the whole world needs very very much to accept, peace and all good.
That we light a Chanuka candle, each person in his own house, less than ten tefachim [approximately a meter] from the ground is because the Great Tzaddik brings us awesome rectifications until he illuminates us with Divine comprehension through channels that reach below to the very lowest levels, akin to being below one meter, a place to which the Shechina [the Divine Presence] has never descended. For in his great power he is able to illuminate even the most estranged and worst people, if they want to accept [from him]. An aspect of: "For if I shall sit in darkness Hashem is light for me." And this is the main mitzvah [commandment] of the Chanuka light, to light and illuminate the light of Truth in the world, so that everyone will merit to know where is the True Tzaddik, who is the chosen and true head amongst all the Tzaddikim. For the main miracle of Chanuka is that the evil kingdom, an aspect of falsehood, a slave, the serpent's poison, was subjugated and that the Kingdom of Holiness of Israel, who are the aspect of the King's son, the aspect of Truth, was strengthened and elevated. One should intend in lighting the Chanuka light that through this we shall merit to draw down the illumination of Truth and to draw near to the point of Truth always.
The one who yearns and desires to meet with you in love and joy with a true heart, who seeks your peace who prays for your peace and salvation and eternal success.
Yisroel Dov Odesser
THE DEEP WATERS OF THE HOLY FAITH
With G*d's Help
22 Nissan 5723
The Holy Jerusalem
My bone and my flesh, Mr. Zalman Shazar, who has sharpened his ears and heart to hear the amazing and awesome song and melody, supreme and choice, of the True Tzaddik. Through which he removes from our hearts all types of poisonous arrows. That are the errors and confusions of heresies and false beliefs. And he heals us completely. The King Messiah will sing this song in the future and through this will draw the whole world near to Hashem Yisborach and will fill the world with knowledge of Hashem.
May your light break forth like the dawn and your cure from Hashem quickly sprout forth.
I received your heartfelt blessing from the 8th day of Nissan 5723, with a check for the sum of 100 Israeli lirot. You vitalized my soul very greatly. And I rejoice with great happiness without limit over your strong desire to dig and to find the deep waters from which grows the Holy Faith.
May Hashem be with you and give you long life, good life. A life of true faith, which is the essence of the life.
DESPAIR DOES NOT EXIST !!!
With G*d's Help
8 Elul 5723
In honor of Mr. Zalman Shazar, my eye and heart. May you be written and sealed well for a good and long life and for peace without end.
You must always remember the great level of your lofty soul, gentle and very high in her upper root. To have mercy on her, to decorate and beautify her and to polish her with the supreme and awesome brightness of the Tzaddik, to save her from the snare of exploitation and the hall of exchanges that switch and damage greatly, and to behave in the manner of the holy kingdom of the true king's son, who was exchanged. [Please see Rebbe Nachman's Story: The Exchanged Children.]
The holy days of Elul [the month preceeding Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year] already have arrived, the days of mercy and forgiveness, and you now need to return and begin anew to yearn and to long with strong desires to remain on the holy Rosh Hashanah fixed with the holy gathering of the True Tzaddik. And do not separate yourself from them all the days of your life.
When a person wants to come close to Hashem Yisborach and to return in repentance, he must endure thousands and tens of thousands of descents without measure, and he must be a strong warrior to strengthen his heart each time not to abandon his place from any descent in the world, however it will be. And this is the essence and the foundation that everything depends upon: never to fall in his mind, and to strengthen himself always even if he is as he is, to believe with perfect faith that there is no descent in the world. For in every place you can find Hashem Yisborach, an aspect of "And if I make my bed in Hell, behold You are here."
The one who prays always for your peace and success, and who wishes you and your household a good and sweet year, a year of redemption and salvation.
Yisroel Dov Odesser
DO NOT BENEFIT FROM HONOR
With G*d's Help
The Fourth Day, 28 Iyar 5723
In honor of the President of the State of Israel, Mr. S. Z. Shazar, who is outstanding in the great preciousness of his exalted soul, that was hewn from a holy source, from the giants of Israel, pillars of the Torah, who turns his heart to hear the voice of Hashem. Who calls him with a great voice every day and every moment, that he hasten himself to flee to the True Tzaddik, who can repair him completely and return him to the ancient path on which walked his holy forefathers, may the memory of Tzaddikim be for a blessing.
A good sign and good fortune for blessing and life and endless peace to everything you have.
When someone from Israel receives new honor, then he needs a great effort and a great battle to gird himself with strength and power, like a strong and brave warrior, to nullify his own honor as nullity and nothing, against the Honor of Hashem Yisborach. And not to use the authority and honor for his own needs and pleasure, and not to take anything for himself from the honor. So that the honor not be for him like a servant with which to fill his lusts, G*d forbid. Rather he just should raise up his honor to Hashem Yisborach, who is the King of Glory, and to the True Tzaddik. So that through this honor and authority that he has received will grow and will be elevated the honor of Hashem Yisborach and the honor of the Tzaddik, the True Leader of all Israel for all generations, The Flowing Stream The Source of Wisdom, who draws the whole world to Hashem Yisborach, even those most distant in the worst type of estrangement. That through this is made precious and is elevated in perfection the Glory of Hashem Yisbo rach in all the worlds. For His light shines from one end of the world to the other, without limitation at all. For in every place, even in the most defiled air, His Truth illuminates the way to escape from there, through which His Blessed Glory is made precious and is elevated throughout all the worlds.
I surely shall rejoice in the salvation of Hashem and His powerful kindnesses, that He has orchestrated and arranged with His great mercies to have you chosen as President of the Nation after about five years passed during which you merited to blossom for the good in the holy and awesome garden of life of the True Tzaddik, the new light, stored away and hidden and extremely concealed. Who is the essence of life, who revealed wondrous and awesome new teachings (awesome and wondrous, unfathomably amazing wonders) that never before have been revealed in the world, in order to give us life to this day, even in the worst essence of total darkness that is in our generations, at the end of this last bitter exile. When Israel now are erring extremely after the vanity of all who have retreated from Hashem Yisborach and His Torah due to the poison of heresies and false beliefs. My brother my brother, my heart and my flesh! Now has come the time for you to strengthen your warm heart and deepen your thought to consider and to yearn, with the longing of your energetic desire, to accomplish your strong will and desire to show true mercy to Israel and to make known and to publicize the great and powerful strength, in all the worlds, of the name of the True Tzaddik who now can be found in the world. Who works to return the entire world to the good, who has the power to draw down a wondrous peace, even for the nations of the world. And through the broadness of the peace everyone will be transformed to the Faith of Israel and will subjugate themselves to us, and the Jews will rule over them with their desire and consent. The Messiah King will draw down and reveal the holiness of the mind of the True Tzaddik with a wondrous revelation and with a wondrous and true mind, with the essence of perfection, and through this everyone will go in the ways of repentance and will return to Hashem Yisborach. Even the nations of the world and the whole world will become filled with knowledge of Hashem. Actualize the desire of your heart, that burns like a fire unto the heart of the Heavens, to have true mercy on Israel (to spread out the good wellsprings of the Tzaddik throughout the world) and to make known and to publicize in all the worlds that there exists now, in our generations, such a True Tzaddik who has the power to return the whole world to Hashem Yisborach. That there exists now, in our days, a true and wise Tzaddik, awesome and amazing, who has the power to return the whole world to the good. And there exists today, in our days, a true wise man, awesome and exalted, who has revealed wellsprings of advice and rectifications and hidden kindnesses, without end or limit, that never have been revealed in all the days of the world. That purify and clean from all the dirt, from all the filth and defilements in the world. So that the whole world can come, clean and pure, to the Palace of the King and receive as a free gift the treasures that the King has prepared for them. Happy is one who merits this.
DO NOT BE OLD
With G*d's Help
6 Adar 5721
The perfection of all things is the Faith, and without the Faith, everything is lacking.
My heart and yearning, Mr. Zalman Shazar, who roams in the field of the Tzaddik, to search for and to gather his sermons and teachings, which are paths and avenues and broad roadways through which to grasp and to recognize the Blessed Creator. Blessing and peace for long life.
You need to pay attention to remember well to believe in yourself. That the root of your soul is great and high and very precious. And she is from the root of the true King's son. Except that she descended to the earthiness and physicality of this world, to places far beyond the boundary of holiness. So that specifically through this you will desire and yearn to dig, to escape, and to flee with all your strength to the Tzaddik, who conquered the ways of repentance and broadens them. And who draws in true advice and proper and wondrous remedies, until you will come to the source of your soul. And you will merit to return to Hashem, and He will have mercy on you!
Even if the person has violated what he has violated. And has fallen to the deepest depths without end. Also there Hashem Yisborach can be found. And He constricts Himself, and hides Himself, in his wondrous and powerful ways and reminds him all the time, with many many different hints every day and in every place, in order that he return to Him. And the main thing is that he try with all his strength to attach to the True Tzaddik. In order that he merit through him to perfect faith, which is the principle and essence of the entire Torah, and then for sure he will have hope forever, whatever will be!
Certainly this was from Hashem, that He brought to you, with amazing Providence, with many types of hints and transformations, the Tzaddik, the great man, the true man of kindness, in whose awesome teachings you can find everything you seek. And there is no fall or descent in the world that you cannot rise out of from there. But also your powerful desire and burning heart for the truth merited you to this. Look with an eye for the truth. And pay careful attention to this, until all the lights and remedies of the Tzaddik will shine upon you. Happy is your portion and your lot! The main creation of the Heavens and earth was just for this: that the person should start each time from the begining. As though he was born today. And as though today is the begining of his start!
Our Teacher, may his memory be for a blessing, warned greatly that it is forbidden to be old. Meaning start each time anew and think each time that one still has noexistence in the world at all. And that he wants to start to prepare himself that he should have an existence in the world. And even one who is very old and still has not begun at all to return [to G*d], and he is very far from the holiness of the Torah, as he is far. And even if he has transgressed the entire Torah, thousands and tens of thousands of time. He should not say in his heart that he already has become old is his ways, until it is impossible for him to change. Just all the days that he lives on the face of the earth, until the day of his death, all the time that his soul is inside him. All the time that he can move still one limb. He should strengthen himself to teach himself every time and to begin each time anew, to prepare himself to have an existence in the world. And he should strengthen himself to start a new beginning, whatever is possible, small or large, and vitalize himself with the least amount that he still merits to touch the holiness of Israel. For no small movement, or sigh, or cry, or yearning for holiness, even in the deepest pits, is lost forever. And if he will be strong in this, certainly Hashem Yisborach will help him to draw near and to return to His Blessedness. And all the preparations and desires and yearnings and passions and slight efforts that he had to draw near to Hashem Yisborach, all will gather together to help him!
All the lusts and evil traits
of the person embitter his life. For through them the person is as though he
errs in the wilderness literally, in a place of wasteland, void, and darkness.
And all this is impossible to fix except throught he TrueTzaddik, who is the
foundation of the world! The heart of the Israeli man, in its innermost place,
certainly burns always for Hashem Yisborach and for his Torah in truth. But
the Satan and the evil wisdoms overpower each time against the good in the person
and want to take him out of both worlds through his lusts and vanities. And
the more that he digs and struggles against him, he overpowers even more. Therefore
it is a very great and long battle. But even so certainly the person would overcome
the evil, except for the biggest obstacle, which is the old and foolish king,
the defiled one wise in evil. An aspect of Bila'am. [An evil Biblical character.
See Numbers 22:1-25:9] Who, because of the vast poison of his evil lusts, especially
the lust for adultery, had a vulgar and haughty spirit and an evil eye, etc.,
which is an aspect of jealousy, lust, and honor-seeking. [See Chapters of the
Fathers 4:28] And not just did he err so greatly and defile himself so much,
but his evil and defiled spirit even enticed and led him astray, until he stood
against the True Tzaddik, the aspect
of Moses our Teacher. And he was very jealous of him and wanted to hide and conceal his light completely from Israel. And from him come all the afflictions and exiles of Israel and all the damages and flaws from then until now, in this our dark and bitter generation. But many are the thoughts in the heart of a person. And the advice of Hashem will prevail. And always He has the upper hand, and he finishes and vanquishes always, and lips of truth are always ready.
The author, who prays always for your peace and success in this and the next world. I wait and look forward to seeing you on Purim with joy and dancing and hand-clapping with the melody and song, "the Rose of Jacob, jubilation and joy, when they saw together the light of the Tzaddik" [liturgical Purim song].
THE ESSENCE OF THE COMPLETE REDEMPTION
With G*d's Help
Evening of 15 Iyar 5724
In honor of the President of Israel, the delight of my heart, Mr. Sh. Z. Shazar, who yearns and longs for the awesome Beggar, with broad shoulders, who carries us out of all the places into which we have fallen to the aspect of being above space. Happy are you that you merited to this, with miracles and great mercy. Blessing, life, and peace.
Now, in these our generations, in which Israel has come to the ultimate level of descent and concealment, until we have fallen to such distant places into which Israel never before has fallen. And all this is due to the old and foolish king, who is the source of all defilement of heresies and atheism and false faiths of the princes of falsehood, who pursue honor and power and fight with impudence and brazenness to distance and separate the souls of Israel from the True Tzaddik, who is the main source and root of their life and salvation for all generations for eternity. And this is a very terrible crime, worse than all the most severe sins in the Torah. And just by this they have caused all the heresies and atheism, and all the afflictions and destructions that have come upon Israel. And through this they delay the Redemption, which depends only upon the attachment of all Israel to the True Tzaddik, who introduces into us holy and amazing faith, through which we merit to comprehend the Divine, even all the distant and completely alienated. For the whole essence of the Complete Redemption depends only on this: that the light of the True Tzaddik be revealed and shine in the whole world until all Israel will attach to him. For through a true connection to the True Tzaddik, shine all the amazing lights that in the future will shine through our righteous Messiah.
For the whole essence of the Complete Redemption depends only on this: that the light of the True Tzaddik be revealed and shine in the whole world in order to raise up the banner of the Tzaddik in the world, until all the souls of Israel will draw near to him. For through a true connection to the True Tzaddik will shine all the awesome lights that in the future will shine through our righteous Messiah. The True Tzaddik, of great stature, outstanding and powerful and very very high, in the essence of a stature that has no level beyond it, only he can accomplish all this.
DO NOT DESPAIR
My beloved and dear friend, Mr. Z. Shazar, who has put his heart to be drawn to the real Truth, that redeems from all the afflictions, happy is your portion. Blessing and peace and kindness for length of days.
Through the simple talk of the Tzaddik a great light is opened up, and then it is easy for people to grasp high wisdoms.
When the days already have come and the person has reached old age and the day starts to set, and when he has seen that most of his years have passed, then in most cases, when he wants to start to think about repentance and to come close to Hashem Yisborach in truth, the Satan becomes powerful and spreads himself out greatly to block him from the path of life, G*d forbid, and does not want to let him leave the lusts and their net that he is snared in. And then this is the main test of the person. Then he must look at himself carefully, at his fate and his end, and strengthen himself especially to tie himself well to the True Tzaddik, who is the aspect of Moses-Messiah, who encourages with very great encouragements, immeasurable, priceless, and innumerable, to become strong and to start each time anew, to come close to Hashem Yisborach as though he was born now. And not to fall from anything in the world. And the main thing is that he must strengthen himself against the idea of small mentality, that becomes very powerful against the person and wants to throw down his mind as though he has no more hope, G*d forbid. Just know and believe in the words of the True Tzaddik, who cried out with a great and strong voice: "for there is no despair in the world at all." For G*d's greatnessis unfathomable. And with the great mercy of the Blessed One, he can transform everything completely, from evil to good and from sins to merits, through repentance!
The words of the True Tzaddik, who strengthens us greatly always to take strength with good desires and yearnings for Hashem Yisborach, in everything that occurs to us, and who informs us that there is no despair in the world at all. These words we must be careful to put into our heart like dew and rain. For like the dew and the rain, that fall drop by drop of water onto the earth and afterwards wondrous plants grow from them, so too must we put these words well into the depth of our heart, until they will grow in our heart and will make good fruits. For we always must listen well to these words about taking encouragement in Hashem, and understand one thing from another, to understand well the hints of the Tzaddik, how much we must encourage ourselves always. For it is totally impossible to explain all the necessity of these words in detail, except by allusion, that shows you the way--on this path you should go and through this, etc.--and hints to take encouragement always in desires and longings and shouting and roaring that Hashem Yisborach sometimes has, and through this certainly one will merit in the end to the Complete Redemption, to return to Hashem Yisborach in truth! The main delay of the Redemption is only because of dispute. For in every generation there are great and prominent people who have the sparks of Dosson and Aviram [please see Numbers 16] in them. And they toil to separate people from the True Tzaddik, the aspect of Moses. And through this have come about all the afflictions and the destructions of now. Even so, "You Hashem are always exalted." For there also are found in each and every generation True Tzaddikim and proper people, who depend on the great choice Tzaddik and are happy to call on him and listen to his advice. And through this will come the Complete Redemption! Somtimes precisely when a person reaches a place very very low and far from the holiness of Israel, there precisely he will become aroused with a great arousal to Hashem Yisborach. And there are a number of reasons and ideas for this!
FAITH IS THE ULTIMATE GOAL
With G*d's Help
22 Nissan 5726
In honor of the President of Israel, my heart and my flesh, Mr. Sh. Z. Shazar, who seeks and peers and looks to see the real Truth, that is the wonder of wonders, wondrously wondrous, great and awesome without limit or boundary. That will conquer the whole world and will place into their hearts complete faith, pure, bright, and clear. Until all the false beliefs and the heresies will become nullified. And the peoples of the earth will accept Judaism and convert, and will say: "Hashem the G*d of Israel is King and His Kingdom rules over all." Great peace.
I rejoice and am happy in my heart when I see your fiery blessing and your heartfelt love and great kindness that you have multiplied to do with me, with the sum of 300 Israeli lirot. Many thanks. May Hashem repay your good deed. My eyes and my heart are raised to our Father in Heaven, until He will grant you and raise up your horn and your success and will guard you and your household from all sorts of illnesses, and will heal all of you in body and soul for length of days and good and pleasant years.
The whole main point of the Exodus from Egypt, and all the awesome signs and wonders that Hashem Yisborach has made for our Forefathers and our People, from the day of the Exodus from Egypt until today, in every generation: it is all for the holy faith, in order to merit complete faith, which is the essence of everything. And this is the main work of the person all the days of his life, and for this purpose the person has come into this world, in order to recognize Hashem, which is the goal of all the goals [of life].
FALSEHOOD WILL BE TRANSFORMED INTO ATTACHMENT
With G*d's Help
Midnight of the Third Day [to Shabbat]
25 Tishray 5720
My heart and soul, Mr. Zalman Shazar, who purifies and polishes his soul with the exalted and completely new wonders that were revealed in these generations. Peace and life and all good.
Even one who merits to find himself a true friend, who received from the True Tzaddik words of Truth that genuinely help his soul, even so still one needs great exertion and much searching until he can find and comprehend the truth of his holy advice, upon which depends the essence of his Judaism. For it is very difficult to help a person with free will, except with the very very awesome kindnesses of Hashem [G*d] that the True Tzaddik draws down all the time. But one needs for this at least some arousal from below, and therefore the task of working with people to draw them to the Ultimate Truth is very very deep: deep deep who can find it. And one needs for this much searching and seeking, both from the friend and from the student, and then if they truly will search, certainly they will find!
Rabbeinu [Our Teacher], may the memory of the Tzaddik be for a blessing, told Rabbi Yudel, of blessed memory, from Medvidevka, at the beginning of his attachment [to Rebbe Nachman], that when one desires to draw near to the Truth then the falsehood becomes powerful. And when one overcomes the obstacles and breaks them then the letters of the word SHeKeR [falsehood] are rearranged to form KeSHeR [attachment]. "You will already be attached to me all the days of your life." The Rav and Tzaddik, Rabbi Yekutiel, the Maggid [Preacher] of Terhovitza, may his memory be blessed, merited more than all the famous leaders of his generation to subdue himself under Rabbeinu [Rebbe Nachman], may the Tzaddik's memory be a blessing, and to stand before his splendid holiness with awe and fear. And through him his relatives and desendants also drew near to Rabbeinu, may his memory be blessed! The Tzaddik Rabbi Yitzchak Isaac, also was a follower of the Preacher mentioned above. And he was a businessman, in the occupation of a money changer, and when he came to Rabbeinu, may the Tzaddik's memory be a blessing, he inflammed his heart literally like a flame of fire for the service of G*d, and commanded upon him special practises, according to the root of his soul. And one practise that he commanded upon him, that was heavier and more difficult than all the rest, was for a full year not to speak even one word to any person. And afterwards he travelled to his house, and as soon as he arrived he completely separated himself and his place from matters of this world, and he did not speak with any person, as he commanded him, until his lips never ceased from Torah and Tefilla [prayer]. And immediately very great arguments and harassments were stirred up upon him from his whole family, and especially from his father-in-law and his wife, and they went to great lengths to speak and express to him expressions that literally cut like a sword. And Rabbeinu, may his memory be blessed, saw with his holy spirit the great bitterness of [Rabbi Yitzchak Isaac's] heart because of their evil words, and he became very afraid that he not fall from his service, G*d forbid, because of this. And immediately he called speedily to one of his men and ordered him immediately to hire for him a carriage to Terhovitza. And he raced there with speed and reached there at night, and stood with the carriage near the house of the father-in-law of Rabbi Yitzchak Isaac, may his memory be blessed, who dwelled together with him. And he knocked on the door that they open up for him, and he entered into the house. And the father-in-law lifted up his eyes and saw that, behold, Rabbeinu, may the Tzaddik's memory be a blessing, had come to his house, and he was very amazed and dumbstruck by this. And Rabbi Yitzchak Isaac, may his memory be blessed, was in his room and was then reciting Kriyat Shema [the Shema prayer] before going to sleep with great power, with strong and very wondrous devotion. And Rabbeinu, may the Tzaddik's memory be a blessing, heard and did not want to enter his room and to appear before him, in order not to confuse him lest he stop in the middle of his prayer. And during this Rabbeinu, may his memory be blessed, began to rebuke the father-in-law about his evil path, in that he was afflicting his son-in-law with such harsh afflictions. Also Rabbeinu, may his memory be blessed, asked him: "Is it not so that in the morning, when you put on Tefillin [prayer phylacteries], and with your hand you wrap yourself in straps of leather from an animal, and with your mouth you are quiet and silent, and then you do not want to speak a word. Then if some uncircumcised person were to stand before you at that moment, who had never before seen or heard such a thing, would he not say about you that you are going out of your mind? So too are your words that you say about your son-in-law: that he is going out of his mind because he is doing the Will of the Blessed Creator, according to His hidden ways that He informs to us through His faithful servants." And with other similar words like these he spoke and rebuked him, until his father-in-law was very regretful about this, and he accepted upon himself not to afflict him further from that day onwards. And after Rabbi Yitzchak Isaac, may his memory be blessed, finished the Shema, [Rabbeinu] appeared before him, and his heart became very filled with joy and happiness until he literally restored his life. And in the morning Rabbeinu, may his memory be blessed, arose early and returned to his home, and from then on Rabbi Yitzchak Isaac, may his memory be blessed, toiled in G*d's service without an obstructer or adversary!
Rabbi Yitzchak Yehuda, may his memory be blessed, from Teplik, before his attachment to Rabbeinu, may the Tzaddik's memory be a blessing, was very famous in many towns, and people would give him redemption money [charity money given to a Tzaddik to achieve expiation]. And afterwards, when he recognized the truth of Rabbeinu, may his memory be blessed, abandoned and rejected from himself his celebrated behavior and took upon himself the yoke of serving the Blessed One with sincerity and simplicity. And he did not turn his face away also from all the shame and embarassment that he had because of this. And he returned to Hashem with all his heart and soul, like the other men of Rabbeinu, may his memory be blessed!
The faith alone, in that one believes in the Tzaddik and draws himself near to him, even if he will not get anything from him, this itself is very good. For through the faith and the attachment alone his evil is consummed and he is transformed into the substance of the Tzaddik, with the stipulation that his intent be for Heaven. Rabbeinu, may his memory be blessed, rebuked one person who was close to him and became distant and afterwards returned and came to him. He answered and said: "Even if many years pass by and one does not move and rise in his level, and just remains at his first level as in the beginning, and even if he is worse than before, as long as he is connected to the True Tzaddik, the attachment itself is very good, without measure or value. Behold there are people with me about whom I do not know if the deepest part of Hell was enough for them, and through me they became close to Hashem Yisborach...!"
The one who seeks your peace and success with fierce love, with all my heart and soul.
Yisroel Dov Odesser
FOLLOW THE TZADDIK'S ADVICE
With G*d's Help
13 Kislev 5722
The daughter of my eye and heart, Mr. Zalman Shazar, who girded up his loins without laziness, and fired up his heart enflamed like a burning fire, to use his clear tongue, sharp and apt, and his talent far greater than the norm to gather great souls of authors and scientists, to enflame their hearts to the True Tzaddik.... Peace and all good for a long life, a good life, a true life, an eternal life.
From the great friendship and powerful love that I have loved you, a great and true love, behold I send to you these words from the words of Rabbeinu, may his memory be for a blessing, that Hashem has sent into my heart after the conversations and entreaties and tears that I poured out over you before the Blessed Creator during hisbodedus at midnight between the mountains. For your soul is conncted to mine always, at all times. And especially during my prayers and entreaties my innards roar over you greatly. For I know the goodness of your heart in its innermost depths and the specialness of your exalted and very high soul. And it is proper for you to endeavor with all your strength not to lose the treasures and precious and dear remedies that hang on your very dear soul.
