Foreword - Jewish Outlook

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I thank Rebbe Shlomo Carlebach for giving us his holy teachings. He selflessly dedicated his entire life to teaching, counseling, and uplifting us. He gave us a great heritage of teachings. I remember being at a class with him in 1994 in Jerusalem, and before Rebbe Shlomo Carlebach started the class, he asked if anyone had brought a tape recorder. When he saw that no one had brought a tape recorder to record him teaching, he got upset and said that he will not teach the class! I was used to seeing Rebbe Shlomo Carlebach always calm and forgiving in any circumstance, so to see him getting upset, and, even more so, not willing to teach the class, after we had traveled all the way to hear him, showed me how important it was to him that we record his teachings. (In the end several people went to bring tape recorders from their houses, and only after they came back and started recording, did he start teaching.) Another lesson I learned from this is that he wanted us to record the classes. He could have easily brought a tape recorder to all of his classes and do the recording himself, but he purposely did not do that. He wanted us to record his teachings and to spread them to the world.

Rebbe Shlomo Carlebach taught:

“The Bal Shem Tov had a daughter named Udele. Udele had a daughter named Feigele. Feigele had a son, Rebbe Nachman. He was something very special. Special is not the word. The special thing about him was that, besides that he was such a great holy master, he had a student named Rebbe Nosson, who wrote down everything he said. There were a lot of great people in the world, but very few people had the privilege of having somebody following them around day and night in order to write down everything he is saying.”

I thank G-d for the special privilege of bringing to you the teachings of Rebbe Nachman as Rebbe Shlomo Carlebach gave over to us. I thank all those who helped in publishing this book, and to all of you who will help spread it further by learning from it, living it, teaching it, telling your friends about it, lending it to your friends, and buying extra copies to give as gifts.

Zivi Ritchie

In loving memory of Pesach ben Mordechai and Mendel ben Aharon

A thousand thanks to Zivi Ritchi for bringing to print Reb Shlomo’s