Awaken my brother from your sleep and remember your Creator in the days of your old age and think about your end and your eternal puropose before the candle goes out. Have not many of your years already passed by, and our days are like a shadow on the earth, for the time goes and roars, goes and storms, and runs and flies away very very fast. And it does not stand still even for a moment. And when will you do for your eternal home? Pay attention well to these words, and remember what we have spoken many times, that thanks to G*d we have an elderly Father, an Elder of Elders, whose strength is very very great and awesome, who works to rectify us and endeavors for our eternal success in every generation, and who certainly will rectify us with a wondrous rectification. Just be strong and brave to fulfill his words to make your soul happy always, with all the means of his advice, and not to fall in your mind at all, ever, from anything. And force yourself greatly to learn his books each and every day, a little o r a lot, and find calmness for your soul. And the main thing is to nullify your mind before the mind of our holy and exalted Teacher, may the Tzaddik's memory be for a blessing.
The main force of the evil
inclination, which is the aspect of the Primordial Serpent, is against the Torah
students and the great scholars who have exceptionlly great minds. He is always
pursuing after them to cause them to sin, since they have very great souls,
[meaning] their intellect. And the main rectification and repentance is
to guard carefully your mind and intellect that you not introduce into your thoughts any extraneous thought or wisdom. For the mind is the soul and when you sanctify your mind, meaning your soul, through this you elevate and return everything to its root. And this is the main repentance. And to merit this in perfection is only through the great Tzaddik, who merited the humility of Moses, and through the greatness of his modesty he lowers himself to all the lowest levels and lifts up and attaches everyone to Hashem Yisborach, even the most alienated.
The one who yearns and desires to see you again with love and great joy.
Yisroel Dov Odesser
THE GARDEN AND THE GARDNER
Delight of my eyes, Mr. Z. Shazar, who fights and struggles to inherit the good life of the Tzaddik. Who awakens from sleep all people who sleep away their lives, through the Stories of the earliest years, from where all seventy faces of the Torah are drawn. Happy is your portion that you merited to this. Peace and good life!
There is a True Tzaddik, who merits to live a good life that lacks nothing. And he precisely looks as though he is deaf, since he does not hear any sound of this world. For all the sounds of this world are only from deficiencies. For each one shouts about what he lacks. And even all the joys in the world are only because of a deficiency that was lacking and now is filled up. And therefore he is called deaf, because to him this world does not count at all that he should listen to its deficiencies. And his good life is bread and water. But in his bread and water you can sense all the tastes and all the scents and all the sights of the world, and all types of pleasure in the world. Until you can live through them a good life in truth, without any deficiency!
There is a garden in which grow fruit and wondrous plants, that have all the tastes and all the smells and all the sights of the world. And the whole world could live a good true life through this garden. And over this garden is a gardener, whom they call agradnick, that is a holy and supreme Tzaddik, who is appointed over it and tries always to fix the garden. And sometimes because of the sin of the generation the gardener is lost, meaning that the light of this Tzaddik is hidden and concealed and the world cannot merit to know about him, that he is the gardener through whom they could all live a good true life through the garden. And even though this gardener goes and says that he is the gardener, but the world considers him insane, G*d forbid, and throws after him stones and banishes him; and therefore obviously he cannot work at repairing the garden. And because of this everything that is in that garden certainly must come to an end and cease, since there is no one there in charge, meaning the gardener. And behold, even though certainly there are remarkable Tzaddikim who have great wealth and great treasuries of spirituality, and they also boast that they live the good life; even so the ruination of the blemished ones of the world can damage even for them the taste and the smell and the other things mentioned above. And all the more so that they do not have the strength to fix the world and to return to them the good life that they could live through the holy garden mentioned above. And therefore when also their good life is ruined, then their whole rectification is through the Tzaddik of the greatest level, who is the aspect of deaf, who lives a good life that has no deficiency at all. And he gives to them to taste from his bread and water, and they sense in them all the tastes, etc. And also through this that which was damaged for them is repaired. And this Tzaddik can repair also the good life of the whole world. And he informs them that the main damage of their good life came to them from the bad traits that the Satan put into them. Meaning that since they do not have truth, and they corrupt judgement, and they turn their faces and take bribes, through this their vision is damaged; and through obscene [literally, dead and rotten] language their taste is damaged, so that all tastes have the taste of dead flesh; and through sexual immorality literally, G*d forbid, their smell is ruined. And he warns them greatly to purify themselves from these sins. And then not only are their taste and vision and smell repaired, but also they merit through this to find the lost gardener. And then the Tzaddikim mentioned above admit the Truth and tell the world that the whole rectification of the above mentioned Tzaddikim themselves, and also the rectification of the whole world, depends only on the deaf Tzaddik.
THE GATHERING OF THE TZADDIK
With G*d's Help
3 Kislev 5721
When a person comes to a certain test, he should know that if he will stand up to this test, then the Holy Blessed One will make a miracle for him.
My pleasant heart, Mr. Zalman Shazar, renowned and master of a sharp eye, deep and broad to discern and to grasp who is the True King of Israel today, and for all the future generations, who destroys all the falsehood and spirit of defilement of the prophets of falsehood, and the false, dirty, and filthy ideas of the scholars of nature, that are fuller of vomit and excrement than a lavatory. And there is no vileness and evil smell worse than them in the world. Peace and true life for length of days.
The more that are multiplied the souls that come to the Tzaddik to receive his light, the more is reduced and nullified the evil breath that was made on the earth. Which are the questions of the heretics [that result] because they see a Tzaddik who suffers evil and an evil doer who enjoys good.
THE GOOD CHOICE
With G*d's Help
The First Day of the Intermediate Days of Passover
16 Nissan 5720 
My brother, dear and beloved like my soul, the pleasant Mr. Zalman Shazar, peace and a good and long life.
Your letter I received just now, and I had great joy. Many thanks to your honor. May Hashem repay you for your action and save you so that you will add to these to grab good from amidst the hell that is this world, that is full of bitterness and pain. For only this is left to the man, and his reward will not be withheld, and his righteousness will stand forever. My eyes are depending on Hashem, that there will sprout forth from this the good fruits that we are awaiting to revive us, that are pleasant, beloved, desirous, and sweet, the sparks of Hashem Yisborach, that our awesome and holy Teacher drew down into the world evenn for this orphaned generation in this our lowly situation. Happy is the one who merits to draw near to him and to go in his ways in truth. Blessed is our G*d who created us for His glory and separated us from the erring.... Your faithful and beloved friend in truth. With blessings for a kosher and happy Festival.
Yisroel Dov Odesser
THE GOOD ELOQUENCE
With G*d's Help
26 Iyar 5721
My dear heart, Mr. Zalman Shazar, who warms his heart with heat and flame to drink from the waters of knowledge, etc. Peace and all good.
In the Story of the Master of Prayer, concerning the group that said that rhetoric and speech is the goal, meaning that one should know many languages and be a nice speaker, etc. This error is slightly understandable. For we know all the evil thing that is done today by the sinful speakers, as our Teacher, may his memory be for a blessing, said jokingly, when he greatly praised the power of speech. And he said afterwards, "but there are speakers who are sinners of Israel,as it is written 'and your speakers sinned against Me.'" For all the intellectuals and philosphers and heretics, virtually all of them are great speakers. And in truth, in its root in holiness, speech is very good. As our Teacher ,may his memory be for a blessing, himself praised speech greatly, and he said that speech has great power to arouse the man.
And behold this matter of the value of speech is very necessary for every person who desires true and eternal life, who wants to go in the ways of Hashem, to return to the Blessed One. And the general advice, which is the foundation of all the types of advice, is isolation and talking between oneself and G*d, as we have explained many times. Meaning to accustom oneself every day to go to a special place to isolate himself and to speak before the Blessed One, the way one would speak to his friend, and to say a great amount of complaints, entreaties, requests, placations in the language that he normally speaks, that Hashem Yisborach should help him and merit him to return from his evil deeds and to draw near to the Blessed One. And for this the idea of speech is a great thing. Meaning to accustom oneself to expand his speech and to say many complaints and to request to find for himself each time new words of repentance and appeasement and nice complaints and words of arousal for great mercies. For in the matter of speaking between himself and his Maker, which is the main goal that we need through which we can merit eternal life, and to be saved from the pit of destruction and from the muddy depths, etc. For this matter we need all the types of speech in the world, petitions and requests and appeasments and placation and entreaties and mercy and grace and complaints and similarly like this greatly. And all the matters of these words are included in rhetoric. For all this comes at its root from the aspect of the highest rhetoric, from where King David, may peace be upon him, arranged the Book of Psalms with his holy spirit, which contains all the expressions of holy rhetoric. But the group mentioned above chose rhetoric for their own evil, to consume all their days in the ways of rhetoric, in order to draw the Israeli heart, G*d forbid, to the ways of the skeptics and the philosphers, through which they uproot themselves and their children and their students who go in thieir footsteps from both worlds, as we literally see in their evil ways and to where they arrive through their evil rhetoric.
And it is impossible to expand upon this here, for a multitude of parchments would be insufficient to tell the greatness of the bitter affliction that has spread out today so much and about those sinful rhetoriticians is said: "And what advantage is there to the master of the tongue" and "Remove from me the multitude of your songs", etc.
Who prays always for your peace and salvation, who yearns to be seen with you in joy.
Yisroel Dov Odesser
THE GOOD PATH
With G*d's Help
18 Tammuz 5724
In honor of the President of Israel, the pleasant one of my heart, Mr. Sh. Z. Shazar, who lowers himself and throws down his own honor for the sake of everything pertaining to benefit the projects and affairs of the True Tzaddik and Leader, who has the attractive power to attract and to draw the whole world near to Hashem Yisborach. Peace and long life, a good and true life.
My beloved, my brother, my soul and my heart: do not delay the mitzvah that Hashem has sent to you for your benefit. And be hasty to do it for the sake of Heaven without delay. For certain you will have a proper portion in everything that wil be born from this. Strengthen yourself to request wisdom from the True Sage, the great wonder of all the generations. And hear and listen to his words and advice. Day and night his memory should not depart from you, and you should place him always before your eyes. Balance your feet to straighten them out in the direction of the Truth, and from the path of falsehood flee and take distance. Do not be lazy about being a good friend to those who truly fear Hashem. Stick to their friendship always, especially on the holy Rosh Hashanah that is coming soon. Be a good friend to the true fearers of Hashem, always cling to their friendship, especially on the holy days of Rosh Hashanah that are coming. Balance out your feet to straighten them on the path of the Truth, and from the path of falsehood flee and take distance.
THE GOODNESS OF THE TZADDIK
With G*d's Help
2 Shevat 5721
My precious Mr.Zalman Shazar, who is covered with dust from the feet of the Tzaddik, in order to benefit from the pleasantness of his radiance and to fatten his soul with the splendors of the light of his teaching.
How very wondrous is your love for me. How very sweet were your words to me. And how much you gave me life with your words, my dear brother, when I see that, praise to G*d, the words of our exalted Rabbi [Rebbe Nachman of Breslov], may his memory be blessed, are making an impression on your pleasant heart, and are vitalizing and restoring your soul greatly. I am certainly hoping in G*d that He will increase His kindness with you, to enable you to succeed to do well in your destiny as well as your beginning. Be strong and brave, my dear one, to make yourself happy at all times, with all your strength, with all the methods that we received from the source of wisdom. Both with the good points and with the fact that we merited to know of such a light of lights. And in that He did not make me a goy [non-Jew]. For happiness is a great cure for all sorts of illnesses. Especially now that there is already in the world the power of the Tzaddik , the Beggar without hands. Who cures the King's daughter, the aspect of the generality of all the souls of Israel, with ten types of song. Accustom yourself every day to deepen your logical thinking into the powerful kindness and the amazing salvation that the Master of Wonders did with all of our People Israel, even in these our days, by sending us the True Tzaddik, complete in the essence of perfection, after whom there is no other perfection. Who is completely clean from all sin, who has not the slightest blemish, even the tiniest amount, even like a hairsbreadth, who draws down and reveals the free kindness, which sustained the world before the Giving of the Torah, through which he sustains and vitalizes the world even today, when the world is distant from the Torah. As they are distant. For he finds the Blessed One's life force even in the places that are far from the Torah. And all the evil that is in the world is pushed away and falls before him, and through this he gives life to all the simple people in the world, even the gentile nations, and all the distant ones who are lying in the depths of hell.
The Tzaddik himself is the aspect of the hidden kindness mentioned above, that can sustain and vitalize the world always, even if the world is distant as they are distant.
With G*d's Help
Midnight of the Second Night of Chanuka 5722
My dear heart, Mr. Zalman Shazar, who merited to join himself with the True Tzaddik, who is the true chosen head of all the choice and true Tzaddkim, unique in the generations. Who revealed such truth in the world that it is impossible to ruin it in any way in the world. Peace and life and all good.
You need to remember very very well, all the days of your life, each and every day, the greatness of G*d's kindness that He did with you and brought about awesome events in His concealed ways to draw you near to the True Tzaddik. Who removed you from the place he removed you. And who informs you that Hashem still is with you and will not remove His kindness from you forever. And even though you still are undergoing what you are undergoing, certainly the kindness and goodness that Hashem Yisborach has done with you certainly is not in vain, G*d forbid. And in the end Hashem Yisborach will finish His and you will merit to return to your source in perfection. For the word of G*d will stand forever, in every generation, to inform them of his exalted awesomeness: the great level of Rabbeinu [our Teacher], may his memory be for a blessing, the holy level of his teachings and sermons and all his matters.
THE HAPPINESS OF LIVING IN OUR ERA
With G*d's Help
Eve of Rosh Chodesh [New Month of] Shevat 5721
My precious, beloved, and yearned for: Mr. Zalman Shazar, who gets dusty in the dirt at the feet of the Tzaddik, in order to benefit from the pleasantness of his radiance. And to fatten his soul with the amazing light of his teaching. To draw from there eternal life. May you have length of days and years, with a majority of true and eternal good.
Brother, hold yourself. Do not let up. Make yourself fresh, as though today you were born. Gird up your loins like a mighty one, my dear brother. Be strong and brave and be happy and rejoice and trust in the power of the Elder of Holiness, the Elder of the Elders. For he walks before us at all times and in every generation. Even if we already have been snared as we have been snared and stumbled as we have stumbled; even though we ourselves are guilty. Even so happy are we, happy are we [ashreinu, ashreinu], thousands and tens of thousands of times without number, that we merited to what we merited, that we have come into this world at this time when there is such a light of lights, such a novelty of novelties....Such awesome teachings, sermons, and Stories, that have no example like them. And we have neither mouth or faculties to explain even the smallest amount of them. Even the least portion of them, a thousand or thousands or tens of thousands, until the place where these words reach, in the highest places in the Heavens. But also in their simplest form they vitalize all the souls with eternal life at all times. Delve into them and delve into them, into every lesson and sermon; certainly you will be able to vitalize (and rejoice) yourself always, and to vitalize others as well.
When the person is in a terrible bind, and the forces of evil overpower him, as they do, until he has no where to turn either right or left, until it appears that he has no hope, G*d forbid, and that he is in the grips of pressure and the constrictions on his soul; then turn to Hashem Yisborach from the bind. Even if he only turns himself to Hashem Yisborach like a hair's breadth, this is very precious in the eyes of Hashem Yisborach. And the letters of MeiTZeR [constriciton] are rearranged to form TZeMeR [wool], an aspect of the thread of wool that whitens the sins on Yom Hakippurim.
The True Tzaddik always finds merit in Israel, even in the most unworthy and the least of them, because in all of them can be found many good hairs, meaning the extent that they draw themselves occasionally from bad to good like a hair's breadth. And those hairs gather together and are weaved and woven and made into the light of the holy Tzitzis [fringes], which are an aspect of extremely high and awesome kindness, the root of all the Thirteen Traits of Mercy, from which are pardoned all the sins and transformed into merits.
Know and believe that not one good point and no single simple movement is ever lost, and even just a general arousal to holiness and a good thought are never lost, for as soon as one is awakened with a certain awakening, and all the more so when he does some act of holiness, then immediately the True Tzaddik, who works for the rectification of the souls of Israel, grabs it and brings it into the place that he brings it to, for the sake of the wondrous and awesome building that he labors to build, in order to bring into there all the outcasts in the world. And not one of them will be left outside. And through this great delight is created Above, without measure.
Seeking your peace, with feelings of love and yearning.
Yisroel D. Odesser
HAVE MERCY ON THE PEOPLE OF G*D
With G*d's Help
Eve of the Holy Sabbath
16 Tammuz 5725
In honor of the President of Israel, my heart and life, Mr. Sh. Z. Shazar, who is dear in the eyes of Hashem like a wife to her husband, because of the great force of his desire and yearning to bind himself with the True Sage, who exists forever and shields over Israel from generation to generation, to elevate everyone from the depths of the pit, from the essence of descent, from the essence of physicality, to a level higher and higher above all spirituality. May Hashem shield you and heal you and strengthen your power and your house in body and soul for length of days.
The main honor and greatness of the kingdom is specifically through humility. And the more humble the king is the more the kingdom spreads out. For this is the way of the kingdom: every time it must put humility before its honor and greatness. And also: in the place of your greatness there I find your humility, to come and to speak before you that which Hashem has put under my quill. Know and believe that from the moment of the beginning of your existence in your mother's womb it was decreed upon you by the Creator that vou would be President over Israel. In order that you have mercy on the People of Hashem with true mercy. And that with your great straight intellect and your polished and glorious tongue you would inform and teach the People the wondrous and awesome Truth that Hashem has put before your eyes, through many reasons and events of his wondrous Providence, in a manner of miracle and wonder, for the last seven years. And that you should open the eyes and heart of Israel that all would see and understand the real Truth, stored away and hidden and concealed from the eyes of everyone, which is the main life-force and existence of the Creation. And from whom will sprout the Final Redemption for us and for the entire world. That everyone will recognize and know Hashem. And they will give Him the Crown of the Kingdom.
We already have spoken somewhat about the matter of the bond of friendship and love that Hashem has made between us, and that truly there do not exist in the entire world men who are brothers, faithful and true like us. This was from Hashem, from Heaven. And we need to guard ourselves greatly that the love not become blemished, G*d forbid, even a hairsbreadth. For it is proper for us to hold fast to the love, with greater exaltation and greater determination, since we have merited to have a portion in publicizing and revealing the name of the True Tzaddik in the world, upon which depends our main hope, rectification, and Complete Redemption and the rectification of the whole world.
THE HOLINESS OF ERETZ YISROEL
[THE LAND OF ISRAEL]
With Thanks to G*d
The Fifth Day to Shabbat
The Tenth Israel Independence Day Festival 5718
In honor of my heart's desire, the pleasant Mr. Zalman Shazar. Peace and great light from the great Eagle. May he hover over you every day, constantly, for the length of your days.
Behold I send to you my heartfelt blessing on the Tenth Israel Independence Day Festival. Blessed is the One who has sustained us and brought us to this time. Who has made for us open miracles in the eyes of the whole world and hidden miracles concealed from our minds. So too may we merit the Complete Redemption through the revelation of the holy knowledge of the True Tzaddik, the Flowing Stream the Source of Wisdom, may his merit protect us, Amen.
Through the sanctity of Eretz Yisroel [the Land of Israel] we merit to know of the True Rebbe. And according to how much we merit to attach and to be included with the True Tzaddik, so too do we merit a portion in Eretz Yisroel.
Eretz Yisroel is the encompassing holiness of all forms of holiness. In her we merit to escape from the perspective of "nature" and to know and to believe that everything is through Divine Providence alone. And this awareness is the essence of holiness. If a person were truly to believe in the sanctity of Eretz Yisroel, even in just one part in a thousand of her true holiness, surely he would run and fly to Eretz Yisroel with all his strength, and no obstacle could stop him.
Every member of Israel has a portion in Eretz Yisroel, and there is our life, there is our holiness, there is our home, there is our Land, there is our soil, there is our portion, there is our lot. And in Chutz Le'aretz [literally, "outside the Land"] we dwell like a guest with nowhere to lodge, who wanders around in the courtyards, marketplaces and streets, for there is not our land and our portion at all. And therefore it is called "Outside the Land," "outside" precisely. For we are standing on the outside, literally outside, and there is no one to gather us home until we shall come onto the Ground of Holiness.
By dwelling in Eretz Yisroel we can perceive the Providence of the Blessed Lord over the world.
Yisroel Dov Odesser
HOW TO ENTER THE SEA OF WISDOM
With G*d's Help
26 Kislev, Chanuka 5722
My dear heart, Mr. Zalman Shazar, who merited to join himself with the True Tzaddik, who is the genuine chosen head amongst all the chosen and true Tzaddikim, unique in their generations, who has revealed such truth in the world that it is impossible to damage it in any way in the world. Peace and life and all good.
You need to remember very very well, all the days of your life, each and every day, the great kindness of G*d that He did with you and caused awesome events to happen in His secret ways to draw you near to the True Tzaddik. Who extracted you from the place he extracted you. And he informs you that Hashem is still close to you and that He will not abandon His kindness to you forever. And even though you still are undergoing what you are undergoing, even so certainly the kindness and good that Hashem Yisborach has done with you is not in vain, G*d forbid, and in the end Hashem Yisborach will finish His and you will merit to return to your source in perfection, in the great strength and merit of the Tzaddik, for the word of G*d lasts forever.
Through the holy light, wondrous and awesome, of the holy Chanuka light, we draw upon ourselves the light of the True Tzaddik, who already drew in the perfection of the Redemption that will be through our Righteous Messiah. The main Coming of the Messiah is to reveal the Truth in the world. For now the Truth is in a great exile and everyone says that the Truth is with him. And the main Truth will be revealed through the Messiah. Falsehood is the side of death, and Truth is an elixir of life. And therefore the separation of truth from falsehood is an aspect of the revival of the dead. (The Truth is the aspect of "in order". Meaning that people say things as they are, which is the aspect of "in order". But the falsehood is the aspect of "not in order", since people change the matter and the story from its true order. The main mitzvah of the Chanuka light is to light and to illuminate the light of Truth in the world, that everyone should merit to know where is the Truth, that he lights and illuminates all the souls of Israel with the light of the Messiah, in all the types of darkness and gloom, and he nullifies all the darkness and all the fallen loves. And he saves them from mighty flood waters, that rise up all the time to destroy the world, to make people forget the Torah.
Hashem Yisborach in His mercy leads each generation with His kindness through the Great TrueTzaddik, and his proper and true students, who occasionally grab people and remove them from very distant and dirty places, and they start to purify them and to draw them to Hashem Yisborach and illuminate them with great light, with a great illumination. Even though there are many who fall afterwards from their level, may G*d save us, even so each time they try to draw nearer, because You are exalted forever Hashem. Always You have the upper hand, until in the end everything will be rectified perfectly.
(Now that the exile has lasted so long upon us.) Now in the great power of the darkness, the Truth is hidden, and one who turns away from evil runs wild and those who fear sin are despised. And in most cases people of truth are very pursued, because of the accusation against the True Tzaddik, and the main rectification is not to enter into inquiries and questions and explanations at all. Just to look at the real Truth and to guard yourself from stumbling in the net of the pursuers, with their smooth tongues and their cleverness and scoffing. And all this is harder than physical pursuit, for a mental obstacle is the hardest of all.
One who wants to enter the sea of wisdom will find it impossible except through a true leader, who will know all the ways and paths in the sea of wisdom. And who, with wisdom and wondrous craftsmanship, will make ships with which to traverse and to sail in the sea of wisdom. For one who does not receive from the True Rebbe, who is the aspect of Moses, the idea of constriction and boundaries of the intellect, so that he not enter into and comprehend that which is too much and too wondrous for him; and that he not enter into investigations and questions and answers, but rather that he will rely just on Faith. And if he will enter into the sea of wisdom [without the True Rebbe], certainly he will drown spiritually and physically in the sea. And this was the main miracle of the splitting of the Sea of Reeds [the culmination of the Exodus from Egypt by the Children of Israel; see Exodus: chapters 12-15], that the Sea of Wisdom was split for them spiritually, in the strength and merit of Moses our Teacher, peace be upon him, and they merited to traverse it in peace. And so too the sea split for them physically and they passed across the dry land in the midst of the sea. And the main thing was that Moses illuminated them with the idea of silence, not to doubt the traits of the Blessed One, an aspect of "Hashem will fight for you and you will be silent" [Exodus 14:14].
IBAY HANACHAL : OUR CHILD
With G*d's Help
27 Elul 5730
In honor of the President of Israel, who rules over the secret chambers of science and supremely high wisdom, higher than all, that our Teacher, the Flowing Stream, revealed. Who in his wisdom will conquer the whole world and will extract them from darkness to light and will illuminate all of them with the pleasant light of Hashem. May you be written and sealed for a good year and life and peace for you and your household, and may you have long days and years in your government with much good.
The days of old-age have leapt upon me with a strong hand, and my strength and my mind are weak and poor. In addition the illnesses and pains and afflictions without measure that surround me from all sides, due to my many sins, may you be spared, do not allow me to come in letters or writing as is proper for us.
Even if the bodies are far apart, but our souls are very close. For we are connected together in a solid unity, at the root of the soul of the true Leader and Sage, who is our redeemer and savior, who is the root of our Judaism, who is our whole life-force and consolation and our hope, and the hope of all Israel from generation to generation for eternity! The fire of our love will not be extinguished or falter forever and ever. Hashem knows the secrets of my heart, that the fire of your love burns always in my heart, without limit. And day and night all my thoughts are on you, on your well-being and your salvation in body and soul. And I pray and entreat that Hashem will shine into your heart the light of Truth, the new light, wonder of wonders, light of lights, very awesome, the Flowing Stream, that you desire. And you yearn and long with expiration of the soul that it be revealed and glorified and publicized throughout the world. For through this the world will be rectified in the essence of complete rectification.
My dear brother, delight of my heart, splendor of my heart and my soul. I cannot remove my love and my yearning and my longing from you for even a moment, because there depends on this high, hidden, and awesome things that are the salvation of Israel. Know that each and every word that came forth from the mouth of our Teacher, may his memory be for a blessing, rise up without limit and descend to the deepest depths, to raise up and to elevate the whole world to Hashem Yisborach, even the distant, who were totally alienated from the holiness of the Torah and have fallen wondrously, to the essence of descent, beyond which there is no descent. Even upon them and upon us have reached his mercy in this impoverished generation, to arouse and to awaken them, to support and to assist them, to cure and to heal them, and to raise them up to the utter essence of ascents. Happy are we, happy are we, that we merited in these our generations more than all the previous generations since the Creation of the world. Happy are your ears and happy are your eyes and your heart, that you have seen and heard and understood all this. And may we merit to know even more than this in the future, when Truth will sprout from the earth.
Our amazing love was born in Tiberias, on Tu Bishvat [15 Shevat] 5717. From this love and holy union was born to us a son, to good fortune, and you have called his name in Israel Ibay Hanachal [Young Blossoms of the Stream], after The Flowing Stream the Source of Wisdom. This dear son is very important and beloved in the eyes of G*d and man. From this only child were born forth great mollifications and salvations for the People of Israel, as is known slightly to you how greatly beloved and desired is our child amongst the leaders of Torah and Fear of Heaven, all of whom praise and extoll him without measure. And all of them are amazed about the matter of our bond, through which has been magnified and sanctified the honor of Hashem above and below.
This was from Hashem to write you these holy words, for it had not come to my mind to write them at the beginning of the letter. This day of Tu Bishvat Hashem made wonders; let us rejoice and be happy on it. Now in the middle of the letter has come to me your letter and heartfelt blessing, along with a check for the sum of 100 Israeli lirot, and joy has been added to my joy. From the depths of my heart I exclaim to your honored and exalted one many thanks and thunderous applause for the good and the kindness that you have done for me. May Hashem repay your good effort and let your recompense be complete. May you bear a blessing from Hashem, and may He cause you success in everything you do, and may you merit to see the revelation of the Truth in the world.
The words of your servant and faithful and loving friend, who serves you with all his heart and soul. May you be blessed with a good and fortunate year, for a good and long life.
Yisroel Ber Odesser
THE JOY OF KNOWING THE TZADDIK
With G*d's Help
Rosh Chodesh [First of the New Month of] Nissan 5722
The delight of my eye and heart, Mr. Zalman Shazar, pleasant to everyone. The might and strength of Hshem will be your strength, and will strengthen your heart with all forms of power, to hasten greatly to skip over what you must in order that you be able to draw onto your mind and wisdom illumination from the melody and song of wonders that transcends nature, that comes forth from the harp of 72 strings of the Tzaddik, that will be revealed in the future at the time of the End of Days by our Righteous Messiah. Through this heresy and false faiths are destroyed and nullified, and through this everyone will return to the Truth and will draw near to Hashem Yisborach and His Torah, and the whole world will be filled with knowledge to know that Hashem is G*d. Peace and all good for length of days.
My dear and beloved brother, how much has my joy increased since I have merited to see your handwriting, strong and filled with affection and faithful blessings, dearer to me than thousands of gold and silver. I have requested from you, my dear friend, to review the words that I have written to you until now, and that the books of our Teacher, may his memory be for a blessing, always be on your mind, and to study them with precision. For surely you will find in every word all types of sweetness, and surely you will be able to vitalize yourself always with them, even in the depths of the darkness of all sorts of spiritual travails. Do not let it seem evil in your eyes that I have not written to you in a long time, for Hashem knows my heart, for I surely have yearned with consumption of my being to broaden our communication and to travel with you in the Upper Gan Eden [Paradise] of the Tzaddik every day. However my mind is not clear because of betrayals of time that have surrounded me, as is known to you sligh tly. And if Hashem will desire to expand my mind, then for sure I will make myself strong and brave with all my soul, to inform you at all times awesome news about the salvations and powerful kindnesses that Hashem has done with us in these latter days, at the end of this final and bitter exile, through the True Tzaddik, who is the fortress of our final hope. Until that even now, after all the bitterness and great destruction that we have caused, our main consolation and hope is the wondrous kindnesses, that are the aspect of very high and hidden intellect, the roots of the Torah, which are above the Torah, that "The Flowing Stream, the Source of Wisdom" [i.e., Rebbe Nachman of Breslov; see Proverbs 18:4] draws upon us in order to give life to all the fallen souls that have multiplied greatly in these generations. It is upon us to rejoice and to dance with a full heart, with great joy, that we have merited to know of the one who works for our eternal rectification in every generation. And woe be to those who argue against and oppose this one who works to rectify our souls at all times. And even though they dispute as they do and scorn as they do, even so in the end the Truth will be revealed to all until all distribution of honor will be to the Truth, and then certainly everyone will run to serve Hashem in Truth and to draw near to the True Tzaddik, who is the main perfection of the Truth.
I seek your peace and salvation and bless you with instructive blessings for a kosher and happy Festival [Passover]. I await and look forward to seeing you today to rejoice with us together over our happiness.
Yisroel Dov Odesser
THE KING'S SON AND WISDOM
With G*d's Help
10 Nissan 5726
In honor of the President of Israel, my heart and my flesh, Mr. Sh. Z. Shazar, whose splendor and praise go forth and grow, and people are saying that there is no wise and understanding one like him, who has put his heart to come to the concealed treasure of Truth. And all his desire and longing is to introduce the Truth into the whole world.
The King's son was wise. And he loved wisdom greatly. And there were great Sages with him. And whoever would come to him with some sort of wisdom, he regarded with very great importance. And he would give them honor and wealth for the wisdom. To each one according to his desire. Whoever wanted money, he would give him money. And whoever wanted honor, he would give him honor. Everything for wisdom. And because the wisdom was so important to him all of them took themselves to the wisdom. And the whole country was involved with types of wisdom. For this one wanted money, in order that he would get money through this [wisdom], and this one wanted prominence and honor. And since all of them were involved only in the types of wisdom, therefore they forgot there, in that country, the strategies of war. For all of them were involved with types of wisdom, until all the citizens of the country became very wise, until the least one in that country would be in another country a greater sage than them all. And the sages in that country were very great and exceptionally wise. And there was great profundity and exactitude in the wisdom of the sages; and because of the types of wisdom, the sages of that country became heretics. And they also dragged the King's son mentioned above to their ideas, and he also became a heretic. And the King's son, since he was a good son, for he had been born with good, and he had good and straight character traits, occasionally would recall where he was in the world and what he was doing. And he would groan and sigh over this, that he had fallen to such confusions and had strayed so much. And he would sigh greatly. But as soon as he started using his intellect, the above mentioned wisdoms of heresy returned to him and grew stronger. And so it happened many times that he would recall where he was in the world, and he would groan and sigh. But as soon as he started to use his intellect, the atheism mentioned above returned to him and grew stronger!
There are people who spend much time engaging in wisdoms, and in most cases their intent in this is only for the vanities of this world, meaning for prominence and honor, or money and similarly. And because they are involved only in wisdoms, through this they forget the strategies of war entirely. Meaning how to fight the great war that the person needs to fight in this world, which is the war against the evil inclination. And sometimes they come to total atheism because of their wisdoms.
LET US GUARD OUR LOVE
With G*d's Help
In honor of the President of Israel, delight of my eyes, Mr. Sh. Z.Shazar, who is beloved to Hashem like an only child, like a precious child. And Who boasts about him in all the worlds, about all the good points that he has. And especially about the supreme point, that rises above all and is the root of all. Which is your great love and your desire, that you desire with all your heart, for the True Leader and Sage, who is your whole life-force, and the life-force and the root of the Creation for all generations. May Hashem have mercy on His People and rejoice and heal your soul. And fortify your strength and your health and add to you life and length of days and good years, to see the pleasantness of Hashem.
The main honor and greatness of the kingdom is through humility specifically. And the more humility the king has, the more his kingdom spreads out. Your humility allows me to come and to speak before you that which Hashem will put under my quill.
I already have written about the matter of the love between us, that there do not exist in all the world men who are brothers, beloved and truly faithful, like us. This was from Hashem, from Heaven. And we need to guard ourselves greatly, so that our love not be damaged even a hairsbreadth. For it is proper for us to love each other with greater dignity and greater determination, since we have merited to have a portion in the publicity and the revelation of the True Tzaddik in the world. From whom will sprout the Complete Redemption for the People of Israel and for the whole world, so that all of them will know Hashem and will give to Him the crown of the kingdom.
Know, my brother, and believe that from the moment that you started to exist in your mother's womb it was decreed upon you by the Creator that you would be President over Israel. In order that, with your broad and straight intellect and your polished and glorious tongue, you would teach the People the awesome Truth that Hashem has revealed before your eyes, in the manner of miracle and wonder, for the past seven years. And that you would open the eyes and heart of Israel so that all of them would see and would understand the real Truth, stored away and hidden and concealed from the eyes of all; who is our main Redemption and the redemption of our souls and the rectification of the world in perfection.
THE LIGHT OF THE TZADDIK
With G*d's Help
Third Day of the Intermediate Days of Passover 5721
My dear Mr. Zalman Shazar, whose pure intellect, straight and deep, has helped him to arrive to the place of his desire. To the point of the truth, that sweetens the bitterness of the world and vitalizes and sustains all the worlds. Peace and life and all good.
Today your pleasant letter reached me, together with a check for the sum of 100 Israeli lirot. Many thanks and great appreciation from the walls of my heart. I received great satisfaction of the spirit from the fact that I see that the love of the point of truth, which is our portion of all our effort, has found a nest in your noble heart. This is our hope. This is our consolation. This is our salvation forever. May Hashem help you to strengthen yourself to think deep thoughts, to strengthen yourself and to connect to the light of the Tzaddik. Immerse yourself very deeply in the words of our Teacher, may his memory be for a blessing, in the teachings. In the stories. And in the prayers. And apply all the power of your soul and all the holy fire that is rooted in your Israeli heart to all our treasures. In this way you will live a life. [Yiddish: ve'azoy vesti leyben a leyben.] For apart from this there is no vitality at all.
All the world is full of sufferings and afflictions of different sorts. And no person has any way to console himself except with the little good that he merits to grab in these few and evil days. There are days of childhood and youth. Days of ascent and control. And days of descent, which are days of old age. And it must be that there will pass over every man, all the days of his life, many many different types of periods. Times of good. Times of bad. And the True Tzaddik, who teaches Torah and knowledge to Israel, shines on each one so that he will be able to strengthen himself in all the times and periods that pass over him. In a manner that he will not fall or be distanced from Hashem Yisborach forever. Now in these last generations, when the person shows strength with even a light motion, like a hair, to return to Hahsem Yisborach. This is more precious to Hashem Yisborach than the great achievements of the first generations.
The author, who entreats and prays always for your peace and success, blesses you with a kosher [ritualistically proper] and happy Festival.
Ben Attar 28, Tel Aviv
THE LIMIT OF ISRAEL'S HOLINESS
With G*d's Help
26 Iyar 5722
My dear heart, Mr. Zalman Shazar, who merited to taste the pleasantness of the Truth, clear and pure, and who woke up from the fire burning in his heart and ignited his soul and his mind to think deep thoughts and great advice and schemes to increase and to make known the Name of the True Tzaddik, who draws upon us the light of the Messiah. And who breaks and nullifies completely the filth and the poison of heresies and false beliefs that are darkening the eyes of Israel and that are hiding and concealing the light of the True Tzaddik and are separating the legs from the head. Meaning that they make a separation between the Assembly of Israel, who are the aspect of the legs, and between the Tzaddik, who is the head, the head of the children of Israel. And through this the wisdom of philosphy becomes strengthened in the world, and books of heresy and atheism, which put hatred and disdain between Israel and their Father in Heaven, multiply. Peace and life and all good.
Our lowliness in this orphaned generation, in the great depth of our utter utter descent into denial and false beliefs, is powerful. And all of us have strayed like sheep, until we have come to the edge and the end of Israel. To a place where the border of Israel ends, where the holiness of Israel ends, from which point on the holiness of Israel does not extend.
THE MASTER OF PRAYER
With G*d's Help
Sixth Day, Eve of Rosh Chodesh [New Month of] Iyar 5721
My whole thing is prayer.
The love of my heart, Mr. Zalman Shazar, who penetrates with a flame of fire to the depths of the sea of wisdom of the Tzaddik, the Master of Prayer, who raises people up from the sea of heresy and apostasy to the highest Faith. Peace and all eternal good in this and the next [worlds].
Rejoice, O rejoice in the salvation of Hashem, that you merited good and strong desires and yearnings. And with them you are achieving much for the benefit of the concerns of the Tzaddik, who is the true King's son. He is the Master of Prayer. He is the Seven Beggars. [See Rebbe Nachman's Stories.] He is the generalization of all the great and choice Tzaddikim, unique in the generations, who revealed such teachings and stories that have never before been heard, and they are our main hope for all generations of the world.
The awesome Stories, even though we have no grasp of or mental inkling about them, even so it is understood and revealed, literally perceptible to the eye of everyone, that they all contain very amazing and awesome words. Whatever idea or discovery we find in the Stories is just a general hint, less than a drop in the sea. For the secret of the essence of the Story itself is very far above and beyond our minds.
The story of the Master of Prayer is an amazing and awesome story, truly amazing. And according to its simple meaning it describes every type of sensible rebuke and straight path. And it arouses amazing desire to serve Hashem Yisborach in all who read it. And it tells in general about all sorts of mistakes and false reasoning of lies and errors that are found in the world. And about their discernment and rectification. And behold the Master of Prayer, who always was involved with prayers and songs and praises to Hashem Yisborach, was dwelling outside of civilization. Except that he was accustomed to enter the settlement in order to entice and to induce people to serve Hashem Yisborach, to go in His way. And whoever agreed with him, they immediately brought him outside the settlement. For most settlements of the world are very far from the true purpose of life, and all the behavior of the Master of Prayer and his men was to turn away from the custom of the settled world, the majority of which is drawn after the vanity of the world and its pleasures and lusts. And therefore the Master of Prayer, with his men, was forced to dwell outside of civilization. And in this place where the Master of Prayer was dwelling, there was a river before him and trees and fruit, and they ate from the fruit, and about their clothing he was not strict at all!
The True Tzaddik, who works at drawing people near to serving Hashem Yisborach, dwells with his men outside of civilization. Meaning that all his dwelling and behavior certainly is literally the opposite of the ways of civilization, whose actions are vain, and who pursue luxuries and are preoccupied with the vanities of time. But the Tzaddik with his men are completely far from all this and are satisfied with what they have [see Chapters of the Fathers 4:1]. And especially about clothes and garments they are not particular at all.
And they dwell completely outside of civilization, literally, in all their ideas and customs. And they toil only in prayer, and songs and praises to Hashem Yisborach, and repentance, and confession, and fasting, etc. And for these men any service of Hashem that appeared to the majority of the world that it would be very difficult to accept on themselves service like that; yet for these men all this is more precious than all the pleasures in the world. For they have more pleasure from a great mortification or fast or similarly than all the pleasures of the world. But even though they dwell outside of civilization, they still would enter the settlement all the time in order to draw more people near to the service of Hashem. And they conducted themselves in this with great wisdom, for the people of the settlement were waiting for the Master of Prayer to capture him. And this was because the world had become so confused and erring in their fallacious ideas that someone who was close to the true purpose of existence and spoke against their fallacious ideas, and who worked to draw people near to serving Hashem Yisborach, they rose up against him with hatred and a great war, and waited for him to trap him and to capture him. Therefore one must engage in this [entering the settlement to talk to people about serving G*d] with great wisdom!
The True Tzaddik, who is the Master of Prayer, has such foods that when people merit to eat and taste from those foods, they immediately throw away their lust for money, and they feel the great vileness of money, that literally stinks like excrement, until they are very embarrassed with the money, and the money is the greatest source of shame of all shames. And whoever has more money is more ashamed. And also low-status people, who lack money, are also embarrassed with themselves that they were so insignificant in their own eyes because of their lack of money. For now it is revealed to them just the opposite: money is the main source of shame. And therefore the rich were even more embarrassed. And they buried themselves in caves of dirt, due to the great shame that they had one from the other, until they could not raise their faces at all from the shame. For those foods of the Master of Prayer contain this remedy, that through them people despise money, with the essence of disgust, and throw away the gods of silver and the gods of gold, as it will be in the future! [See Isaiah 31]
One who truly wants to think about the purpose of life and is forced to live amongst people who are totally far from this purpose, must then also be careful that in his mind, at the very least, he will be outside of civilization. And to distance his thoughts and mind and all his behavior from every aspect of alien mannerisms, and alien traits, and evil ideas, and thoughts of falsehood that exist and are very common amongst most people of the settled world.
The author, who seeks your peace and prays for your salvaton and success.
THE MERIT OF THE TZADDIK SHOULD CURE YOU
With G*d's Help
26 Tammuz 5731
Jerusalem the Holy City
Healing and salvation to the honorable President of Israel, who resides in the depths of my heart, Mr. Z. Shazar, who carries his soul to the real Truth, the Flowing Spring, and has carved out with him an eternal Covenant. For this reason Hashem desires him and has brought about many reasons and great wonders until our holy connection and union, from which was born the holy child Ibay Hanachal, was established and fragranced. That all are amazed, bewildered, and dumbstruck over this amazing child, and all accept him with bright faces, with great love and joy. For he waters Israel with the waters of Truth that flow from the spring of salvation, the Flowing Spring, from which will sprout forth the Final Redemption. May Hashem heal you and guard you from all evil, from every illness, for length of days and good years, Amen and Amen.
Blessed be the Source of Good and the Doer of Good, Blessed be the Healer of the sick and Blessed be Hashem who has put your soul into life and Who has not allowed your foot to stumble. Hashem knows the secrets. He knows how very much I am suffering over your affliction, and the prayers and the tears from the depths of the heart that I am pouring forth over you before Hashem, that He have pity and mercy on you and on His People Israel and send His word and cure you and heal you completely, for a good life, a long life, a true life of holy faith and complete repentance, in the strength and merit of all the true Tzaddikim, unique in their generations, at the head of whom is the True Leader of our generation and of all the generations to come, our supremely wondrous Teacher, very very exalted and awesome, the
Flowing Spring the Source of Wisdom, our Teacher Rebbe NA NACH NACHMA NACHMAN ME'UMAN, higher than all the highest. And may the strength of his merit shield us and all Israel.
I am certain and lean myself on your trait of great goodness to request mercy and forgiveness, pardon and atonement, for perhaps I have done something unwittingly against your will and I have caused you pain or suffering of the soul. Or that I have damaged, G*d forbid, without knowledge or intent, your honor, my master the President, delight of my heart. Please pardon me for this with a complete heart.
THE MESSIAH WILL REVEAL THE TZADDIK
With G*d's Help
Midnight of the Sixth Night 9 Kislev 5722
On the holy grave of Rabbi Meir Ba'al HaNess, may his merit protect us. [Rabbi Meir was a Talmudic Sage, a colleague of Rabbi Akiva, from Eretz Yisroel, in the period before and after the destruction of the Second Holy Temple by the Romans. His grave is in Tiberias, next to the Sea of Galilee, and forms the heart of the Yeshiva bearing his name.] One word of Truth counts more than thousands and tens of thousands of words that have a taint of falsehood. In everything that we are speaking our intent is not only to speak alone, but rather to fulfill this and to save your soul through this.
The daughter of my eye and heart, Mr. Zalman Shazar, who girded up his loins without laziness and enjoined his fiery heart to use the purity of his sharp and apt tongue, and his extremely great talent, beyond the norm, to gather great souls of authors and scientists, to enflame their hearts to the True Tzaddik, who is completely unique in the world. Who is the main novelty and wonder of al the great True Tzaddikim, the ascendants of every generation, the sole novelties that were in all the generations. [This chief Taddik] supresses and nullifies the vanity and foolish spirit and insanity of the secular wisdoms and false faiths. And reveals the Blessed G*d in the world, through the foods that cook in the fire of his kitchen. Only the King Messiah will be the matchmaker who will introduce and attach all Israel to this Tzaddik, and will reveal and publicize the great power of his exalted level and granduer and the power and fierce awesomeness of his wisdom and awesome teachings, without limit or boundary, so t hat the mouth cannot speak or the heart understand. And through this the world will be rectified and and everyone will draw near to Hashem Yisborach and the whole world will be filled with knowledge of G*d.
May Hashem fill the days of your life with all true good. Happy are the ears that merit to hear about the great friendship and powerful love that I have loved you; a great love, a true love will not falter or desist forever. And because of your great desire to see your eternal success, behold I am sending to you these words from the words of Rabbeinu, may his memory be for a blessing, that Hashem sent into my heart after the conversations and the prayers and the cries and the tears that I poured out over you before the Blessed Creator, during hisbodedus [private secluded personal prayer] at midnight in the mountains next to Rabbi Meir Ba'al HaNess [the Yeshiva where Rabbi Yisroel Odesser learned in Tiberias, next to the Sea of Galilee], may his merit protect us. For your soul is connected to mine always, every day, every moment, and especially during my prayers and entreaties my innards roar over you greatly. For I know the goodness of your heart and the specialness of your extremely precious and fine soul in its innermost essence.
Wake up, my brother, from your sleep and remember your Creator in the days of your old age and think about your eternal fate and purpose before the candle goes out. For many of your years already have passed. And the time goes and roars. Our days on the earth go and storm and fly like a shadow . And when will you work for your eternal home? The day is short and the work is great. And it is not upon you to finish the work, just whatever you find in your power to do, do; and if not now then when. Each and every day the day runs and flies very very much and it does not stand still even for a single moment.
THE MIRACLES OF G*D : ISRAEL'S INDEPENDENCE DAY
With G*d's Help
6 Iyar 5727
In honor of the President of Israel, my heart and my flesh, Mr. Z. Shazar, who digs and burrows to reveal the living waters that give life to dead bodies like us today, in these generations, in which we have fallen in the most utter descent. And tin the future they will be revealed in perfection by the King Messiah, who through the great force of his awesome righteousness and wisdom will reveal and inform to the whole world the secret of the awesome teachings of the True Tzaddik. And through him the world will be rectified.
Blessing and life and peace.
It is upon us to be happy
and to rejoice, to sing, to jubilate and to make melody, to thank and to praise
and to acclaim the Master of the Universe on Israel Independence Day [Yom Ha'atzma'ut],
the day of miracles and great and awesome wonders that Hashem has done with
us. Let us rejoice and be happy on it, in each and every year and on every day
and at every moment, and for the miracles and for the salvations and for the
awesome might that He does with us in the eyes
of all the nations, from the time that we have merited with the salvation of Hashem to conquer our portion and our inheritance from the hands of the wild robbers. And even more that what your exalted honor feels and knows and sees at all times, revealed miracles above the boundary of nature. But at this time now they still are
covered and clothed in the way of nature. The Merciful One will finish our Redemption, the Complete Redemption, and will return to us the Holy Temple, the Temple of our life, the Temple of our glory, speedily in our days, Amen. And all the gentiles will wonder and will say: Hashem has made mighty to do for the Jews, the Holy People, the chosen People in the Chosen Land.
My love and my heart and my soul are very very faithful to you, and my eyes are dripping tears in my prayer and my entreaty before Hashem that He give you success in this path that you are going on, in each and every country, and in each and every place that you go and tread your foot there. May Hashem give you grace and a good mind in the eyes of the peoples and the ministers, for the benefit of our People and our Land. That only this is your whole essential purpose and desire and your intention in your travelling and your going and your journeying and your hard work. May Hashem guard your going out and your coming in for life and for joy and for peace, forever.
When you leave on your journey, do not forget to take with you the treasure and the good gift, that Hashem has given to you with His great mercy. This is the small old book, Kitzur Likutay Moreinu Harav Rebbe Nachman [Kitzur Likutay Mohoran] from the year 5595, as is your good and perpetual custom. It certainly will protect you on the way and will draw down and shine upon you the light of holiness of Faith in the uniqueness and unity of the Blessed One and in His personal Divine Providence, that all this is included in each and every word that is written there. Happy are we, happy is our pleasant portion, that we have merited to know a little of the greatnes of the True Tzaddik. He will comfort us from the sadness of our deeds.He is our vitality, he is our consolation and our hope. Happy are we, happy are we thousands of times for every word that we merit to receive from him.
Your beloved friend and faithful servant, who serves you always with all my heart and soul, and who awaits and yearns for the time when I shall merit to see you always full of happpiness and to give you good and eternal gifts that are stored away in the treasure-house of the Flowing Spring.
MY G*D, HELP US !
With G*d's Help
22 Nissan 5723
The Holy Jerusalem
My bone and my flesh, Mr. Zalman Shazar, who has sharpened his ears and heart to hear the amazing and awesome song and melody, supreme and choice, of the True Tzaddik. Through which he removes from our hearts all types of poisonous arrows. That are the errors and confusions of heresies and false beliefs. And he heals us completely. The King Messiah will sing this song in the future and through this will draw the whole world near to Hashem Yisborach and will fill the world with knowledge of Hashem.
May your light break forth like the dawn and your cure from Hashem quickly sprout.
I received your heartfelt blessing from the 8th day of Nissan 5723, with a check for the sum of 100 Israeli lirot. You vitalized my soul very greatly. And I rejoice with great happiness without limit over your strong desire to dig and to find the deep waters from which grows the Holy Faith. May Hashem be with you and give you long life, good life. A life of true faith, which is the essence of the life in this world and the Next.
My King and my G*d, to You shall I pray. To You shall I cry for help. To You shall I shout. To You shall I ask for compassion. To You shall I spread out my hands. I reached out my hands all day long. My heart will cry to Hashem. From the depths of the heart I call to You. From the deepest depths I whistle for Your true mercy and compassion. As a ram thirsts for rivers of water, so does my soul thirst for You O G*d. Like doves humming and drumming with their hearts, so will my heart for Your hords of mercies and kindnesses. When the lion and the cub sound against their prey and many shepards shout at them; from their voice they do not back down and their numbers they do not answer. So shall I roar and shout and scream and cry for help and hum and whistle and hope for and anticipate and expect and await Your mercies and Your salvation. I shall not desist and I shall not be silent from always calling to You Hashem my G*d and G*d of my fathers. I called Your Name, Hashem, from the deepest pit. Hear Hashem my calling voice and have compassion on me and answer me and help me and save me and merit me with truly complete Faith. Save me, please, our Father in Heaven, from blemished Faith. Guard us with great mercies and save us from the wondrous blows that come, G*d forbid, on blemished Faith, for which nothing helps: not healing and not prayer and not ancestral merit. And even all the voices of alas and woe and groaning and sighing also do not help for them. Because everything is blemished and ruined by the blemish of the Holy Faith, which is the foundation of the whole Torah and the foundation of all the worlds and everything that belongs to them. For everything depends on and exists and endures only through the Holy Faith.
Please awesomely Holy One, full of great mercies. Let us merit to cry out to You in truth from the depths of the heart. From the deepest depths. As we need to shout to You now. As is revealed before You, Master of everything, all the plagues of our heart. Help us to cry out to You from the heart with a truly deep voice, with a thin quiet voice. In a manner that we shall merit to awaken upon us the wonders of Your very wondrous and awesome mercies and kindnesses and compassions and salvations . Until we shall merit to arouse and to reveal true advice, deep advice from the depths of this darkness and gloom that we have been trapped in very much due to our many sins. For You alone make great wonders. You make unfathomable wonders, miracles and wonders without number. And You reveal deep things from the darkness and take into the light the shadow of death. Take us out from darkness to light. Do for us wonders, and influence us and reveal to us advice from afar, in a manner that we shall merit to nurture the Holy Faith through this, and have mercy on us with Your great mercies and grant us Your gift of wisdom, understanding, and knowledge of holiness, in a manner that we shall merit to dig and to reveal the waters from which the Holy Faith grows. That are the deep waters of advice in the heart of a man. So that we shall merit to reveal and to illuminate deep advice from amidst the deep darkness. And influence with Your mercies good advice in the world. Complete advice, true advice according to Your good Will. In a manner that we shall merit, with true and eternal success in this transient world, to succeed to go in Your good ways and to draw near to You in truth and with a complete heart. And that we shall merit to fulfill Your true and proper advice.
THE NEED FOR THE GREATEST REBBE
With G*d's Help
The Night of the 23rd of Shevat 5721
My beloved heart, Mr. Zalman Shazar, master of a clear, mature, and polished mind, who can understand and clarify the ultimate Truth that redeems from all afflictions. May the Master of salvations save you, that you should flee from everything that is afflicting you to the Tzaddik, who transforms everything for the good.
Our letters are precious remedies, for they are living waters that flow from the wellspring of wisdom of the blind Beggar, who is the Elder of Elders, who said, "I am very old and I am an infant and completely young...." Who is our cure and life-force in every generation; let your eyes see and your heart rejoice. And it is fitting for you to perceive hints from this, that the mercies of Hashem Yisborach are still on you and on me. And for sure He will not abandon you forever. And whatever will be, whatever will be, your fate will be for good. Just be strong and brave to rejoice your heart at all times. And to transform all sorts of bitternesses, and all sorts of sadness and despair, to joy and happiness. For what would we do if, with bitterness and sadness and despair like this, we opposed such a light of lights, who is the source of our life? G*d forbid, G*d forbid, our hope would be lost completely, Heaven forbid. But now there is good and wondrous hope for all generations; and also for me and also for you, there is good hope without a doubt. Hope in Hashem and He will save you!
The principle is that we need the greatest Rebbe in order to merit Divine comprehension. And whoever draws himself near to a person of small-stature, not only will he not help him, for he cannot cure powerful illnesses of the soul, but he also will damage him greatly. And all the more so when this small-statured one incites strife and dispute. And he argues against the True Tzaddik, who is very great with outstanding stature. Who toiled all his days to draw down comprehension and knowledge of the Blessed G*d with amazing methods. With deep and wondrous intellect, very very awesome and powerful and exalted. Until with the greatness of his power and elevated wisdom he can introduce comprehension and knowledge of the Blessed G*d even to all the very estranged. And in the power of his strength, he left after him a blessing of such awesome books, and such a revelation of new ideas, and precious students who draw down the light of his holy mind for generations.
And this one of small-stature knows no avenue or lane or path to bring in comprehension of G*d into the world. For even with himself he has not begun to comprehend even the smallest idea. And when he disputes against such a Tzaddik and such teachings, and against the people who labor in his holy books, through which they can heal even the illest person. And who toils even after his passing to draw and illuminate Divine comprehennsion also in the most distant and illest, through his books and precious students. And this [small] one disputes against them: for certain he causes very much damage to those who listen to him, to distance themselves from such a source of life!
At this time there does not exist anyone who wants leadership for the sake of Heaven. Therefore today it is forbidden to pursue leadership, but rather flee from honor and leadership to the ultimate extent! If a person were to have a settled mind, he would see that all the sins of this world are foolish and vain, and especially the desire for honor and leadership, to be well-known and to travel across the country; it is all vain and an evil spirit.
The one who seeks your peace and prays for you always.
NULLIFICATION OF THE MIND
With G*d's Help
My dear Mr. Z. Shazar, who digs and endeavors to see and to take pleasure in the light of the Tzaddik's countenance, the collective Leader, the collective Sage, the collective Spirit, who has the Spirit of G*d inside of him, who shines into each person the Spirit of G*d, and who fights and breaks and nullifies the spirit of falsehood, the spirit of foolishness and stupidity of the false faiths, and the evil spirit, the defiled spirit of the philospohical investigators and atheists. Peace and life and all good.
If our deeds are as they are and we have fallen as we have fallen, and we have fallen to where we have fallen, even so do not worry and do not be agitated. For Hashem is with us and amongst us and near to us and proximal to us. And there is no despair in the world at all. For now, praise be to G*d, there is a choice Tzaddik, who rectifies everything and who transforms everything to the good. And sins are made into merits. And therefore the more a person realizes in his soul that his is very sick, and that his blemishes and ruination and estrangement from Hashem Yisborach are very great, then he needs to search and to seek all the more for the Tzaddik of the greatest stature, who can heal even him. For the sicker the person is, the greater the doctor that he needs! The main rectification is that, whatever place you fall into, even to places very distant, do not let yourself despair. And seek and search from there after the Glory of the Blessed One!
When Yisroel ruin their deeds very very much, until the little good that they have almost is unrecognizable, due to the powerful multitude of their sins and ruination, G*d spare us, then the True Tzaddik, who is the aspect of Moses, teaches merit for Israel through the idea of hairs. That through them they can find merit, even the least worthy ones. For in all of them can be found many good hairs, meaning when they occasionally draw themselves from evil to good, like a hairsbreadth. When the person goes after his wisdom and his intellect, and does not want to nullify his intellect completely to Hashem Yisborach and to the True Tzaddik, through this his mind becomes confused with wisdoms of foolishness and falsehood and error, until he can turn and go away completely from the ways of Hashem. As we have found many who, through their wisdoms, have turned away from Hashem Yisborach and His Torah, and have fallen to the deepest depths of the abyss by standing on their erroneous wisdoms and intellect. And the main wisdom is to throw off all the wisdoms and to draw all of one's wisdom and intellect to serve Hashem in simplicity and sincerity, and to nullify one's mind completely to Hashem Yisborach and to the intellect of His chosen True Tzaddik!
THE OBSTACLES TO APPROACHING THE TZADDIK
With G*d's Help
6 Iyar 5719 
To the faithful one of my heart, Mr. Zalman Shazar, with a prominently high soul. Peace and great salvation. Hashem Yisborach [The Blessed Lord] thinks of ways that the estranged not become alienated from him. And when He sees that the person is falling to a place that is extremely low and distant from the Torah, in utter lowliness and unworthiness, and that the forces of evil and defilement are spreading out over him greatly and are surrounding him from every side and want to swallow him completely, G*d forbid, G*d forbid; precisely then Hashem Yisborach shows mercy upon him and sends there to him hints appropriate to that place. And He sends him a certain merit which he can attain precisely in that distant place. And that is his test and choice. And if there he will merit to remember Hashem Yisborach and to do there what Hashem Yisborach hints to him wherever he is, he easily can return to Hashem Yisborach!
The Tzaddik who is of extremely great stature, who has purified himself from everything, is not dead at all. For also after his passing he works to rectify the souls of Israel, even more than in his lifetime, since then he is rising constantly all the time to levels that are so high and wondrous and exalted that he can repair everything. For the main rectification must be received from the highest place, and each person, according to how very much he has damaged, G*d forbid, needs to receive the repair from a place even higher and more distant. And this is the aspect of "from afar Hashem appears to me;" from afar precisely, "from afar she will bring her bread." For the main rectification must be received from afar, from a place very much higher and more distant from him.
But the main thing is that we must break many obstacles before we merit to draw near to this Tzaddik, for the obstacles are very numerous and powerful without number. Especially the mental obstacles that exist: that people do not believe in the essence that they can receive rectification, because of their extensive damage each time, without measure, for many days and years. And even though they blame themselves for the damage, this also is a type of mental obstacle: that they do not believe in the greatness of Hashem Yisborach's kindnesses, which have never been completed or used up, and in the greatness of the True Tzaddik, who draws down wondrously new kindnesses each time, until everyone who wants to receive them can merit through him and can be repaired, even if he damaged what he damaged, G*d forbid.
The main illumination of the glory of God in the world is only through the Tzaddik, who finds righteousness in the majority of people and tries to draw near the distant and to return them to Hashem Yisborach. For this is the main glory of God, may His glory be elevated and increased in the world. Therefore every person needs to try hard to draw the estranged near to Hashem Yisborach. Also one should not say "how can I draw near to Hashem Yisborach when I am so distant because of the multitude of my evil deeds." For just the opposite: the further away one is, the more the glory of G*d is magnified through him when he tries to return and to draw near to the Blessed One, for this is the main glory of G*d.
The author and arranger, who prays always and every day for your peace and welfare, with all his heart and with self-sacrifice. Who seeks your peace and the peace of your dependents.
Yisroel Dov Odesser
OUR LIGHT IN THE NIGHT
With G*d's Help
Evening of the Third Day Eve of Chanuka 5721
My precious Mr. Zalman Shazar, who aspires and toils to row and to blossom in the very awesome and wondrous waters of wisdom, that transform and elevate from secular to holy, from defiled to pure. May Hashem extend your years with blessing and peace and all eternal good.
My precious heart, you must pay attention to the fact that in everything that we are saying about the greatness of Rabbeinu [Our Teacher], may his memory be for a blessing, our intention is not for words alone, but rather to fulfill them and to save our souls through this from the hell of the world that is full of suffering and pain...
Chanuka is an aspect of drawing down the light of the truth, to subdue the poison of falsehood, which is the aspect of the kingdom of the slave, and to strengthen the Truth, which is an aspect of the Kingdom of Holiness of the true King's son. Through the light of the candle of Chanuka we merit to draw down the illumination of the Truth also into the darkness of night, to nullify the exchange of the slave, who was exchanged with the King's son. That we shall merit to clarify the Truth of Hashem, to know who is fit to be called in truth with the name son of the the slave, and who is fit to be called in truth with the name son of the King, until will be revealed and publicized the name of the True Tzaddik, who shines to every member of Israel through all types of darkness and gloom, rescuing him from a flood of great waters, which are the aspect of the waters of the Flood, that gather strength each time to destroy the world, G*d forbid.
The whole aspect of the falsehood and exchange of the son of the King, who was exchanged for the slave, is only in the name, that people lie and exchange the name from this one to that one, as related in the awesome Story ["The Exchanged Children", by Rebbe Nachman of Breslov], when the midwife exchanged the babies, and placed the son of the King next to the maidservant, and the son of the maidservant next to the Queen. And through this the world erred and thought that the son of the maid is the King's son, and the true King's son is the son of the maid. Behold, the main exchange is only in the name, for certainly the bodies of the babies cannot be exchanged, for the King's son wherever he is really is the King's son. And so too the opposite: the maid's son, wherever he is, is the son of the maid. Just that the main falslehood and exchange is in the name, that because of the exchange they called the son of the maid a name of falsehood, for they called him with the name of the King's son. And also the opposite: the King's son they called with the name son of the maid. And so too with all the exchanges and lies in the world. All the changes and exchanges that are in the world, in the world in general, and in each and every country in particular, and in each and every city, those exchanges and changes are only in regard to the name.
With love and yearning and a blessing of peace and true life.
Yisroel Dov Odesser
THE PASSING OF MY VIRTUOUS WIFE
With G*d's Help
In honor of the President of Israel, my heart and my flesh, Mr. Sh. Z. Shazar, who lifted up his heart to bind himself to the True King, who lives and exists and shields Israel for all generations, to raise them all up from the depths of the abyss. And who builds wondrous buildings in order to bring into them all the repulsed, who wander about amidst a flood of ferocious waters, filthy and squalid waters, and returns them to Hashem Yisborach.
May Hashem renew for you and your household a new and blessed year, with a good and long life, healthy and pleasant.
The main honor and greatness of the kingdom is specifically through humility. And the more humility the king has the more his kingdom spreads out. For this is the way of the kingdom: each time it must put humility before its honor and greatness. In the place of your greatness there I find your humility, to come and to speak before you that which Hashem will put in my heart.
My heart has been turned over inside me and has been ruined and destroyed to its foundation. And it has been broken into many pieces without measure. And I am sighing and crying with burning hot tears, without cease, over the terrible loss that I have suffered, with the passing of my righteous wife, peace be upon her. My mouth has no words to tell her praise and to describe the great nobility of her holy soul. I console myself only with her amazing righteousness and her beautiful and goodly deeds, that she merited to do all the days of her life, with self-sacrifice, amidst poverty and deprivation and many bitter hardships, that have no example in the world. And all her goal and desire was to sanctify the name of Hashem and the name of the Tzaddik, as is known slightly to you.
From a deep heart I bless all of you with a blessing of welcome, and especially to your brother's son, who has come to tread on the Holy Ground in the Land of our Fathers, the Land of our Delight and Hope, the Land of our Rest and Consolation, the Place of the Holy Faith and Wisdom, to recognize the Creator of the World may He be blessed. May he bear a blessing from Hashem. May He grant him success in everything he turns to, physically and spiritually, for length of days and good years.
Hashem, in His many hidden and secretive ways and customs that are hidden and concealed from all comprehension and from all investigation, has rained down upon the earth a flooding rain and fierce waters of heresies and atheism in these end of days, until all the high mountains, which are the honored and distinguished people, have been covered over. And in His great compassion He brought first the cure and the salvation and sent us a man like His heart, who found grace in His eyes, and He called his name Nachman, saying, "This one will console us from our deeds and from the sadness of our hands." And He commanded him to build The Ark of Truth and Faith, so that everyone who wants to be saved can come into its rooms and close its doors and hide in the shade of his awesome wisdom. For who can acclaim and who can retell the powerful force of his strength, who acted amazingly to prepare and to arrange food and sustainance for all the souls of Israel, for every generation that would delight and enjoy in the beautiful splendid pleasantness of his awesome Teachings and Stories, that were gathered from the field of the most supernal wisdom, that never before have been revealed in the world, that exist and are credible and help forever.
In the future The Holy One Blessed Be He will avenge the vengeance of His People from those prophets of falsehood and false Messiahs, who fill their stomachs with honor and arrogance and all the evil lusts, and display themselves as Tzaddikim and Leaders of the generation. And they hunt down precious souls of Israel and tread on them and tear them to pieces with a leg of arrogance and falsehood, and they blind the eyes of Israel from seeing the light of the Tzaddik, the True Leader of all Israel, who reveals and illuminates the light of knowledge of the Blessed G*d to all inhabitants of the world from generation to generation. There are seven chambers in hell. And each chamber has seven thousand holes. And each hole has seven thousand cracks. And each crack has seven thousand scorpions. And on each scorpion are seven thousand vertabrae. And each vertabra has seven thousand sacks of poison hanging from it. And all are reserved for the wicked who speak against the True Tzaddik with arrogance and scorn, and who ridicule and scorn his holy books and his holy students.
THE PASSOVER SEDER : AROUSAL OF THE TEN SONGS
With G*d's Help
9 Nissan 5727
In honor of the delight of my heart, Sh. Z. Shazar, great in understanding and deep of thought to dig and to find the waters from which will sprout the Holy Faith, in these our generations, for everyone in the world. A strong and correct faith, a perfect faith, pure, bright, and clear. And everyone will become one body to know Hashem and to serve Him as one. Great peace.
Today I received your heartfelt blessing. I shall rejoice and be happy with all my heart that I have found grace and great affection in your good and exalted heart. Many many thanks and blessings for your wonndrous love for me. My eyes and my heart are spread out to Hashem in prayer and petitions that He endow you with grace and kindness and hasten and hurry your salvation, and that He heal you speedily with a complete healing. And that He guard you and save you from all sorts of illnesses and pain, G*d forbid, and that He increase your peace and the peace of your household, for a good long life, healthy and refreshed, in the merit of The Flowing Stream, the Source of Wisdom NA NACH NACHMA NACHMAN ME'UMAN. Amen, so may it be.
Due to many sins Hashem has sent upon me for my benefit suffering and terrible pains in my legs and in my intestines, may we be spared. I am lying in bed and crying before Hashem over the loss of Torah-study and prayer. Also I want to go to the synagogue and to the mikveh [ritual bath], as is my custom to immerse every day in the mikveh. I beseech you earnestly to strengthen yourself to pray that Hashem will have mercy on me and will send me quickly a complete healing from Heaven. And that all the harsh judgments will be sweetened from upon us and from upon Israel. We also need to be registered in the heart of the True Tzaddik, who knows our pains and works for our healing and salvation from generation to generation for eternity.
Trust in Hashem and pray to Him to strengthen yourself greatly in the happiness of the Festival [Passover], in which Hashem did for us awesome miracles and wonders, the opposite of nature. For now we need to strengthen ourselves greatly with joy, which is the cure for all the blows and all the weaknesses, especially on this holy Festival. For then on the night of the Passover Seder are aroused all the ten types of song to sing, from which come all the healings, in body and soul, for us and for all Israel. Amen, may it so be. With blessing for a kosher and happy Festival.
Yisroel Ber Odesser
THE POINT OF TRUTH
With G*d's Help
13 Nissan 5721
My dear Mr. Zalman Shazar, who digs and endeavors to see and to delight in the light of the Tzaddik's countenance, who is the encompassing Leader. The encompassing Sage. The encompassing Spirit. Who has within him the spirit of G*d. Who shines on everyone the spirit of G*d. And supresses and nullifies the spirit of falsehood, the foolish and stupid spirit of the false faiths, and the evil spirit, spirit of defilement, of the clever investigators.
My dear brother, my soul and heart. Peace to you. Do not fear. And even if our deeds are as they are and we have strayed like a lost sheep to a place of wilderness and wasteland, to a place of desolation and void, even so we should not worry or be nervous. For Hashem is with us and amongst us and near us and close to us, at all times and in every place. Just the main thing is to hold ourselves with both hands, with all our strength, onto the point of truth: that we have merited in these generations to a revelation of such awesome novel teachings, the likes of which have never before been heard. That repair everything and transform everything for the good. Happy is one who seeks refuge in his shade and walks in his ways, and hears the powerful voice of his encouragement: not to despair at all and always to be joyful about all the good points that still are found in us. And we must remind ourselves each time, especially on the Holy Festival [Passover] that is approaching for our good, about all the good that Hashem has repaid us in this awesome and exalted matter, that we have merited to linger in this holy, awesome, and exalted shadow. And he certainly will do his, to fulfill his promise to remove us from the belly of hell.
THE POWER OF PRAYER
With G*d's Help
Evening of 24 Iyar 5725
In honor of the King of Israel, crown of my head, Mr. Sh. Z. Shazar, dear in the eyes of Hashem like a wife to her husband. Because of the great force of your desire, with all your heart, for the true Leader and Sage, who throws down the arrogant and uplifts the lowly and gathers and collects all the lost and alienated and returns them to Hashem and to His Torah, so that all will recognize and know Hashem and will give to Hashem the Kingdom's Crown. May Hashem guard over you in the merit of the Tzaddik, who draws down upon you great and completely new kindnesses and mercy, to expand your days and your years without any lack at all.
Know, my brother, and believe greatly, that from the time of the beginning of your existence in your mother's womb, it was decreed upon you by the Creator that you would be King over Israel, on condition that with the gift of your broad and straight intellect and your polished and glorious tongue you would teach the people the awesome path of Truth that Hashem has made appear before your eyes, through miracle and wonder, for seven years. And that you would open the eyes and heart of Israel, that all would see and would recognize the real Truth that is stored away and hidden and concealed from the eye of everyone, upon which depends our Redemption and the redemption of our soul and the rectification of the whole world in perfection.
The main honor and greatness of the kingdom is specifically through humility. And the more humility the king has, the more his kingdom spreads out. For this is the way of the kingdom, that each time it must put its humility before its honor and greatness. Just as every day when one rises from his bed he is still in a situation of smallness, meaning that he is dressed in simple clothing and also his face is not yet bright and clear before he washes it, and afterwards he fixes his appearance and wears respectable attire, and he expands his greatness in the manner of a king.
Blessed is the One who revives the dead with great mercy. I shall relate to you in brief the amazing miracle that Hashem did with me in His great kindness. Two weeks ago my wife became very ill, and her illness became stronger from day to day. And the great docor, Professor Elyakim, said that her situation was very severe, and that she needed a hospital immediately. And we took her to the Hadassah Hospital. And the doctors said to despair, for there was no hope for her life. For she was in her death-throes, without any feeling or senses at all. And we notified all the children and relatives to come and to be by her bed. And all of us cried and our eyes filled with burning tears without cease. Still, despite all this, I strengthened myself with all my stength, with a strong thought about faith and trust in Hashem's help: that even if a sharp sword rests over a person's neck he should not withhold himself from requesting mercy. And that even now, in this type of situation, Hashem Yisborach is able to revive he r and to heal her. And I strengthened myself greatly in prayer and repentance next to her bed, almost the entire day of Friday. And on the night of the Holy Shabbos she awakened and opened her eyes a little and then began a slight change for the better and slowly slowly her situation improved slightly. But still she was in great danger, until last Thursday. And now her situation is improving from day to day. And the doctors are saying that a great miracle took place here, above the normal limits of nature.
From the depths of my heart I give thanks and praise to the G*d of thanks, the faithful and merciful healer, Who returned to her her soul with His great mercy and Who made wondrous kindness for me, and gave me a present, from his treasure-house of free gifts, with great miracles and wonders, in the merit of our holy Teacher, may his memory be for a blessing. And in the merit of your prayers and your jopining in my affliction with all your heart and your soul. That I felt this strongly in my heart. Also I am standing watch and praying always for your peace and the peace of your dear spouse and of your noble sister, that G*d should heal you all completely in body and soul, and should give to you a long life, a good life, in the merit of our Teacher, the flowing stream, may his merit shield us.
The Author, who looks forward to your salvation and well-being, Yisroel Dov Odesser
Attached to this is a letter from our dear friend, Reb Levi Yitzchak Bender, the prayer-leader on Rosh Hashanah. (A letter of apology for the disgrace that they caused to President Shazar.)
PRAISE OF THE TZADDIK
With G*d's Help
23 Iyar 5724
In honor of the President of Israel, the delight of my heart, Mr. Sh. Z. Shazar, who sharpens and deepens his mind's eyes to distinguish and to understand the real Truth, bright and clear, in order to heal and to repair the broken pieces of his soul and the souls of Israel, who wander around outside in the midst of the flood of raging waters. And no one can gather them home. Happy are you that you have merited to taste the pleasant Truth. And happy are you that you have fallen to the lot of the Tzaddik, this awesome wonder, who does with you great and awesome wonders, to give you life and to draw you near to Hashem Yisborach. Peace and a true, new, and refreshing life.
Know that when one speaks with and persuades his friend about fearing Heaven, all the words that he speaks with his friend are made into a book. Through attaching to the True Tzaddik, one comes to fear of Heaven and through this he does not fall from his greatness, and he goes on and his prestige increases. And his enemies will be suppressed and fall under him. In the merit of serving the Tzaddik, a person is saved from death. One who wants to do a favor for the Tzaddik, the Holy One Blessed Be He gives him strength for this. One who brings a gift to the Tzaddik, the Holy One Blessed Be He gives him a content spirit. Sometimes through one single type of contentment and the little that one does for the Tzaddik, a person merits to attain the Next World. The substance of the person is recognized through his attachment, when they see to whom he is attached. The praise with which they praise the Tzaddik is as though they praise the Holy One Blessed Be He. The fact that the disputers speak against the Tzaddik is a great honor for the Tzaddik. All the levies that the gentiles take from Israel are only because of the blemish that they caused to the honor of the Tzaddik. When the Tzaddik says a certain thing, as long as the idea is not fulfilled, for its time has not yet come, this idea if engraved in the supernal world, but it does not shine clearly. And when the time comes for it to be fulfilled, then the idea begins to shine brightly. Always incline yourself to save the pursued. One should not respect a contentious person, even if he is a scholar. In a place of argument there is found the Satan. Through the dispute against the Tzaddik wars are aroused. Sometimes through the lowliness that a person lowers himself to, or that others do to him, through that they annul from him a decree of death. Humility brings to long life. Humility leads to grace. Humility adds to one's prestige. Humility causes Heaven to be less scrupulous about one's deeds.
PUBLICIZE THE NAME OF THE TZADDIK
With G*d's Help
The Night of the Third Day, 16 Cheshvan 5723
The Holy City of Jerusalem
My bone and flesh, my bone
and flesh, my bone and flesh, my bone and flesh, my bone and flesh, my bone
and flesh, my bone and flesh. Who is dearer to me truly than my own soul, Mr.
Zalman Shazar. Who illuminated his spirit and sanctified his broad heart and
his blessed abilities, and who brought himself with all his strength and with
exceptionally great and extra effort to magnify and glorify and publicize in
the world the name of the True Tzaddik, unique in the world, who rises higher
and higher than all the awesome Tzaddikim, unique in the generations. Who covers
and shields us also now, amidst
all types of darkness and alienation that are in these our days. Happy are you, my brother, happy are you thousands of times, that the inner parts of your heart understand and feel the real Truth that shines now in all the worlds from the beginning to the end. Great peace.
THE QUALITIES OF ERETZ YISROEL
With G*d's Help
Rosh Chodesh Kislev 5725
In honor of the President of Israel, my eyes and heart, Mr. Shneur Zalman Shazar, who shows mercy to and honors with all sorts of grace and glory the true guardians of the city, who love him with great and abundant affection because, with the great preciousness of his supreme soul, he merited to distinguish and understand the real Truth, which is a secret new weapon, that conquers and kills all the falsehood and ultimate sources of defilement of false faiths and secular wisdoms that destroy and ruin the world with heresies and atheism and bring all the afflictions and evils in the world, may G*d have mercy upon us. Peace and blessing and all good.
My dear heart. It has been a long time that writing has been very difficult for me. For the illness of old age has overcome me exceptionally. My eyes have dimmed and my hands have weakened and my knees have stumbled and my strength has flagged and faltered from day to day. Hashem knows how much you are residing in my heart always, and my heart is broken and crushed and full of bitterness that I have not succeeded in fulfilling your desire to give you life and to rejoice your soul with the words of the true Sage and Leader, who consoles and rejoices and sustains the soul of every living thing forever.
With all my heart and soul, I express and arrange before you my faithful blessing, a blessing of welcome, to your very dear and honored brother, for whom Hashem has done great things and merited him to come and tread on the Holy Soil, in the Land of our desire and life, our resting place and our hope, the place of our holy faith and wisdom, the place ready for wisdom and to recognize the Truth, the place from which will go out the light of Truth to everyone in the world, the place to which the eyes of all Israel are raised. And may you bear a blessing from Hashem, and His wondrous kindnesses, for your benefit, in this world and the next, on your seventy-fifth birthday. May Hashem add to you and your household a good and long life, a new life, pleasant and refreshed, a life of blessing and success, in everything that you put your hand into for the benefit of our people and our land, a life in which you will merit to break all the concealments and obstacles and preoccupations and delays from coming close to th e point of the Truth, a life in which you will merit to put into your heart and into the heart of all the people the light of the True Tzaddik, who is the main life-force and sustainance of the world and our main Redemption and the salvation of our souls, through whom the world will become completely new. For he will overturn the whole world from falsehoood to truth, from total denial to complete faith, from darkness to great light, speedily in our days, Amen.
The blessing of your loving friend and servant, faithful and dedicated with all my heart and soul, in truth.
With G*d's Help
12 Iyar 5719
The delight of my heart, finer than gold and pearls, Mr. Zalman Shazar. May Hashem [G*d] extend your years with the supreme pleasantness, in a manner that you will cast off and nullify your wisdom and intellect to the sweetness of the light of knowledge of the Tzaddik, the True Sage.
Heartfelt Brother, Gevald! [untranslatable Yiddish expression meaning approximately: Oy, it can't be!]: you're sleeping. How much longer will you sleep!? The time is passing and roaring and storming and running and flying fast, more than the shadow of a bird that flies in the air, and it's possible the body's day [to expire] has come. And what shall we do for the last day? There is no wisdom and no advice except to flee to the True Tzaddik, the Elder of Elders, the Saba [literally "Grandfather," but connoting a very wise and old Sage] of Sabin, the choice of the choicest Tzaddikim, who, through his mighty greatness and awesome power, is able to repair everything, even souls that are so flawed and damaged that it is impossible for them to be repaired in any way.
Even though it is a great thing to rebuke one's friend when he sees that he is not acting properly, even so not every person is capable of rebuking. For the rebuke of someone who is not fit for this not only does not help, but even defiles the smell of the souls who hear his rebuke. For through his rebuke he arouses the bad smell of the evil deeds and evil characteristics of the people that he rebukes, and through that he weakens their souls. But the voice of the proper rebuker strengthens the power of the soul, because he adds and gives a good smell to the souls through the voice of his rebuke, and they merit to perfect faith. And through that the glory of G*d is greatly enhanced. For the main glory of Hashem Yisborach [the Blessed Lord] is when people who are outside of holiness bring themselves near inside the holiness. This is the main glory of Hashem Yisborach, and in such a manner is elevated and enhanced the Name of the Holy One Blessed Be He above and below. And through this peace is drawn down into the world. This matter of rebuke is from the things that I wrote two years ago to the Prime Minister, Mr. David Ben-Gurion. It's worth requesting that he show you the letter, because it's very pertinent.
Yisroel Dov Odesser
RECOGNIZE THAT G*D IS THE CREATOR
With G*d's Help
2 Nissan 5726
In honor of the President of Israel, delight of my eyes, Mr. Sh. Z. Shazar, who, because of the great exaltedness of his soul, merited to enter into the gates of wisdom and science of holiness, to search for and to find the True Tzaddik, who is the root of the soul of the Messiah, who breaks and nullifies the mentality of natural science. And reveals and illuminates the wisdom of Faith in Divine Providence, above the natural order. Blessing and peace and health.
I hear great voices of praise, in all the worlds, that you merit to sanctify Hashem and to elevate the flag of the Torah in the eyes of the whole world, all the time, in all your travels and meetings with the kings and leaders of the peoples of the world.
The arrival of your soul into this world was just for the sake of the benefit of the world, in order that through you the name of the True Tzaddik would be magnified and publicized in the world. Upon whom depends the Complete Redemption. For he builds the edifice of Faith, until its measure of construction will be completed in perfection. So that all inhabitants of the world will see and will know that Hashem is the G*d, who rules and dominates and leads everyone according to His will. Also the main reason that you merited to be President over Israel is only for this: so that you should have more power to reveal and to make known in the world the great force of the strength and awesome wisdom of the True Tzaddik, who will bring the world to its rectification in perfection.
We need to guard ourselves carefully from damaging our love and from separating our hearts, G*d forbid. Rather we must just try to add and to increase love and friendship for each other, like one body, so that we shall be able to bond and join together always. So that through us will be magnified and increased very very much, without number, the buildings of the amazing structures of the True Tzaddik, until all Israel will gather and collect together to enter into them. And even those lying outside and even the peoples of the world will gather together and will enter into these holy structures.
It is now a long time that I am yearning and striving to come before your splendid countenance, and it is very difficult for me that I have not been permitted to do this.
Your servant and faithful and loving friend, who prays always for your health and your success and for your dear and very honored family.
Yisroel Dov Odesser
REJECT APPEARANCES AND NULLIFY THE MIND
With G*d's Help
26 Adar 5724
In honor of the President of Israel, my eye and heart, Mr. Sh. Z. Shazar, who stands at the head of those who believe in the Tzaddik, who is the governer and ruler over all Israel for every generation. Who pours out upon them from the waters of his wisdom, which are awesome and wondrous cures and remedies, that have not yet ever been revealed in the world, and in the future they will be revealed in perfection through the King Messiah. Happy are you that you merited to this, to flee and to escape from the opposition and the questions against the Tzaddik, that derive from honor-seeking and arrogant people, the hypocrites and liars and brazen-faced, who distance Israel from the True Tzaddik, the aspect of Moses, through which they ruin and destroy the world, which was created only for the Tzaddik, who has the power to draw the whole world near to Hashem Yisborach and His Torah, in the essence of perfection. Peace and long life and all good.
The Blessed Creator and I and you know the inner yearnings of your good and straight heart, that understands and sees from afar, that yearns and longs and desires to nullify and to cast aside your own mind and intellect completely and to draw upon yourself and upon all Israel the spirit of wisdom, the spirit of prophecy, of the True Tzaddik, the unique one in the world. Who descends unto the uttermost depths to raise up the souls from there and to elevate them higher than the highest Heavens. Who can lay out his praise? Who can relate his awesome greatness, without example? The arousal and yearning for the uttermost truth that is hidden and buried in the depths of your heart, that undersatands and sees from afar, has caused to be aroused in my heart the powerful yearning of my heart for you, without end or limit, that will never falter. Such a true love that has no other example in the world. A holy love, bright, clean, pure, and polished, without any ulterior motive of honor or of money or of anything of the matters of this world at all. And due to the power of this wondrous love, you do not budge from my thoughts and my heart even for a moment, and I always look forward and await and desire and yearn and pray for the salvation of your soul. And the main thing is to put and to illuminate into your heart the light of the True Tzaddik, who is the main salvation in perfection and the cure for everything, in body and in soul in this world and in the next for eternity.
When one examines and speaks about the new teachings that the True Sage has innovated, then the sea of wisdom, which is the source of Fear [of G*d], is aroused and revealed. And then Fear of G*d falls upon the one who speaks about and examines the novel teaching.
REPENTANCE IS ALWAYS POSSIBLE
With G*d's Help
11 Iyar 5718 
My beloved like my own soul, Mr. Zalman Shazar, peace and true life.
I already wrote that I believe and hope that, because of the amazing Divine Providence that occured on the Intermediate Days of Passover, you will experience great good and blessing in the matter of drawing near to the True Tzaddik. Therefore together with that I feel obligated to open your ears to the truth that is in my heart, namely that concerning our project together I am completely clean of all types of materialistic self-interest for money and honor and the like, G*d forbid; rather only for The L*rd alone. I am certain and rely on your exalted wisdom that your honor understands and knows this point with absolute certainty. The Blessed L*rd knows and bears witness that I am prepared and ready to sacrifice my life and money and everything I have for the sake of drawing any Israeli soul near to The Blessed L*rd or at least to put into him a thought of return [repentance] for even a single moment!
Rabbeinu [Our Master and Teacher, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov] of blessed memory said: "Three things I was able to accomplish from The Blessed L*rd: (1) I already have broken your arrogance. (2) A sin will cause you suffering. It won't bring you any sense of pleasure. If you do commit a sin, it will be without hands and without feet. (3) No more will you look at famous false leaders in the face. You have already tasted from the "Hungarian wine." Even if one has done what he has done and transgressed what he has transgressed, even then the Blessed Lord contracts Himself from His Infinitude and Transcendence and sends the person hints that he draw near to Him through various means that the Lord arranges in his exaltedly hidden ways. For the Blessed One thinks thoughts so that the alienated one should not become more estranged from Him. But all these hints and all His calling to us is through the True Tzaddik, that we return to Him from every place we might be. From all sorts of obstacles, seductions, and twistedness in the heart. From all sorts of assaults from the husk of Amalek that can overpower the person and from every place that his mind and heart have strayed and erred.
The essential point that is in the deepest part of the heart of every member of Israel mighty and fierce waters cannot exstinguish, no matter what may occur to the person.
With a peaceful departure and feelings of respect and endearment from the one who yearns and hopes to see you with a joyful heart.
Yisroel Dov Odesser
THE RETURN OF THE KING'S SON
In our days a robber has come into our territory, and he is the head of all our afflictors. He has placed an iron trap upon us; he has hidden snares in our path. He has spread out nets for our feet. His eyes pierce and his teeth gnash upon us to ambush and to fall upon us to destroy us and to annihilate us from our Judaism. And each and every day he renews himself and overpowers us to make us drink from his cup of poison. And it is completely imposssible for us to stand up against him. Therefore Hashem has made wonders for us, and has brought the cure before the blow, and has lowered to us the True Tzaddik, who is the Rebbe and unique Leader of our generation and of all the generations to come. The head and chosen of all the chosen Tzaddikim, who waters the whole earth with wisdom and knowledge of Hashem. With the rivers and streams of his wisdom and his deep and sincere rectifications and advice, to purify the defiled, to wash off the soiled, to whiten the stained, to give merit to the guilty, to atone for the insolent, to draw near the distant, to gather together the alienated and lost, to release from prison the bound, to revive the spirit of the lowly, to give joy to the heart of the depressed and the sad.
Happy is one who merits to be saved from the erring and those lost in the darkness and gloom, who do not see and behold the light of the True Tzaddik, who is the root of all the Tzaddikim of all the generations, who will finish in perfection all the rectifications with which the Tzaddikim of all the generations began to rectify the world. For even the great Tzaddikim still did not yet finish this matter in perfection, and only he will complete all the rectifications and will rectify the whole world with the essence of perfection. And in his great power all the inhabitants of the world will return to Hashem Yisborach, so that all will fufill the Torah. And he will subdue and nullify all the hereises and atheism and will draw down great faith into the world, in the essence of perfection. And he will illuminate the world with a revelation of Divinity, with a very amazing revelation, the likes of which has not yet been heard or seen in all the days of the world.
There are very very fallen souls, that have fallen so much, without end, in the shame of their sins, until it is impossible for them to return to Hashem Yisborach in any way. And it is impossible that they can have any rectification in the world, except through the soul of the True Tzaddik, who in his great power can release each one from all the places that he has fallen to and raise him up and rectify him. And then the joy is very great. For there is no joy before the Blessed One as when the very estranged return in repentance, for Hashem Yisborach desires kindness, and looks at the evil doer and desires to justify him. And all the time that the person, in his sins, is distant from the Blessed One, it is very painful for Him, as it were, and He thinks thoughts so that the estranged should not become more estranged from Him. And therefore when the Tzaddik lifts up and rectifies the distant and the alienated, who were alienated and have fallen into the deepest depths of the deepest abyss, and he returns them to Hashem Yisborach, through this the joy is very very magnified. As when they return to the king his son, who was expelled from his face because of his sins. And because he was distanced he damaged himself each time even more, since he had fallen mentally because he saw his great distance from the king, until he erred and thought that the king had sent him away forever, and he no longer waited to return to the king. As is writtten: "he will not believe further, and I am darkness." And in truth the king is suffering greatly all the time, and he remembers his exiled son at every moment. And finally they find one who has mercy on the king and on his son, and he goes to the vile place to where the son had fallen, and he hints to him hints and acts with him with amazing wisdom, amazingly wondrous, until he puts into him thoughts of repentance and he returns him to the king.
When the force of the poison of the serpent, which is the filthy places, becomes powerful, G*d forbid, and one becomes very distant from the holiness of his Judaism and he is wandering and travelling about, and they push him away from his holiness all the time, until they want to throw him down completely from the point of his Judaism, G*d forbid; and then awakens the holiness of the Israeli soul. And then, precisely, if he is strong and brave and starts to seek and to request and to search and to dig all the time and to yearn and to long to find the Blessed One, then even though many days and years still pass by and he does not merit to find the Blessed One and to draw near to Him, even so he should know and believe that at every time, through every search and request and every seeking that he requests and seeks and searches to find the glorious Holiness of the Blessed One. And through every look and longing that he looks and hangs his eyes to the mercies of the Blessed One. And through every movement that he turns to holiness; through all this he merits each time to break through walls of iron and doors of brass. And even though afterwards they overpower him each time even more, G*d save us, even so his effort is not in vain, G*d forbid, and no movement that he turns to holiness is lost, G*d forbid, for there must pass over him many periods, and many seas and rivers and depths and exchanged waters must pass over him. And he must pass through many wildernesses full of great and terrrible snakes and scorpions, until he merits to enter the gates of holiness in truth. And if he is strong and valiant like a lion to request and to search more, no matter what happens to him, certainly in the end he will merit to find the Blessed One, until he will merit to rise up the essence of ascents. And all this is in the strength of the True Tzaddik, for without his great strength we would have no strength even to seek and to search at all, G*d forbid; we would drown, G*d forbid; and there would be no remedy , G*d forbid, to those who have fallen and been alienated from the holiness so much. And especially now that there are people who have fallen into the bottomless pit. And from where would they receive vitality and strength to arouse themselves more to search and to seek the glory of the Blessed One and to return to the Blessed One? For certain, G*d forbid, their hope would be lost, G*d forbid. But in truth, with the strength of the True Tzaddik, who merited to the aspect of Ayeh [where is His glory], through this there is strength for all who have fallen, even into the filthy places, that they should search for G*d until they will rise up in the essence of ascents.
The True Tzaddik always turns to kindness, and finds good in every member of Israel. For he knows how to collect all the aspects of good hairs that can be found in each one of Israel, and through this he works at healing each one. And even if he is very very ill with spiritual illness, for he finds in him also good points, the aspect of hairs, meaning the extent to which he has pulled himself away from evil to good like a hair. And this hair is like a tube and a vessel through which the Tzaddik draws down also into him intelligence and channels, until he brings into him Divine comprehension. And this is the main greatness of the Tzaddik, that he can heal even the sickest person.
The author and arranger, who prays every day for your peace and successs, and who is bound to your precious and pleasant soul at all times always, with all my heart and all my soul in truth, and who seeks your peace and well-being and the peace of your dependents. Also I call out for the peace of the dear friend, Rabbi Yitzchok Gelbach.
REVELATION OF THE TZADDIK'S LIGHT
With G*d's Help
18 Adar 5724
In honor of the President of Israel, the longing of my heart and my eye, Mr. Sh. Z. Shazar. May Hashem enlighten your heart with the light of the wisdom of the Tzaddik, that will be revealed in the future to perfection by the King Messiah. And may He open your eyes to his Torah and lead you in the ways of his advice. And may you merit speedily to water the whole world with the waters of his wisdom, through which the world will be rectified completely.
At this time our entire rectification is only through the great Tzaddik, who can descend into the depths of the fall and descent of each person and raise him up with his amazing wisdom to the ultimate essence of ascent. And if the whole world would nullify itself to him then already everything would be completely rectified. But because of our sins not only do people not nullify themselves to him but just the opposite: the arrogant ones, the liars and brazen-faced, argue and say vicious curses and lies and degradation and slander against theTrue Tzaddik and his men, the truly proper ones of the generation. Until the truth is thrown to the ground. And this causes all the damage in the world. And from this is the main persistence of the exile. And now all our hope is that everything will be rectified through our righteous Messiah, who will reveal the light of the Tzaddik throughout the world. And will nullify the controversy and will make a wondrous peace in the world. By nullifying one's honor from everything in the ultimate sense, until one literally is the aspect of dust, we merit to nullify the falsehood and reveal the truth. And then he will merit to draw near to the Tzaddik and to live a good life, true and good. Whoever wants to go in the way of the truth and will have pity on his true life in truth, must be strong and brave and a very valorous fighter to stand like a pillar of iron against the obstacles. And not to look at all at the people of the world, and not at his father and father-in-law and his wife and other obstructers who want to distance him from the True Tzaddik.
The True Tzaddik, of extraordinarily great stature, tries very very much to raise up even the most alienated, who are lying at the lowest and least worthy level, where they have descended to the aspect of death literally, G*d forbid. And this is the main perfection of his high level. For it is impossible to go up higher and higher except by being able to go farther and farther down in order to elevate and gather together even all those who have been pushed away and totally alienated. And to connect also them to Hashem Yisborach and His Torah in perfection. And know that the whole essential redemption of our souls, in the most individual sense and the redemption of the generality of all the souls of Israel, depends only on this: that the light of the True Tzaddik be revealed and shine throughout the world. And to raise up the banner of the Tzaddik in the world, until everyone will be informed that by coming close to the True Tzaddik all the amazing and awesome lights that in the future will be illuminated by our righteous Messiah will shine upon the person.
Now in our generations, in this orphaned generation, when Israel has arrived at the essence of descent and concealment within concealment, until they have fallen wondrously to a place so distant from the holiness of Israel, to where Israel has never before descended in history. All this essentially is due to the old and foolish king, who is the source of all defilement of heresy and apostasy and false beliefs of the legions of falsehood and brazenness, who pursue after glory and power and fight with impudence and brazenness, to distance and separate the souls of Israel from the True Tzaddik, who is the main source and root of their life and salvation for all generations for eternity. And this is a terrible sin, more than all the strictest violations of the Torah, and through this they cause all the heresy and atheism and all the afflictions and destructions that come to Israel physically and spiritually and delay the final and complete Redemption. For the main Redemption depends only on revelation of the light of the True Tzaddik and the drawing of the souls of Israel near to the True Tzaddik so that all Israel will come near to him. For he puts into us the complete Faith, completely holy, through which they merit to comprehend G*d. For he introduces Divine comprehension also into the completely distant and alienated.
Yisroel Dov Odesser
ROSH HASHANAH WITH THE TZADDIK
With G*d's Help
26 Elul 5721
My dear heart, Mr. Zalman Shazar, who yearns and burns for the Tzaddik, the aspect of the Messiah. Who strengthens and makes brave the Israeli soul, even n the force of his lowliness and darkness. Amidst all the defilements and poisons. And he selects and reveals all the good that can be found in him. And he shines into his mind flashes of the Blessed G*d. Great peace.
My dear and beloved like my own heart. Know that you do not leave my thoughts. Every day and at every time I arouse mercy from the Master of Mercies that He have pity on you and make your soul happy with His salvation, that everything be transformed for the good. Pay close attention and do not forget all the kindness that Hashem has done with you, kindess and eternal truth. That you already merited to taste a little of the fine honey, the very wondrous and awesome words of truth, that give life to the soul of every living thing. And you already have merited for many years to be counted on Rosh Hashanah amongst the men of truth who depend on the True Tzaddik and Leader. I surely hope in Hashem that He increase His kindness with you so that you willl merit also this year to try to break all the obstacles and hindrances and to come for Rosh Hashanah to the holy assembly of the True Tzaddik, who works to rectify our souls. And the main thing is on Rosh Hashanah. As our Teacher, may his memory be for a blessing, said: "My Rosh Hashanah is higher than everything. And it is a wonder for me, since my followers believe in me, why all the people who are close to me are not careful that they all be [with me] for Rosh Hashanah, not a person should be missing. For my whole thing is only Rosh Hashanah." And he warned us to announce publicly that everyone who listens to him and is close to him should be by him for Rosh Hashanah. No one should be missing, and so it should be for generations.
"My Rosh Hashanah is a great innovation, and Hashem Yisborach knows that this thing is not an inheritance from my Fathers. Rather Hashem Yisborach gave me this as a gift, for I know what Rosh Hashanah is. Not just do all of you certainly depend on my Rosh Hashanah. But even the entire world depends on my Rosh Hashanah." And he said that people can then receive rectifications that were impossible for them to receive the rest of the year. Even so, on Rosh Hashanah even they can receive rectification, even though the rest of the year even he himself, may his memory be for a blessing, could not rectify them. But on Rosh Hashanah they also could receive rectification. For he said that on Rosh Hashanah he undertakes matters and rectifications that even he could not do the rest of the year.
One person said in front of him that it was easier for him to be with him for Shabbas Teshuva [the Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur] and not on Rosh Hashanah. For he has no place to stand there in the synagogue. And also he has no good place to eat and sleep, and because of this his mind gets very confused and he cannot pray with concentration. Therefore he preferred to be with him at another time and not on Rosh Hashanah. Rabbeinu, may his memory be for a blessing, answered him in this way: "whether to eat or not to eat, whether to sleep or not to sleep, whether to pray or not to pray [meaning not to pray with proper intent] just only to be with me for Rosh Hashanah. However it will be." If it is difficult to understand why he was so strict about being with him for Rosh Hashanah specifically, even without that there already were many questions about him, and let there be this other question as well.
On the eve of the last Rosh Hashanah in Uman we stood before him. Then he asked about a certain man from Nemirov who did not come for Rosh Hashanah. And the Rav Rabbi Naftali started to explain for him, and he did not accept these words. And he was very strict abut him. And he said that there is great pity on him. For he truly had wanted to be here for Rosh Hashanah. But he was prevented because of a number of obstacles. Afterwards he answered and said, with a strong voice from the depths of his heart, "What can I tell you. There is nothing greater than this." That is than being with him for Rosh Hashanah. From his many holy words, and from his awesome gestures, we then learned that his desire was strong that we be with him in Uman for Rosh Hashanah always, after his passing, and that there is nothing greater than this.
The main thing that all one's Judaism depends on is to ask for, search for, and seek after the True Rebbe and a true friend, who can teach and instruct him with true ways and advice, deep advice, how to draw near to Hashem Yisborach in every place and at every time.
With love and powerful yearning, that consumes my being. And with a blessing that you be written and sealed well for a good life, long and with endless peace, for you and your fine family and for all your dependents. And I seek your peace from the depths of my heart.
THE SEARCH FOR THE TRUE TZADDIK
With G*d's Help
Day Five Parshas Pikuday
27 Adar One 5717 
A good life and a long life in honor of the treasury of wisdom and knowledge, who searches for truth and seeks faith, beloved like my own soul, Mr.Zalman Shazar. May Hashem be with him and open his heart and eyes and ears to see and hear and understand the truth.
It is good to thank Hashem who arranged with His wondrous Providence that I succeeded to recognize the greatness and preciousness of your great stature after many years that I heard about your good name from my close friend, Reb Meir Anshin. And from then on I greatly desired to meet with you and I did not succeed in this. But your strong yearning for the Truth was the cause of Hashem arranging with His wondrous kindness that I merited to see him and to connect with him with the love of truth. To my knowledge there are hidden in this hints with a number of postive implications. Although in truth I am a completely simple person; however a small piece of wood can ingite and burn a very large piece. And if however we are at the bottom point of the most humble level, as we know about ourselves that our faces are not pretty at all, for a storm wind and a great cloud storm and darken greatly, especially in these our days. However Hashem Yisborach already introduced a cure and total rectification through the rivers and streams of the true wisdom of the True Tzaddik. And whoever will hide himself in the shade of his wings and will go in the ways of his teachings, and will cast away from himself all other wisdoms, and will throw away his intellect completely, as though he has no intelligence except for what he receives from the Tzaddik, certainly he will have a complete rectification, in ultimate perfection, no matter who he is.
Rabbeinu Hakodesh [Our Holy
Teacher], of living memory, before he died was sighing and shouting greatly
with strange voices and sighs and great shouts about the heresy and atheism
that in the future would spread throughout the world. For this is the greatest
evil of all the evils and miseries in the world; there is nothing more evil
than this, may Heaven protect us. And then his followers were sighing before
him greatly and were saying: "What shall we do and to whom will he [Rabbeinu]
leave us?" And he answered, "What are you worrying about, since I
am going before you, etc." And he revealed his thoughts both explicitly
and implicitly that everything that he did with his followers was for both those
who are here and those who are not here, meaning even for the future generations.
And he said, "Just strengthen
yourselves together with unity and friendship and the love of friends, and then you will be kasher [proper] people, and not just kasher but you will even be Tzaddikim and good. For Hashem Yisborach will surely help me that my wish will be fulfilled as I have always wanted. For with G*d's help I have finished and I shall finish according to His will for sure." And he said that whoever endeavored to join with one of his followers "certainly will be a truly kasher person, and not just kasher but even a complete Tzaddik, the way I want."
On the last Rosh Hashanah before his passing, Rabbeinu Hakodesh of blessed memory said the awesome Torah Tiku Tochacha [Likutay Moharan Part Two, Torah Eight], which explains that one must seek and search very very much for the holy spirit and prophetic spirit of the true Tzaddik and Leader, and that the main perfection of the Faith, which is the essence of Judaism, is through him spcifically. And then after saying the above mentioned Torah, he warned me expressly to write this great admonition that every man in the world, from great to small, needs to be very careful about this. And we need to warn and to remind them about this thousands of times that they will remember greatly every single day to search and seek greatly after the Tzaddik, the True Leader, who has the spirit of prophecy and holiness with which he is able to rectify truly for eternity. Certainly the search and request is not after the physical body of the Tzaddik, rather after his holy spirit, through which is his main rectification. And this one must search and seek always however you look at it: if you have not yet found the Tzaddik at all, certainly you need to go on your hands and knees to search and seek with all your might throughout the whole world from one end to the other all the days that one lives on the face of the earth, perhaps you can find your soul's eternal life for even one day or one moment before your death. And if you already think that you found the True Tzaddik, for sure you need to search and seek even more. And it is possible that one is next to the Tzaddik and still his light is darkened from him and that he doesn't feel the pleasant truth of his holy advice. And because of this he is far from his rectification. And for this one needs great effort and a lot of searching until one finds him. And if he truly searches surely he will find him.
Through drawing near to the True Tzaddik the poison of the serpent is stopped. And the opposite: through a false leader the poison gains strength. There is a Tzaddik who is so great in stature that he doesn't envy any other tzaddik, not in this world and not in the next. Just Hashem Yitborach, akin to: "he was jealous for my jealousy" [stated about Pinchas avenging Hashem's honor in killing Zimri; Numbers 25:11]. The main greatness of the Tzaddik in his lifetime and after his death is that he draws down and illuminates the very highest light and life force, meaning revelation of the blessed G*d, even in this physical world. Even into the very deepest and coarsest places, until he is able to elevate even all those who have fallen and become extremely vulgarized. Until the verse is fulfilled: "And every creature will know that You created him..." [Rosh Hashanah Prayerbook: Amidah]. Through drawing near to the Tzaddik we merit to Faith and heresy is nullified.
The main connection is Love: that one should love the Tzaddik with a complete love, that his soul should be connected with his soul. One should be very careful to expel from within himself the spirit of foolishness, that his heart is filled with the foolish spirit that clings to him. And by attaching to the True Tzaddik, meaning that he loves the Tzaddik with soul-love, through this he expels very quickly the foolish spirit from within himself. And through this he merits a broken heart. The True Tzaddik compared to the world is like the head. And the world is like the body. And the main rectification is when we merit to be close and connected to the Tzaddik, as the body is with the head, for the main vitality of all the limbs comes only from the head.
We must seek and search very very much, in each and every generation, for the True Tzaddik, with every type of search and with literal self-sacrifice. For the main vitality and existence and perpetuation of every member of Israel is only through the True Tzaddik. And through Israel's search until they find him and draw near to him, through this we merit the Complete Redemption. And the song that will be sung in the future. Happy is the one who merits and waits and truly yearns for this.
Through dispute against the Tzaddik, we forget the Torah. The Coming of the Messiah depends on drawing near to the Tzaddik. The proliferation of secular wisdom, particularly the wisdom of philosophy, causes very very great damage to the whole world, more than snakes and scorpions and all sorts of evil and destructive beasts that are in the world. For they damage the Holy Faith, which is the foundation of everything. Through speaking against the Tzaddik, philosophy becomes strengthened in the world. And also the opposite: the main elevation of the soul and its perfection is when the souls of Israel are collected into one unity [meaning with the True Tzaddik]. Through love and peace and unity amongst Israel, through this all the harsh judgements are sweetened. And all the heresy is nullified. And natural wisdom is supressed and eradicated. And there is revealed faith in the desire of the world to know and to believe that everything happens only through the Will of the Blessed One. Through the peace that exists between people, who analyze and explain to each other the Truth, every person will throw away the falsehood of the idolatry of his money and will draw himself near to the Truth. And according to the Peace that is in the Generation, so can they draw the whole world to the Service of the Blessed One and to serve Him in unity, and everyone will throw away their gods of silver and gold and will pray to the Lord alone.
The value of the gathering of Israel, who hold themselves with the True Tzaddik with great love and unity, and with the essence of true peace, and who draw onto themselves at all times an illumination of his holy wisdom, and who gather together and meet at all times to talk with each other about Fear of Heaven and about the illumination of the holy wisdom that the Tzaddik mentioned above endeavors to shine upon them: this holy gathering is very precious and exalted and through it will be the Redemption speedily in our days and will come the Messiah who will repair everything in perfection.
Through the truth the world is protected from all destructive forces. The Truth redeems from all travails. When there is truth there is peace. When there is not truth there is not kindness. Through truth one merits to an eternal name. One who guards himself from falsehood is always victorious. Jerusalem will not be rebuilt until there will be peace between Israel. And the Holy Temple will not be rebuilt until arrogance disappears. I request your forgiveness that I have not yet sent you the holy books. For I was ill and suffered difficult afflictions--G*d spare us--and for sure everything is for the best. Even now I am still very weak. And I struggled with all my strength to write a few holy words that have within them the power to sustain and restore the heart. Since the time we parted I have not forgotten you, for your love is engraved in the depths of my heart with great and eternal love. And I yearn and desire for you always to connect with you as brothers dwelling together. I pray for you always that you will merit to see the splendid light of the holy sun that shines now in the world, and to pass on and disperse the clouds that darken the sunlight. In a manner that we shall merit to leave the darkness for the light, from darkness to great light, and as the light of the morning shines upon us, the sun of charity and healing in its wings.
With feelings of honor and preciousness behold I seek your peace and the peace of your dependents.
Yisroel Dov Odesser
SERVE G*D WITH FAITH AND HONESTY
With G*d's Help
11 Shevat 5721
My bone and flesh, Mr. Zalman Shazar, who is connected with strong ties to the wondrous tree, very holy and awesome, that is the True Tzaddk, who stands over us as a shelter and a shield for every generation. Who sustains and strengthens our souls with all sorts of smells and scents of his awesome teachings. Happy are you that you merited to know of the Master of Wonders, all of whose words are wondrous, incomprehensibly wondrous wonders, to destroy and to nullify all the heresies and false faiths and to draw near and to bring close the whole world to Hashem Yisborach.
The main purpose and perfection
is just to serve Hashem with complete sincerity, without any clever ideas at
all. For there are investigators who say that the main goal is to pursue their
philosophies and alien wisdoms, and they consume their days in this world to
study and to comprehend the enlightened wisdoms and that is the
purpose of life for them. But in truth the main attainment of the purpose of existence and the World to Come is only through Faith and carrying out the commandments. To serve Hashem with complete sincerity and simplicity, and through this itself we merit to what we merit ("the eye has not yet seen, etc."). But really the main grasping of the purpose of existence is only through Faith and sincerity specifically, that is: fear of G*d and the active commandments with complete simplicity. And through this itself we merit to what we merit.
Prayer can change nature, and the wisdoms and philosophies, that go according to nature, are nullified. The philosophers and heretics explain the whole Torah through their clever ideas and heresies. And even the active commandments: they explain everything through their intellectual comprehension, and they deny the active commandments. Happy is one who knows nothing about them at all. And their main subjugation is through the True Tzaddik, extremely great with outstanding stature, whose main idea is prayer, for prayer changes nature.
THE SON WHO GREATLY LOVES HIS FATHER
To my beloved, who throws himself down and rolls about in dirt and mud for the point of Truth, Mr. Z. Shazar. Hashem is with you. He will not abandon you or weaken you. Do not be afraid and do not fall.
It is upon us to praise and to say the full Hallel and the great Hallel, that precisely now, in these our days, we have a true, holy, and very very awesome Rebbe and Leader, who is the cure for all our wounds. Whatever will be, through him there already is hope for our fate, even for the least worthy of us. For the sicker the person is, the greater the doctor he needs. And if the world would merit also at least now to benefit from his light, already the world would have come to its rectification in perfection.
Hashem Yisborach sends after us and calls us all the time and hints to us with hints to come close to His Blessedness. And one must deepen and broaden his thoughts in this to understand the hints of the Blessed One. And sometimes the person is greatly aroused with great arousal to bind and to attach to the Tzaddik, upon whom depends all the holiness of his Judaism. Just that the Satan fights against this greatly, until he causes the person to become distanced and banished from the holiness of his Judaism, to a place of desolated wilderness, a very dangerous place, and he waits for him to capture him in his net. And then he can do something deranged and what really looks insane. And no human intellect would agree to this, how he could attain this. But even so, because of his true arousal that he had, Hashem grants him success, and he merits to pass over all the fences and obstacles and to break them all, until he merits to finish the matter in perfection.
The great wisdom of all the wisdoms is not to be wise at all. Rather to be sincere and straight in simplicity. Even someone who has a truly great mind must throw down all the wisdoms and work in the service of the Blessed One with simplicity and sincerity. And one must even act and do things that seem crazy in order to do the will of the Blessed One. For we need to roll around in all sorts of mud and dirt for the Service of Hashem and His mitzvoth [literally, commandments]. And not just for a mitzvah, but even everything that has in it the Will of Hashem Yisborach is called a mitzvah. And one must roll himself about in all types of dirt and mud in order to fulfill a certain desire and to give pleasure to Hashem Yisborach. And when his love for Hashem Yisborach is so strong, then he is an aspect of a precious and very beloved son to Hashem Yisborach. For there is the aspect of a son, who searches in the secret chambers of the King, like a son. And there is the aspect of a servant, who only does the work they give to him, and it is forbidden for him to ask any reason or explanation for his work. But there is a son who loves his father so much that because of the love he does an action of a servant, what a simple servant needs to do. And he goes and jumps into the great battle, into the teeth of the war, and rolls around in all sorts of dirt and mud in order to provide a pleased spirit to his father. And even a simple servant would not do such types of work. And then when his father sees that his love is so strong, until he throws himself into total servitude for his love, then he reveals to him also what would not be given over even to a son, for there are places into which even the son is forbidden to enter. Meaning that there are concepts that also the son cannot grasp. But when the son throws away all his wisdom, and throws himself into servitude, as mentioned above, through this his father has mercy upon him and reveals to him what is not given even to a son, and he allows him to search in the hidden chambers of the king, that are hidden and concealed exceptionally, until he merits to have revealed to him the aspect of a Tzaddik who suffers evil and an evil-doer who enjoys good. And he merits to raise up the judgement that has fallen into the abyss and to fix it. For he merits to grasp the concept of a Tzaddik who suffers and a wicked one who has good, which looks like a distortion of justice. And now when he merits to grasp and to understand this, this is the aspect of rectification of judgement. Through a Rebbe of truth, with students, all the things mentioned above are done and rectified. When a person goes after his intellect and his mind, he can fall into many mistakes and stumbling blocks. And to come into great evils, G*d forbid, as already many have stumbled and fallen greatly through their evil wisdom, and they have erred and caused others to err, G*d spare us. For the main idea of Judaism is to go in sincerity and simplicity, without any cleverness, and without paying attention to one's own honor at all; just to see if there is honor to Hashem in this or not. And if not, not. Then for sure he will never stumble. The whole main rectification of the world depends on this: that all the ways of evil and erroneous wisdoms, from which are drawn also all types of heresies and atheism, will be nullified from the world, so that one may attach oneself in truth to the True Tzaddik, who can repair everything, even in all the places and in all the things that happen to us.
It is forbidden to cause oneself to despair. Just search after holiness at all times. And even if it seems to you that, according to what you know in your soul of the wounds of your heart and your pains, it is very remote that you will attain the holiness; even so you should do yours and search after it with all your strength. And even if it appears to you that, after you have searched for many many years, you still have not found it and have not attained any level of holiness at all, still you should search more and more. Until if you are truly strong in this, all the days of your life, Hashem Yisborach will have mercy upon you and will help you and aid you above the way of nature and human intelligence completely. Until you will merit to pass over everything in peace and to finish the thing: to remove the holiness from the husks.
THE STORY OF THE BEGGARS
With G*d's Help
7 Shevat 5721
My dear heart, pleasant and admirable, Mr. Zalman Shazar, who, with all his heart and soul, is given over to the Tzaddik, the blind Beggar, who boasted: "I am still completely young, and I have not yet begun to live at all. And even so I am very old. And I have an agreement on this from the great eagle...." Peace and life and all good.
Your great, wondrous, and awesome love and strong desire to hear great, wondrous,and awesome news of the Beggars has compelled me to remember you and to write to you what Hashem puts under my hand!
The place of the wedding canopy and celebration was in a great pit, that was covered with reeds and dirt and garbage. And the meal was from bread and meat that they had gathered from the meal at the King's celebration. And this wedding was with great, awesome, and wondrous joy. And the people were rejoicing there very very much, and also the groom and bride were very happy. And they started to remember the kindness that Hashem Yisborach [the Blessed G*d] had done for them when they were in the forest. And they were crying and yearning greatly to bring here the first Beggar, who was blind, "who had brought us bread in the forest," and immediately, while they were yearning greatly for the blind Beggar, he answered and said: "Here I am! Behold I have come to you for your wedding...and I give you a present for my wedding discourse, that you should be old like me. That you should live a long life like me. And you think that I am blind. I am not blind at all. Just that all the time of the entire world does not count for me like a blink of an eye. Therefore it is not relevant for me to look at and see this world at all. And I am very old and still I am completely youthful. And I have not yet begun to live at all. And even so I am very old. And I have an agrement about this from the great eagle, etc." And the matter of the elders, each one of whom told an ancient tale, what he remembered from his earliest memory. Meaning what he remembered from the time that he started to have a memory. Answered and said the oldest one amongst them first: "What can I tell you? I remember when they cut the apple from the branch." And not one of them knew what he was saying. But there were sages there, and they said, "Certainly this is a very ancient tale." And they honored the second one to speak. The second one, who was not as old as the first, answered, "That is an ancient tale?" With bewilderment. "This tale I remember. But I remember also when the candle was burning." They answered and said there: "This is an even older tale than the first." And it was amazing to them that this second one, who was younger than the first, remembered a tale older than the first. And they honored the third one to speak. He, who was even younger, answered and said, "I remember also when they started building the fruit," that is, when the fruit started to form. They answered and said, "This tale is even older." The fourth one, who was still younger, answered, "I remember also when they led the seed to plant the fruit." The fifth, who was even younger, said, "I remember also the sages who thought of and created the seed." Answered the sixth that he remembered also the taste before it entered the fruit. Answered the seventh and said that he remembered also the smell of the fruit, before it entered the fruit. Answered the eighth and said that he remembered also the appearance of the fruit before it was drawn to the fruit.
And I also was there. And
I answered and said to them: "I remember all these tales. And I remember
absolutely nothing." They answered and said, "This is a very ancient
tale, more than all of them." And it was a great novelty to them that the
infant remembered more than all the others. Suddenly a great eagle came and
said to them that they should leave in order of their ages. That whoever was
older should leave first. And he removed all of them from the tower. And he
removed first the infant mentioned above, for in truth he was older than all
of them, and similarly whoever was younger he removed first. And the oldest
one he removed last. For whoever was younger was older. And the oldest of them
all was younger than the rest. And the above great eagle said to them, "I
shall explain to you the tales that all the elders told. For the one who said
that he remembers also when they cut the apple from the branch, means that he
remembers when they cut his navel at the time of birth. And the second who said
that he remembers the hour when the candle was burning, means that he remembers
also when he was in the womb, when there was a candle burning above his head.
And the one who said that he remembers also the time when the fruit began to
form, means that he remembers also when the body started to form, meaning at
the time of the formation of the baby. And the one who remembers the time when
they carried the seed to plant the fruit, means that he remembers also when
the drop of semen was drawn forth at the time of mating. And the one who remembers
the sages who were forming the seed, means that he remembers also when the drop
was still in the brain, for the mind forms the drop. And the one who remembers
the taste means the animal soul, and the smell means the spirit, and the appearance
means the Divine soul. And the infant said that he remembers absolutely nothing,
for he is higher than all. And he remembers even that which comes before the
animal soul, spirit, and Divine soul, which is an aspect of nothingness. And
he blessed them. And to me, meaning this blind Beggar, who was the infant then,
who was telling all this, the great eagle mentioned above said to me, "You
come with me, for you are like me, for you are very old and still you are very
young. And you have not even begun to live at all, and even so you are very
old. And I also am like this, for I am old and still I am young, etc."
out that I have an agreement from that great eagle that I live a long life. And now I give you my long life as a wedding present. And there was very very great and awesome happiness and joy. If you will want to look with the eye of truth, you will see from afar the wonders of Hashem, that nothing like this has been heard or seen in all the days of the world. Our awesome Teacher [Rebbe Nachman], may his memory be for a blessing, said about himself, when he told this story, that if the
world were only to know of this story alone, it would also be a very great novel teaching.
The story of the Beggars includes virtually the entire figure of man. For the first was blind, the second deaf, the third speech impaired, the fourth had a crooked neck. And the fifth was a hunchback, and the sixth was without hands, and the seventh was without feet. And really they were complete in all the above mentioned limbs, with a great perfection, that has no perfection beyond it. Just the opposite: because of the greatly outstanding perfection of their status and level, very high and mighty and awesome, and also because of the great force of the concealment of this world; therefore, in the eyes of the world, they appeared blind and deaf and so on.
STUDY THE WORDS OF THE TZADDIK
With G*d's Help
After the Departure of the Holy Sabbath and Yom Kippur [Day of Atonement] 5724
In honor of the President of Israel, daughter of my eye and heart, Mr. S.Z. Shazar, who desires the clear and pure and bright Truth. Who is wise and understands the real Truth, where it is found. And who lifted up his heart and mind to the Tzaddik. And who removed from himself all his cleverness and intellect against the Tzaddik, the true Sage, the new light, before and after whom no one similar ever has arisen. Who, in the great force of his power, burns, destroys, and nullifies all types of errors and confusions and heresies and false beliefs, and introduces the Truth into the world, and transforms the completely evil into completely righteous, and repairs the whole world with utter perfection.
May Hashem lead you on the straight path to the point of Truth, which is the main resting place and inheritance [an expression for the Holy Temple], without limit or boundary.
My dear brother, my bone and my flesh. Happy you are and good for you that you merited such a great eternal salvation, to be in the portion of our very awesome and exalted Teacher. Also this year you merited, through sacrificing your soul and your honor, to be numbered within the group of his holy gathering on Rosh Hashanah, which counts above all. And there is nothing greater than this.
Please my brother, the desire of my heart, remember well all the things and the wondrous and awesome reasons that you saw with your eyes concerning the revelation of the secret of the great awesomeness of the Tzaddik, the new light, stored away and hidden and concealed from all the worlds. Be very strong and brave, with all your strength, to steal for yourself a little time every day to look at the words of our awesome Teacher, whose every word is like a letter written to his friend and his student. And they contain all sorts of advice and salvations that we need every day and at all times. And try to build with haste and all your might and spread his wellsprings outward, for he is your life. And if not now then when? The day is short and the work is great. And the main thing is that the time goes and hums and our days are like a passing shadow and nothing will remain for you except whatever truth you snatch in your heart. And if however the Truth is thrown to the ground and it is forbidden to reveal such words to one whose heart is removed from this. Thanks to our G*d that He separated us from the erring, who dispute against such Truth. And for this we have what to rejoice our souls all the time, in everything that occurs to us.
With blessings for a good sealing and a happy Festival [of Succoth]. And I pray always for your peace and success in this world and the Next.
STUDY THE WRITINGS OF THE TZADDIK
With G*d's Help
2 Shevat 5721
My dear, beloved, and desired Mr. Zalman Shazar. May Hashem extend your years with a majority of true good.
Gird up your loins like a warrior, my dear brother, to strengthen yourself with all power, with all your might to make your soul very happy. And rely on the strength of the Elder of Holiness, the Elder of Elders. For he goes before us always, at all times, and transforms everything to the good, sins to merits, and shines on us the light of the Blessed G*d also in the strength of this overpowering and bitter darkness that is occuring now.
Please remember, my beloved brother, the amazing and awesome kindness, without end or limitation, that Hashem Yisborach did with you to draw you near to the light of lights, so holy and awesome, to linger in the shadow of his holiness and to be involved with his holy words. Delve into them, delve into them: into every lesson and every sermon. For sure you will be able to vitalize yourself always, and to vitalize others, with the precious and sweet treasures of your very precious and high soul, with your exhorting explanations, with your fiery words, and with the spirit of your warm heart, like a flame, transforming the light of truth amongst men of science and amongst the multitudes of the young generation. I am sure that through your heart being so strong with the truth, Hashem will give you a long life, a good life, and you will succeed and merit this in the merit and strength of the Tzaddik, who is the True King of all Israel for all generations.
Know and believe with complete faith that no word and no light action is ever lost, and even a general awakening and a good thought is not ever lost. For as soon as a person is aroused with a general arousal to holiness, and all the more so when he performs an act of holiness, then immediately the True Tzaddik, who works to repair the souls of Israel, grabs it and takes it into the place that he takes it for the sake of the wondrous and awesome building that he toils to build: to bring into there all the outcasts in the world. And not a single one of them will be left outside.
Seeking your peace with feelings of love and yearning.
Yisroel Dov Odesser
SUFFERING BREAKS THE STUBBORNESS OF THE BODY
With G*d's Help
20 Shevat 5724
In honor of the President of Israel, my heart and flesh, Mr. Zalman Shazar, who came from a very holy and exalted place, and who draws in the vapors and air from the sea of wisdom that exits from the holy and awesome mind of the True Tzaddik, who, from one end of the world to the other, did not arise one like him, who burns up and nullifies the falsehood and the vanity and the foolishness and the errors of atheism and false faiths that overpower and roar to destroy the world, G*d forbid G*d forbid.
May Hashem remove from you all types of illnesses and all types of sickness and give to you long and healthy life, a good life, true and eternal.
Know, my brother, that all the sufferings and afflictions that Hashem Yisborach sends to the person, G*d forbid, is all only in order to break the fierce resistance of his body and to arouse him to repentance, in order that the soul can come close to the body and illuminate it with the light of the Tzaddik, who has strength to repair everything perfectly and to bring everyone near to Hashem Yisborach in truth.
TO BELIEVE IN THE RENEWAL OF THE WORLD
With G*d's Help
25 Nissan 5722
My dear heart, Mr. Zalman Shazar, who thinks thoughts and plans to announce and illuminate the light of Truth in the world, which is the light of the True Tzaddik, the light of lights, the aspect of the light of Messiah. Who shines upon us the light of revelation of the Blessed G*d also in the dark and embittered places that are in this dark generation, and breaks and subdues and throws down and nullifies from the world all the books of the heretics and investigators, who lean to the side of heresy and denial [of G*d]. And all of the arrogance and the authority of the false leaders, who put hatred and hostility between Israel and their Father in Heaven. May Hashem command for you the blessing and the life.
Old age and greyness have pounced upon us. And our strength is weak and poor. And the haters of our souls, the fire of lusts, have multiplied and gained strength from all the sides, almost without measure. And our soul is deranged in the depths of the muddy sludge of the lusts of this world and its vanities, like a stone placed in the center of the sling. And we are wandering in the world very confused and disoriented, more than a ship lost in the heart of the sea, with the stormwind blowing and raging, without any rest or quiet. And there is no metaphor or image to describe and compare the terrible pity that is on us. And we have no advice or recourse other than to flee and to fly to the Tzaddik. To roll around in mud and mire and to crawl on hands and feet between snakes and scorpions until we merit to draw from the holy spirit of the Tzaddik, through whom there is no despair in the world at all. And in every place and in every time and in all the levels above and below, even for the estranged who have become completely distanced from the holiness of Israel, even so there is no despair at all. For in the huge power of [the Tzaddik's] great and awesome wisdom, he transforms the essence of evil to good. From annihilation to desire.
The essence of all the heresies and atheisms of the scholars of nature, who have erred to where they have erred, is the blemish in faith in [the principle of] the renewal of the world. That through this blemish they come to all sorts of errors. And the main way to suppress them and to nullify their opinions is through the True Tzaddik, of very great stature, the aspect of Moses. Messiah. Who draws down Torah in order to illuminate and to reveal faith in the renewal of the world and to nullify and to uproot the opinions of the scholars of nature, who deny the renewal of the world. The essential awesomeness of the strength and power of the True Tzaddik, the Master of Power, who is the aspect of the staff of strength, who stands with strength and might in the middle of the throat of the Other Side [the Forces of Evil], until she is forced to vomit up constantly. Until even the very distant and degraded, who already have grown old in their evil ways and have become very lustful and coarse, and who have been swal lowed into the stomach of the Forces of Evil, so that their hope and their expectation virtually have been lost, come and draw near to Hashem Yisborach, and many neighbors are added to the holy assembly of the Tzaddik. And through this specifically a wondrous rectification is made at all times, until in the end everything will be remedied.
With respect and love and yearning.
Yisroel Dov Odesser
TO BE STRONG IN OUR FAITH
With G*d's Help
19 Tammuz 5720
My soul and heart, the pleasant Mr. Zalman Shazar. Who draws life from the drops of kindness of the Tzaddik, who is the root of all the wellsprings of wisdom. Who can give life to all Israel and to everyone in the world. Happy is your portion and lot. Peace and all good for length of days.
The covenant of our love will never be annulled and many waters will not be able to exstinguish it, G*d forbid. My beloved brother, treasure of my eye and heart, faithful dear friend, be strong and brave. Do not be afraid and do not fear. Do not become panicked or confused. And do not let your spirit fall from anything that happened, from anything in the world, whatever may be. For thank G*d we have broad shoulders on which to lean. For now in our days we already have a new light in the world, awesome and exalted, that can repair everything and transform sins to merits. Remember every day and at all times and in every place to rejoice with all strength, with all heart and soul, and to praise G*d for all the kindness that He has done with us with His wondrous and powerful kindnesses, and has given us a free gift that we have fallen into the portion of the True Tzaddik, who is the head and chosen of all the choice Tzaddikim, higher than all the high ones. Who works with us now to extract us from between the teeth of the forces of evil. From all evil places that we have fallen into. And to raise us up above the physical. Just that the main thing to darken the eyes of one's mind completely and to cast away completely one's intellect and wisdom and to make oneself like an animal without intelligence and to rely on faith alone. And this is the main wisdom of all the wisdoms. For when one will be strong in his faith alone, without intellect and wisdoms and philosophical inquiries at all in his mind, then for sure one will merit with the passing of days to understand and to comprehend true Divine wisdom, that which is impossible to comprehend with the human mind. And so long as he does not set this up as a test. And that he just goes with sincerity and simplicity, with truly straight faith. But he must guard himself greatly from false faiths, faiths of stupidity and vanity. That he not be a fool to believe everything. And this is the aspect of pure animals and defiled animals, concerning which Hashem Yisborach has warned us to distingusih between the defiled and the pure. For the faith is akin to an animal, as mentioned above. But straight faith, with the truth of holiness, is the aspect of pure animals. And false faiths are the aspect of defiled animals! One who goes with sincerity will come to understanding. One who has faith afterwards merits to serve Hashem with great knowledge. Through acknowledging Tzaddikim, one merits understanding and knowledge. Through truth comes the End [of Days, the Messianic Era].
The author and arranger, who prays always for your peace and success in this and the next world. I yearn to meet with you and to speak words of truth and faith. I seek your peace.
TO LIVE IS TO START ANEW
With G*d's Help
4 Kislev 5724
In honor of the President of Israel, my heart and flesh, Mr. S.Z. Shazar, who is prepared to come through fire and water for the ultimate Truth, beloved to him with thick love, without end or boundary. And who merited to be a faithful servant for the Tzaddik, the true King over all Israel for all generations. Who has revealed wondrous and awesome new things, about which there is no tongue in the world that can describe their compelling, lofty, and exalted value and level, and their holiness and their power. With them he gathers together and brings inside to Hashem Yisborach even all the alienated and completely evil people, and reveals His Divinity and Kingdom eye to eye to all the inhabitants of the world. How good and how nice is your portion! Peace and all good.
In honor of your completing your 74th year, behold I am sending you herein, as my blessing and gift of my heart, the long life of the Beggar who is completely blind to the world. And who has no vision of this world at all. For the whole world does not count to him as the flash of an eye.
And the good life of the Deaf Beggar, who boasted about his utterly great distance from this world. And who is completely deaf to hearing the voices of this world, all of which are deficient. For the whole world does not count to him to hear their deficiencies. Look well at the awesome Story of the Seven Beggars [in Rebbe Nachman's Stories] and stand shaking and silent to see such light. Our Teacher, may his memory be for a blessing, spoke much about the idea of life, that everything is called life by the world, but really the main life is to merit to renew one's days to start to come near to Hashem Yisborach. To serve Hashem each time anew. And not to fall to the decrepitude of the side of evil, as though one already has aged in his sins and actions that he is used to doing, until it is impossible for him to abandon them. Just strengthen yourself to begin to live renewed each time in Hashem's Service, and do not fall from anything. And do not truncate your spirit due to the confusions and weakening of the m ind, as though, G*d forbid, there is no hope due to of the evil deeds that you have done until now. For you must not look at all this at all, for there is no despair in the world at all. And however it is, even if you already have fallen without measure, even so there is no despair in the world at all.
TO PERFECT OUR FAITH
With G*d's Help
The Eve of Rosh Chodesh [the New Month of] Sivan 5720
My beloved and precious Mr. Zalman Shazr, who grows and sprouts forth from the drops of Gan Eden of the Tzaddik, who is the root of the soul of the Messiah, who can raise and renew the entire world for good, to attach and to draw everyone to Hashem Yisborach. Even those very distant from the holiness of Israel, in the worst estrangement. Peace and all good for length of days.
My beloved brother, my soul and heart, our love is like that of David and Jonathan and will never be nullified, since it is not dependent on something ephemeral. Look well and think about the great kindness and awesome salvation that Hashem Yisborach has done for us, who has opened our eyes to see the point of one truth that has never before been revealed in history. That is no longer possible to conceal from our minds in any way. How sweet are the words of our Sages of blessed memory, when they alluded in their words to Rabbeinu: "Halacha [Jewish Law] is like Rav Nachman. And the Halacha is like Rav Nachman. And the Halacha is like Nachmani."
The main way for salvation to come is only through faith. And faith is measured according to the Leader of the generation. One must fill up the faith with the illumination of the Tzaddik, who is the generalization of the Seven Shepards. For he shepards the faith to repair it and to complete it. And the whole essence of the faith of Israel he draws to the generation. And it is impossible to come to this Tzaddik and to draw near to the holiness except precisely through fierceness. As our Sages of blessed memory stated: "be fierce like a leopard." And as it is written: "You lead with Your fierceness to the splendid place of Your Holiness." [Exodus 15:13] Meaning through fierceness one may enter the holiness, for there are shepards on the side of evil and they also are famous personalities of the generation. And their main strength is through fierceness and they are like dogs in their fierceness. As in: "And the dogs of fierceness are the shepards" [Isaiah 56]. And: "the face of the generation is like the face of the dog." And therefore it is impossible to be saved from their domination except by having great fierceness to stand up against their evil fierceness. And similarly it is impossible to be saved from all the obstructers and antagonists and adversaries and to draw near to the Truth except through holy fierceness!
By revealing that everything happens through the Will of the Blessed One and that there is no "law of nature" at all, this creates awe and fear. For then people know that there is reward and punishment and that it is proper to fear the Blessed One. But when they fall to denial, as though everything happens through nature, awe and fear are not feasible at all. There are evil beasts that stamp and tear. And they are the scholars of nature, who want to show with their erroneous wisdom that everything happens through nature. As though there is no [Divine] Will, G*d forbid. And even that the awesome signs and wonders that Hashem Yisborach has done for us from Heaven all are through nature.
And these intellectuals are like evil beasts. And they stamp and tear many of our People, who also err after them and reason like them, as though everything is because of a "law of nature", G*d forbid. And these souls are like birds caught in a snare. Therefore whoever has pity on his soul must flee and save his soul from them, that his soul not be torn and stamped down by them, G*d forbid. Therefore, Heaven forbid even to look at those books that speak about philosophical inquiries, even books that giants of Israel have written. For there is no evil greater than this.
TO RELY ONLY ON FAITH
With G*d's Help
The Eve of Yom HaKippurim 5721
My precious Mr. Zalman Shazar, who has a sharp eye to discern and to grasp who is the True Rebbe of all the worlds, through whom comes all their life and existence. May Hashem sustain you with true life and show you the good path upon which to go.
Do not be bewildered or confused and don't let your spirit fall from anything in the world, for thank G*d we have broad shoulders to rely upon. For precisely in this dark world of today, in this impoverished generation, in the strength of our deep fall and descent, there shines in the world a new light, novelty of novelties, higher than the highest, that has never yet been in all the days of the world. That can repair the world, to draw the whole world to Hashem Yisborach, even the most distant, in the greatest alienation. And therefore as long as the person tries and seeks and searches to draw near to the True Tzaddik, he always has hope, whatever will be. Even if he has fallen into the greatest depths of the deepest abyss. Just that the main thing is that he must try to darken completely the eyes of his mind and to remove completely his intellect and wisdom and make himself like an animal that has no knowledge. And to rely only on faith. And this is the main wisdom of all wisdoms. But he must guard himself carefully from false faiths, faiths of stupidity and vanity. That he not be a fool to believe everything. And this is an aspect of pure animals and defiled animals, concerning which Hashem Yisborach has warned us to distinguish between the defiled and the pure. For the faith is akin to an animal, as mentioned above. But straight faith, the truth of holiness, is an aspect of pure animals. And false faiths and disbeliefs are an aspect of defiled animals!
TRUE AND FAITHFUL BROTHERS
With G*d's Help
21 Tammuz 5725
In honor of the President of Israel, my eyes and heart, Mr. Sh. Z. Shazar, who is beloved in the eyes of Hashem like a wife to her husband, because of the great force of his desire and yearning to bind himself to the true King and Sage, who exists forever and shields Israel to raise them up from the belly of hell, from the deepest depths of descent, from the essence of utter physicality, higher and higher than all spirituality. May Hashem shield you and cure and heal you and your household in perfection in body and soul.
The main glory and greatness of the kingdom is through humility specifically. And the more humble the king is the more his kingdom spreads out. For this is the way of the kingdom: each time it must put humility before its honor and greatness. In the place of your greatness there I find your humility, to come and to speak before you that which Hashem will put under my quill.
In the future The Holy One Blessd Be He will avenge the vengeance of his People from those prophets of falsehood, who fill their stomachs with honor and arrogance, and display thenmselves like Tzaddkim of the generation. And they hunt precious souls and crush them and tear them to pieces, with a leg of arrogance and falsehood, and they blind the eyes of Israel from seeing the light of the true Leader, who draws down, reveals, and illuminates the light of Hashem to everyone in the world, from generation to generation for eternity!
Know, my brother, and believe that from the moment of the beginning of your existence in your mother's womb it was decreed upon you by the Creator that you would be President over Israel in this orphaned generation, in order that you have mercy on the People of Hashem, with true mercy. And that with your great and straight intellect and your polished and glorious tongue you would teach the People the awesome Truth, unique in the world, that Hashem has put before your eyes, with many amazing reasons for seven years, and that you would open and illuminate the darkened eyes and hearts of Israel so that all of them would see the light of the true Tzaddik, hidden, stored away, secreted, and concealed from the eyes of everyone. Who is the main life-force and existence of the whole Creation and from whom will sprout the complete Redemption for the People Israel and for the whole world, so that all will know Hashem.
We already have spoken somewhat concerning the matter of our bond of friendship and love, that truly there cannot be found in all the world people who are brothers, faithful and true like us. This was from Hashem, from Heaven, in order that we merit to publicize and make known the name of the true Tzaddik in the whole world. Upon this only depends our whole main hope and rectification in completion. We need to guard ourselves greatly so that our love not become blemished, G*d forbid, even a hairsbreadth.
THE TRUE GOAL
With G*d's Help
12 Iyar 5721
My dear Mr. Zalman Shazar, member of the holy group of the Master of Prayer, who is the wonder of all the wonders of the Blessed Creator, in whom depends all the salvations of all Israel in every generation. Peace and life and all good.
In my innocence I shall go to fulfill my obligation to remind and to motivate you every time to flee to the Tzaddik. And to think about the true purpose [of life]. For I am obligated to serve the Tzaddik and to fulfill his command and his will, who yearns to bestow from his goodness to all Israel. But you have free choice and Hashem in His mercies will help us and will turn our choice to the good. That we should merit to begin now, to consume all our days, to search for and to seek the True Tzaddik, who has dug and revealed wells of living waters to heal the illnesses of the souls of Israel, for us and for our generations and all the generations of the seed of Israel. And if the obstacles spread out against you like bars of iron and doors of copper, this we already know that it is impossible to draw near to the Tzaddik except by breaking powerful obstacles. Remember all this well and recover and gain strength and do not be what they call a schlimazelnik [Yiddish expression for a person with perpetual bad fortune].
The awesome Story of the Master of Prayer is a wondrous and awesome tale, wonderously wonderous. And apart from the roots of the words and the great inner meaning in all these Stories, which is wondrous and very hidden from the human mind, also in its simple sense it explains every type of intellectual rebuke, very amazing and powerful guidance. And it awakens the heart greatly to draw near to Hashem Yisborach. And it tells in general about all sorts of mistakes and confusions and false ideas of lies and errors that exist in the world. And about their identification and rectification.
Everyone agrees that the main thing is the purpose [of existence], and all are forced to admit that whoever tries harder and is closer to the purpose, he is fit to be head and king of everyone. But from the time that the great storm wind confused and overturned the world completely, from water to land, and from land to water. And from wilderness to settlement, etc. And the King and the Queen and the Princess and the Infant and the whole holy gathering of the King and his men were separated and scattered. Then all the worlds became confused and were transformed from their true arrangement. And all the peoples of the world were confused and separated and divided into group after group regarding how to discover what is the purpose. And each and every group erred and became very very confused. Through their evil desires. With their alien ideas and fictitious and false conceptions. Until they became very confused and errant and turned over the truth to its opposite extreme.
One group said that the main goal is honor. To pursue honor, G*d forbid, excessively. For there are people who burn excessively for honor. And they pursue honor greatly. And they forfeit their eternal world and also this world for a little honor that they want to gain. This one wants to be honored for his wealth. And this one wants to be honored and esteemed for his Torah learning and his service of G*d, and he endeavors all his life to be accepted as a Rabbi and Leader. And whereas the truth is the opposite. The matter is completely opposite. For the main goal of the whole Creation is only honor of Hashem Yisborach and His Torah and His True Tzaddikim. And it is impossible to merit this except if one minimizes his own personal honor completely and flees from honor completely in truth. And knows his unworthiness and lowliness and tries and toils all his days to magnify G*d's honor, which is the honor of the Torah and the True Tzaddikim. And truly nullifies his own honor completely. And they reversed the truth completely, to its opposite extreme. And erred from opinion to opinion and from idea to idea, until they said that the main goal is honor. And they had great proofs and explanations for this, that the main goal is honor, to pursue honor excessively and to attain it, G*d forbid. And similarly another group erred in their evil ideas, and went from idea to idea until they became crazy and said that murder is a mitzvah [Divine obligation]. And the goal. And they had many ideas and proofs about this. And really even though apparently it is hard to believe that people like this exist, that they would have rationalizations that murder is a mitzvah. But in truth there are errors like these in the world, until it is posssible to err through them to say that murder is a mitzvah, until they came to anger and murder literally. And similarly with the other groups. And each one had many rationalizations for their mistakes, until it really was possible to err about them, G*d forbid.
The author, who sacrifices his soul for the good and salvation of your precious soul. And may your peace grow for length of good and healthy days.
THE TRUE LIFE
With G*d's Help
In honor of the President of Israel, Mr. S.Z.Shazar, my eyes and heart, who draws from the waters of wisdom of the True Tzaddik and Sage, to quench the thirst of his precious soul and to water with them the precious souls of Israel, who are thrown down and rolling around in the filth of the foolish and erring spirit of atheism and false beliefs, an aspect of the waters of the Flood, that rise up to destroy the world. And the Tzaddik is the main healing and salvation from the filth and defilement. Peace and a long life, a good life, a true life, an eternal life.
Look, my brother. From the powerful love and strong that is in my heart for you, I have placed before you the true life of the True Tzaddik, the Master of Prayer. [Please see in Rebbe Nachman's Stories, The Master of Prayer.] He is the generalization of the awesome Seven Beggars. [Please see above, The Seven Beggars.] And you should choose life in order that you will live and have extended days in your government, with honor and splendor for Israel. In the Land that Hashem has given us with a strong hand and with signs and wonders against Egypt and Jordan and Syria and all the peoples that surround us from all sides to destroy us, G*d forbid.
On Chanukah each one draws into his house the holiness of the lights of the Menorah [the Chanukah candelabrum], which are the aspect of the light of the True Tzaddik, who is Moses-Messiah. Who lights and illuminates all the souls of Israel with a great light, even in all the types of darkness and gloom. And saves them from being inundated by the waters of the Flood of atheism and false beliefs that, G*d forbid, bring the world to desolation and chaos.
THE TRUE TZADDIK IS THE FOUNDATION OF OUR JUDAISM
With G*d's Help
12 Shevat 5723
My bone and my flesh, Mr. Zalman Shazar, who is connected with strong ties to the very amazing holy and awesome tree, the True Tzaddik, who stands for us as a shade and a shield for all generations. And who vitalizes and strengthens our souls with all types of scents and smells of his awesome teachings, even in the worst darkness and alienation. Happy are you that you merited to know of the Master of Wonders, all of whose words are unfathomably wondrous wonders, to subdue and to nullify the false beliefs and heresies and denials. And to draw and bring near the whole world to Hashem Yisborach. May the Master of Mercy draw upon you healing and long life and eternal life.
My beloved, my brother, whom I have loved with a true love. And you stand in my heart and my mind always, especially when I merit to break my heart and to pour out my prayer before Hashem Yisborach. And I have known that also your love is perfect with me. And your heart is strong in faith on the point of the chosen one of truth. And that you yearn and burn to hear the good words from the secret place of the powerful awesomeness of the True Tzaddik, who is the main foundation of our Judaism. And he is all our consolation and our hope for eternity, for all generations. And from my great love for you that is in my heart, I am speaking with you for your good. My brother, my brother. My soul and my heart. When will you arise and renew your days to overcome all the obstacles to draw near to the Tzaddik with greater strength and vigor? Put you heart and settle your mind very very well. And have pity and compassion on yourself. And hasten yourself to run on your hands and your feet to hold on to the wings of the Tza ddik, in order that there be hope for your fate and plunder for your soul. Have you not in your hand the book of prayers, and the sermons, and the awesome Stories, and all [Rabbeinu's] holy books, that are filled with advice and ways and paths for every person, in every type of descent in the world? Hold fast to them!
TRUTH AND FALSEHOOD
In honor of the one who seeks and searches for the Palace of Truth, Mr. Z. Shazar, great peace!
My sweet brother, hold yourself, do not give yourself up. Be strong and strengthened, and do not let us be like the giant elephant and the camel, that even when they lead him by his nose with a mouse he does not kick at him. And all this is because of foolishness, that he does not know his own strength. But my wise and strong soul, gird up your loins like a mighty man and buckle up fiercely your hips to fly like an eagle to the True Tzaddik, who is the aspect of Moses-Messiah, who cures all the sick, and the person in pain, blind, lame, leprous and blemished. He removes souls from the depths of hell; he transforms descents into ascents and willful sins into merits. Happy is the one who merits to come close, still in his lifetime, to the True Tzaddik. Happy is he, happy is his portion. For the Satan has put his heart on this greatly now, to confuse the world. For Israel now are very close to the end, and Israel now have great yearnings and great longings for Hashem Yisborach, that never was before in all the days of history. And each one longs greatly for Hashem Yisborach. Therefore the Satan has awakened and has put dispute between the Tzaddikim. And has established in the world many famous false figures, until no one knows where the truth is. Therefore we greatly need to multiply our prayers and petitions greatly, to merit to come close to the True Tzaddik. Truth and falsehood are the aspect of a king and a slave. Know that there are two types of Palaces. In one lives a king and in the second a slave. And both of them are completely similar to each other. And it is very difficult to distinguish between them. For there are many souls that come together, until they are made into a house and a palace. For they join together one to the other. One to the other. Until they are made into a foundation. And afterwards is made a tent. And then is built from them a house and a dwelling, in which dwells Truth. And whoever wants to find Truth, it is found in this house and palace, of those souls from whom was made the dwelling of Truth. And opposed to this many souls connect together and from them is made a house, and there is the dwelling of falsehood, which is the aspect of a slave. And behold, between the two houses mentioned above it is possible to err, meaning between the truth and the falsehood. For the falsehood makes itself resemble the Truth, for also there is a connection of many souls. Until it is very difficult to distinguish betweeen the Truth and the falsehood, and it is possible for a person to err, and he does not know where is the Truth, and near to where he should bring himself.
THE TRUTH IN EXILE
With G*d's Help
9 Shevat 5718 
In honor of the good and pleasant Mr. Zalman Shazar, blessings of life and great peace.
Two days ago I sent you good delicacies that your soul loves, and I hope that you will feel in them great pleasantness. Also now I send you a good present from the house of hidden treasures of Our Teacher, the pupil of our eyes, the Flowing Stream the Source of Wisdom [Proverbs 18:4], may the memory of the Tzaddik be for a blessing.
The main point of the Coming of the Messiah is to reveal the Truth in the world, and this is the main Redemption. For now the truth is in a great exile, and each each one says the Truth is with him. Truth and falsehood are akin to a King and a slave, and because of the power of falsehood, the son of the King was switched with the son of the slave, until people thought that the son of the slave was the son of the King. And about the son of the King they thought the opposite, as is explained in the Stories of Rebbe Nachman [see story #11, "The Exchanged Children"].
And the main nullification of the falsehood and revelation of the Truth is by a person negating himself from everything until he is literally like dust, akin to "and let my soul be like dust to everyone" [from the thrice daily Amidah prayer]. For everything grows from the earth, and all things and all the creation is drawn to the earth. And it is impossible to be separated from the earth except through the repulsive force, meaning that someone forces the object and takes it from its place on the earth and removes it from there. And according to the strength of this force so is the object separated from the earth. And afterwards, when this force desists, the object returns to the earth. For the earth has the attractive force and attracts all things to it. And if this were not so then it would not be possible to exist upon her. For it would be fitting to fall off of her, since she is round and all people on earth stand around her. Except that she has the attractive force.
And there is a True Tzaddik who is the foundation of the world, and all things stand upon him. And this Tzaddik, who is unique in the world, is humble and lowly and makes himself like dust, and through this he has the attractive force to draw the whole world to him, to bring them near to the Blessed Lord and to his Holy Torah. And behold it would be fitting that all human beings should be drawn to this Tzaddik, who is an aspect of dust that has the attractive force mentioned above. Except that through the repulsive force people desist and are distanced from him. Meaning that there are people who, through their speech and actions, repulse people and distance them from the Tzaddik mentioned above. And according to the power of this force, so does he create distance from the Tzaddik. And the main repulsive power is through arrogance and a haughty spirit and pursuit of honor, as when the person fears that his honor will be diminished and he will be ridiculed if he draws near to the Truth. Therefore, everyone who wants to know the real Truth, should really hymble his mind and remember his true smallness and unworthiness. And everything that has happened to him in his lifetime. And if he will truly feel his unworthiness then certainly the Truth will be revealed to him, and the attractive power will overcome the repulsive power. And he will be drawn with great speed to the True Tzaddik. (See Likutay Moharan [the masterwork of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov], Part One, Torah Seventy.)
With a heartfelt request for peace for you and your dependents, and a blessing of health for body and soul.
Yisroel Dov Odesser
TWO BIRDS THAT BECAME SEPARATED
Faithful one of my heart, Mr. Z. Shazar, the wise one who understands the truth, which one is the slave riding on the horse and which is the true minister and ruler. May He Who makes new, renew for you a good and shining year, so that the gates of your heart will shine with the light of wisdom of the Tzaddik, the true shepard of Israel, in a manner that you will merit to start now to come close to Hashem Yuisborach in truth and with sincerity, all the days of your life, for a good long life and for peace.
When the year draws close to ending and terminating, that is in the last month of the year, which is the month of Elul. And then there are days of desire and yearning for holiness. Certainly one must arouse and strengthen himself greatly, with great desires and yearnings for Hashem Yisborach, and search and seek and inquire after the way to repentance [literally: return], each one from the place where he is. And to prepare hinmself to receive the New Creation of the year to come, and to remind himself that the holy Rosh Hashanah [Jewish New Year] is approaching. Such a holy day, that comes from the place it comes, with very wondrous liturgies and melodies. Therefore the person must join himself also with this and pray with feeling and new enthusiasm. And to draw onto himself the merit and strength of the true man of kindness, very great in stature. Through whom is the main existence of the world and the entire Creation, that now is being created. There are two birds, one male and one female. And they are just one pair in the world. And the two birds mentioned above got lost and separated from each other, until they cannot find each other. And when the night comes, then they cry with a very great voice of wailing. For each one wails over its mate. And these two birds allude at their root to the unification of The Holy One Blessd Be He and the Congregation of Israel. And there is one Tzaddik, who has a very beautiful and wondrous neck. And a very amazing voice. And all the types of voices in the world he can produce with his voice. Meaning that he can direct his voice to produce all the types of sound in the world, of all types of animals and birds and of all types of musical instruments, and similarly. And also he can throw voices, meaning that in the place where he produces the voice no sound is heard at all. Rather, far away there will be heard the voice. And through this he can draw together and unite the two distanced birds that lost each other and reunite them with each other and silence their wailing and finish the rectification in perfection. For the main redemption depends on joining together the two birds mentioned above.
But since there are vapors in the world, and the above mentioned Tzaddik does not want to produce any air or wind or breath with the vapors of the world. Therefore he looks in the eyes of the world precisely as though his neck is twisted, for he truly twists his neck completely away from the vapors of the world. And he does not want to produce any air or wind with the vapors of the world. But in truth his neck is not twisted at all. Just the opposite: he has a very smooth and beautiful neck, as mentioned above.
THE TZADDIK CAN REPAIR THE WHOLE WORLD
[written to Mr. Shimshon Efrati, and brought here because of its content]
With G*d's Help
24 Sivan 5732
To my beloved friend, my dear and beloved brother, my heart and my soul, over whom Hashem takes delight and is glorified in all the worlds, my honorable teacher, Shimshon Efrati, may you live for many good years. May Hashem guard you from all evil, from all illness and pain, and may He heal you and your household quickly in completion, for length of days and good and true years, Amen.
Please, please judge me favorably and do not have strictness and a grudge against me at all for the fact that I did not reply to you for all your letters, that were precious and nice to me without measure. And behold, after the previous Festival of Passover I came to my home and found two of your letters, dearer to me than all treasure. And I read them with love and with great and powerful joy. And immediatley I prayed for you and for your household, that Hashem should have mercy on you and sweeten and nullify from you all the pain and the suffering that are afflicting you, and give you healing and salvation in all the matters of body and soul. And know, my beloved brother, that I have great satisfaction every time that I merit to see your handwriting, for all your words truly come from your heart. And I see in them that Hashem Yisborach showed grace to you and granted you a heart that understands one thing from another and beautiful capabilities, finer than gold, so that you would be able to receive with them the hidden and concealed light that can be found in the world now in our days, that goes above all the wondrous lights that were from the time and the day of the Creation of the World. This is our awesome Teacher, the Flowing Stream, who informed us that he is the True Leader in our generation and in all the generations to come. And he is able to remove us and to elevate the whole world and to return all of them to Hashem and to His Torah, even those totally distant from the holiness of the Torah, and even the nations of the world, so that all of them will know Hashem and will serve Him as one. Each and every word that has come from the mouth of our awesome Teacher descends below until the lowest depths and elevates everything up higher than the highest Heavens. Who can arrange their praise; who can tell of their awesome greatness, without example?
THE TZADDIK IS THE CURE FOR ALL PROBLEMS
With G*d's Help
Midnight of the Sixth Night of Shabbat
26 Tishray 5719 
To the Beloved of my heart, who yearns and desires to see the sparkling, secret, and hidden visions, Mr. Zalman Shazar. May The L*rd uplift the horn of his salvation and open the eyes of his mind to distinguish and see the Truth eye to eye.
In our days a robber has entered our borders, and he is the head of all of our enemies. He has put an iron trap upon us and buried obstacles in our path. He has spread out nets for our feet. His eyes are piercing at us and his teeth grinding upon us to fall upon us and destroy us. And each and every day he renews his strength and overpowers us, forcing us to drink his cup of poison, and it is completely beyond our capability to stand up against him. Therefore the L*rd has done a wonder with us and has brought the cure before the blow and has sent down to us the True Tzaddik, the head and chosen of all the choice Tzaddikim. He is the Rebbe and Leader of our generation and of all future generations, who will water all the earth with wisdom and knowledge of the L*rd, using the rivers and streams of his wisdom and his profound rectifications and advice. In order to purify the impure, to wash off the soiled, to whiten the stained, to give merit to the guilty, to atone for the transgressors, to draw near the estranged, to gather in the exiled and lost, to liberate the imprisoned, to rejoice the hearts of the depressed and ostracized!
Happy is the one who is saved from the erring and those who wander in darkness and gloom, who cannot see and gaze at the light of the True Tzaddik, who is the root of all the Tzaddikim of all the generations. For he will finish completely all the rectifications that the Tzaddikim of all the generations began and will rectify the entire world in utter perfection. And with his enormous power he will suppress and nullify all of the heresy and atheism from the world and will draw into the world great Faith. And he will illuminate for everyone a revelation of G*dliness so extremely awesome that the likes of which has never yet been heard or seen in the history of the world.
When the force of the Serpent's poison becomes overpowering, G*d forbid, and one becomes very distanced from the holiness of his Judaism. And he wanders aimlessly and burdened, and they repulse him from his holiness time after time. Then the holiness of the human soul awakens; and then precisely, if one is strong and courageous and starts to request, search, seek, and dig at every moment and to yearn and desire to find the Holy One Blessed Be He. And even if still many days and years pass by and he doesn't merit to find the Holy One Blessed Be He and to be drawn near to Him; even so you should know and believe that at every moment, through every searching and seeking and through every summons that one summons and searches and seeks to find the Glory of the Holy One Blessed Be He and through every glance and yearning that he looks and hangs his eyes towards the mercy of the Blessed One and through every movement that he turns towards holiness; through all this you merit each time to break walls of iron and doors of brass. And even though each time afterwards they overpower him even more, even so his effort is not in vain, G*d forbid, and no movement that he turns toward Holiness is lost, G*d forbid.
And certainly in the end he will merit to find the Holy One Blessed Be He and to ascend the greatest ascent. And this power to search and seek for the Blessed One even in the greatest descent, in the deepest exile of the soul, is in the merit of the teachings of the True Tzaddik, who turns to lovingkindness always and finds good in every member of Israel. For he knows how to gather all the aspects of good that exist in every one of Israel, and through that he endeavors to heal each one, even if he is very very sick with spiritual illness. For he [The Tzaddik] finds also in him good points, like hairs: as when he disengages himself from evil and attaches himself to good like a hair. And that hair becomes a channel through which the Tzaddik introduces intelligence also into him, until he introduces into him even comprehension of the Divine. For this is the essential greatness of the Tzaddik: when he can heal even the sickest person!
The writer and organizer, who prays every day for your peace and success, and who is bound to your precious and pleasant soul always and at all times, truly with all my heart and soul, and who seeks your peace and welfare and the peace of your dependants.
Yisroel Dov Odesser
THE TZADDIK IS THE FLOWING STREAM
With G*d's Help
Eve of Yom Kippur 5728
In honor of the President of Israel, delight of my eye and my heart, who is praised and acclaimed in the mouth of all Israel, Mr. Z. Shazar, who through the great nobility of his high and exalted very soul, merited to walk in the the Palace of wisdom and science of the Flowing Spring, that never ceases and that shields over Israel from generation to generation for eternity, and that shines upon us the light of knowledge, to know and to recognize Hashem. A good and sweet year, blessed with a good and long life, healthy and rejuvenated, a true life.
With a happy heart and great spiritual satisfaction, I received your heartfelt blessing, along with a donation in the amount of 100 Israeli lirot, dated from 28 Elul 5727. From the depths of my heart I proclaim your high level, many thanks and blessings, and thunderous acclaim for your great kindness to me. May Hashem repay your good effort and give to you and to your household life and peace and blessing and success and healing of soul and body. Hashem knows my heart that I am yearning and desiring and longing, with expiration of the soul, to write words of truth from the source of our life, our holy Teacher and his holy students, may the memory of Tzaddikim be for a blessing. But to my sorrow my strength has weakened and my heart and my mind have been devastated from the great affliction and pain that I have from my illness, may you be spared, especially now that it has overcome me especially. May Hashem have mercy on us and send His word and heal us speedily, with the strength and the merit of The Flowing Spring the Source of our Life, our holy Teacher NA NACH NACHMA NACHMAN ME'UMAN. And may He grant you success in everything. May the merit of the charity stand to your right and hasten to save you with all salvations and successes.
THE TZADDIK IS THE HEART OF THE WORLD
With G*d's Help
12 Kislev 5726
In honor of the President of Israel, my heart and flesh, Mr. Sh. Z. Shazar, who has a great soul, hewn from a very high place. And she is very precious in the eyes of Hashem. And you allowed her to search in the secret chambers of the supernally high wisdom that the True Sage revealed, in order to return the whole world from evil to good. Blessing and peace and long life.
Do not forget always to be happy, and to give thanks and praise to Hashem for all the kindnesses and miracles and wonders that He did with you. He took you on eagle's wings and brought you to the Truth, such an awesome wonder, that never before was revealed from the days of the Creation of the world. And he raised up your horn over all the People, and chose you to be President of Israel, in this impoverished generation. By which you are composed of all the souls of Israel, and all of them are dependent on you, like a fetus in its mother's womb, for the body is connected and clinging to the head and is drawn and goes after it in every place. And therefore you have a great responsibility, and a great and holy responsibility has fallen upon you, to show mercy to Israel, to give up your life and to nullify your honor and your greatness with the essence of nullification. And to suffer all types of disgrace and shame for the sake of the benefit and the salvation of Israel, to try with all the strength that is in your hand to glorify and to publicize in the whole world the great awesome force of the strength and might of the Sage, the true Leader, who lives and exists forever, who is the one and only and unique King over all Israel for all generations. And he is the heart of the world, upon whom depends the life and existence of the whole Creation, and the whole world was only created just for him, in order that he would fill the whole world with the light of wisdom and knowledge to know and to recognize Hashem and to serve Him in truth with a complete heart.
THE TZADDIK'S LIGHT NULLIFIES ATHEISM
With G*d's Help
26 Adar 5724
In honor of the President of Israel, daughter of my eye and my heart, Mr. Sh. Z. Shazar, who stands at the peak of those who believe in the True Tzaddik, the ruler and governor over all Israel for all generations. Who sends forth streams and pours out upon them from the waters of his wisdom, which are precious and wondrous remedies and cures that never before have been revealed in the world. And who digs with self-sacrifice, with many exertions and schemes, to publicize and to glorify and to bring honor to and to enhance the name of the True Tzaddik in all the worlds. Happy are you that you merited to this, to flee and to escape from the heresy and opposition and skepticism and doubts against the Tzaddik. All of which is due to the honor-seekers and the arrogant, the hypocrites and the liars, who oppose and dispute and speak lies against the Tzaddik, with arrogance and scorn. And all their effort and toil is to distance Israel from the True Tzaddik, the aspect of Moses-Messiah, through which they destroy and ruin the world, which was created for the Tzaddik, who can draw the whole world near to Hashem Yisborach and Israel to their Father in Heaven. Peace and all good.
You merited to a high office and to be a chosen officer in the Treasury of the Tzaddik, the True Sage, and you dig with awesome efforts and many devices to inform and to reveal his good treasure-house to all the worlds, until everyone will know Hashem. And you undertake many schemes to publicize and to glorify and to enhance and to honor the name of the Tzaddik. Through the Tzaddik, meaning through the prophetic and holy spirit of the True Tzaddik, we merit to believe in the principle that G*d constantly renews the world, and the concept of natural law is nullified, and G*d leads the world through Providence and wonders. Specifically now, in these our generations, when the chief source of all defilement of heresies and atheism and false beliefs of the honor-seekers and the arrogant has become so powerful, until Israel has arrived at the depths of descent and concealment, and through this they cause all the heresies and atheism and the afflictions and the destructions. However immediately in opposition to thi s already the light of the Tzaddik, which delights and enraptures the soul, has begun to sprout forth, with wondrous lights that are very bright and supreme. That give life, that heal one's body and soul. And they purify from the ultimate source of defilement of the heresies and false faiths and foolishness of the liars who chase ater their own honor and who fight with brazenness to distance and to separate Israel from the Tzaddik, the True Shepard. Who is the main source and root of their life and their salvation for all generations forever.
THE TZADDIK'S MAIN PERFECTION
With G*d's Help
Evening of 15 Iyar 5724
In honor of the President of Israel, the delight of my heart, Mr. Sh. Z. Shazar, who yearns and longs for the awesome Beggar, who has broad shoulders, who carries us from all the places that we have fallen into, to the aspect of "above space". Happy are you that you have merited to this, with great mercy and miracles. Peace and good life.
Know, my brother, that the True Tzaddik, great in awesome and extremely high stature, in the essence of a stature beyond which there is no other, can lower himself very very much in order to elevate even those most estranged, who lie on the least worthy level, extremely low, who have fallen literally to the aspect of death. And this is the main perfection of his great level. For it is impossible to ascend higher and higher except by being able to descend lower and lower, in order to elevate and to collect also all the most extremely estranged and alienated people, and to attach also them to Hashem Yisborach in perfection.
THE TZADDIK REPAIRS US
With G*d's Help
The Night of the Sixth Day [to Shabbat]
23 Iyar 5720
Beloved of my heart, Mr. Zalman Shazar, who grows and sprouts forth from the drops of Gan Eden [Paradise] of theTzaddik, who is the root of the soul of the Messiah. The root of all the springs of wisdom. Who is able to raise up and renew the world for good. To tie and draw everyone to Hashem Yisborach. Even those very very distant in the worst essence of estrangement. Life and peace.
My heartfelt brother: don't be afraid. G*d is with you, near you, loves you. TheTzaddik calls and shouts to us in a very strong and deep voice: "Gevald! Do not let yourself despair! There is no such thing as despair! There is a matter in which everything is transformed for the good!" Dear heartfelt brother: Look well and contemplate the great and powerful miracle and awesome kindness that the Master of Wonders has done for us in a time of darkness like this. Who has opened our eyes to see this point of ultimate truth, that is impossible to hide from our minds in any manner: that we have merited to be in the portion of the True Tzaddik, the new, great, and awesome light...
Even if the war is long and very fierce. And the great provocations that they provoke us with are without measure, and our deeds are as they are. Until we have fallen wondrously to the greatest depths of the seas. Even so Hashem Yisborach will finish His with certainty and not a single one of all those thoughts of repentance that come to a person in the days of his life is lost. Even though we do not yet merit proper repentance. And even if the Satan overcomes him afterwards even more and he falls down more and more, G*d forbid, even so whenever he is aroused occasionally with the smallest thought of repentance like a hairsbreadth,this is never lost. And in the end he will be repaired through this, through the convocation of his thoughts of repentance. In the strength of the True Tzaddik, the leader and merciful one, who justifies all Israel and looks at only the good that is in each member of Israel. And he gathers and finds all the good points that are in everyone, even like a hairsbreadth. And makes from them wondrous vessels and tubes to draw down Divine comprehnsion through them to each person, even to those who have fallen and descended greatly, to enlighten them that G*d is still with them and near them and that this is their main hope and rectification. The main salvation comes only through faith. and the trait of faith is according to the Leader of the generation. One must see to it to fill up the faith through the illumination from the Tzaddik, who is the generalization of the Seven Shepards [the seven seminal leaders of Judaism: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Aaron, Joseph, and David]. For he shepards the faith to fix and complete it. And for this reason he is called a shepard. As in Psalms 37: "And shepard faith." And the whole main faith of Israel he brings to the generation. And it is impossible to draw near to this Tzaddik except through advice, as our Sages of blessed memory stated: "be fierce like a leopard." For there are shepards on the side of evil. And they also are famous in their generation and their main dominion is through fierceness. And they are like dogs in their fierceness, as in (Isaiah 56): "And the dogs of fierceness are the shepards." As in: "the face of the generation is like the face of the dog."
Therefore, it is impossible to be saved from them, from their dominion, except through fierceness. To stand up against their fierceness. And then: "You lead with Your fierceness to the splendid place of Your Holiness" [Exodus 15:13], meaning that through fierceness one may enter into holioness. I shall conclude and say peace from the depths of my heart. A continuation will follow.
Yisroel Dov Odesser
THE TZADDIK WILL COMPLETE HIS MISSION
With G*d's Help
10 Tammuz 5723
In honor of the President of Israel, Mr. S.Z. Shazar, the only wise man in our generation. Who has polished his intellect and wisdom to recognize and to grasp the clear and bright truth. Who gives himself over to death for the sake of his powerful love and attachment to the True Tzaddik, who sharpens and polishes the eyes to see the openings through which to leave the palaces of defilement and the darkness of atheism and false beliefs that blind the eyes of Israel from seeing the light of the Tzaddik. Who reveals and makes known knowledge of the Kingdom of G*d to all the peoples of the world, even the most distant and the idol worshipers. All of whom will know and see eye to eye that there is a G*d Who rules and governs, and they will repent and convert. For the man [the Tzaddik] will not be silent until he finishes the thing that he said: to redeem us and to heal us from our terrible diseases. Blessing and peace and life.
Now, in the greatly forceful darkness that is in these our final generations, at the end of the exile, we have no remedy and no hope at all, except by connecting and attaching to the Tzaddik, the True Leader, the Redeemer of Israel for every generation for eternity. But opposed to this, the falsehood becomes stronger and darkens so much that we do not see the truth at all, as though it was not in the world. And certainly the Tzaddik will finish his work.
THE WAR AGAINST HAMAN-AMALEK*
With G*d's Help
12 Adar 5724
In honor of the President of Israel, the daughter of my eye and my heart, Mr. Sh. Z. Shazar, who merited with mercy and great miracles from Hashem to feel a sharp feeling and to believe to believe in the True Tzaddik, father of the Sages and head of all the choice Tzaddikim, singular in their generations. And who digs with powerful exertions, with a heart burning and firing like a coal of fire to enlarge and to publicize throughout the world the name of the Tzaddik, the Master of the world and the grace and glory and loveliness and beauty of the whole world, who reveals and illuminates G*d's Divinity to everyone in the world. And through whom will be the complete rectification of the world. May Hashem finish what He began to do amazingly with you, such amazing wonders, until you will merit to behold the pleasantness of Hashem. And the main rectification of the world in each and every generation is only through [the Tzaddik].
Everyone knows that nothing is fixed in this world. And everyone will be forced to depart from here in the passing of a quick moment. For all of time is not considered even like a moment to one who puts his heart and his mind well to the flight of time, more than a bird in flight. And we need to strengthen ourselves greatly in order that we not forget all the goodnesses and kindnesses and miracles and wonders that Hashem Yisborach has shown to you. Be very very careful and guard your soul greatly not to forget at any moment the powerful kindness and mercy that Hashem Yisborach has done for you to draw you near to the True Tzaddik. Indeed all our days would not suffice to give thanks and praise for what Hashem Yisborach has done for you. Grab and eat, grab and eat the foods of the Tzaddik each and every day, as much as is possible, even in all the business and great preoccupations that you have.
The husk of Haman-Amalek wants to gain power in every generation, through heresies and atheism, through the questions and investigations that are impossible to answer now in any way. But Hashem Yisborach fights against him in every generation and supresses him through the True Tzaddik, the aspect of Moses and Mordechai, who merited to such a great level until he can draw down the Holy Unity also into the very very distant places, into the force of the strengthened heresies and secular wisdoms of vanity that awaken and renew themselves in every generation in these our generations.
WAR AGAINST THE OBSTACLES TO ATTACHING TO THE TZADDIK
With G*d's Help
Eve of the Holy Sabbath
5 Tishray 5725
In honor of the President of Israel, the pleasant one of my eye, Mr. Sh. Z. Shazar, who is not hungry for bread or thirsty for water. Rather just to hear the voice of the true Sage, the unique wonder of all the unique Sages of the generations, whom Hashem has sent to our latter generations to redeem us with a complete Redemption, after which there is no exile. May the One who makes new renew you and your household with a new and sweet year in body and soul.
I received your heartfelt blessing, along with a check for the amount of 100 Israeli lirot. And this caused me great satisfaction and happiness. From the depths of my heart I express to you great thanks and blessings. May the Master of Mercy and the Master of Salvations shine upon you the light of the Tzaddik. And may you merit anew to bind and connect with all your strength to the Tzaddik and his proper and true followers. For his strength is very great and awesome give eternal salvation to all who find refuge in him. Happy are you who, through your strong will and yearning, overcame with great stubborness all the obstacles and walls of iron, and came on Rosh Hashanah also this year to the Tzaddik, who informed us that there is nothing greater than this. This is a great gift to you from Hashem. Accept it with love and joy each and every year, all the days of your life. May Hashem Yisborach merit us to prepare ourselves already from now to come to the Tzaddik for next Rosh Hashanah. Our bodies may be far apa rt, but our hearts are very close. And Hashem knows the truth, that you always are found in the depths of my heart, every day and every moment, without interruption, in prayer and yearning for your salvation and eternal success. Your loving friend in truth, with all my heart and soul.
WELLS OF LIVING WATERS
With G*d's Help
11 Iyar 5721
My dear Mr. Zalman Shazar, member of the holy group of the Master of Prayer, etc. Peace and life and all good!
I in my innocence shall go to do my obligation to remind you and to motivate you every time to flee to the Tzaddik and to think about the true purpose [of life]. For I am obligated to serve the Tzaddik and to fulfill his command and desire, for he yearns to bestow from his goodness to all Israel. But you have free will. And Hashem in His mercies will help us and will turn our free will to the good, so that we shall merit to begin from now to consume all our days to search for and to seek the True Tzaddik, who has dug and revealed wells of living waters to heal the ills of the souls of Israel, for us and for our generations and for all generations of the seed of Israel. And everyone who wants to merit to draw words that vitalize the soul from these holy wells should come and merit. And if the obstacles spread out against him like bars of iron and doors of copper, it is known to us already that it is impossible to draw near to the Tzaddik except by breaking powerful obstacles. Remember all this well and recuperate and become strong.
Sacrificing my soul for the benefit and salvation of your soul in truth, and may your peace grow for length of good and healthy days.
WE MUST SAVE OUR FRIENDSHIP
To the honorable President of Israel, delight of my eyes, who resides in my heart always, Mr. Sh. Z. Shazar, who desires to tread on the paths of wisdom of the Flowing Stream, Father of all the Sages, who shines into the eyes of Israel how to exit the darkness and the flood-waters of heresies and faiths of foolishness, vanity, emptiness, and falsehood. For this reason Hashem desires him and arranged many reasons and great wonders, until our holy bond and union was formed and fragranced, from which was born the amazing child, Ibay Hanachal, over whom all are amazed, awed, and dumbstruck, and receive him with love and with great affection and joy. For he waters Israel with the waters of Truth of the Flowing Stream, from which will sprout the Redemption.
May Hashem sign and seal you for a good and sweet year, and bind and designate you to the Flowing Stream, for a good life, long, healthy and rejuvenated, Amen.
Blessed is the Good One and the Doer of Good; Blessed in the One Who repays good kindnesses to His People Israel. We are obliged to thank and to praise Hashem for all the good that He has done with you and with all Israel, for putting your soul into life and not letting your foot stumble. Hashem knows the secrets of the heart. He knows how very much I am afflicted over your suffering, and the prayers and crying that I pour forth over you before the Master of Mercy and Pardon, that He have pity and mercy on you and on His People Israel and send His word and cure you and heal you in perfection, for a good long life, a true life of faith and complete repentance, in the strength and merit of all the Tzaddikim, and the head of whom is the True Leader of this generation and all the generations to come, our awesome Teacher, the supreme wonder above all the highest, Rebbe NA NACH NACHMA NACHMAN ME'UMAN.
Anguish and convulsion and trembling have gripped me and I have become very sad from the great affliction and pain of my bitter and embittered heart, when I see that after all the awesome good that Hashem has done with us, there has penetrated into our boundaries a storm wind and a great cloud, which is the Satan, the Chief Executioner, who digs and schemes to kill and to slaguhter the person from both worlds, and who wants to separate between those who cling to the real Truth and to ruin and to nullify, G*d forbid, the eternal covenant and bond that Hashem has placed between us. And we need great mercy that we merit to stand up for our souls and to fight with the Satan with strength and great might to repress him and to break him and to nullify him with the essence of nullification. Would that they give my eyes a source of tears and I would cry day and night over our sins and our great crimes that have caused this bitter sorrow, that affects us and all Israel, until our sins will be transformed to merits in the strength of our Teacher, the Flowing Stream. And the distancing will be for the sake of the attachment and the darkness will be a reason for the light, and we shall merit from now to hold and to bind ourselves together anew to the True Leader, the Flowing Stream, with true love and a complete heart.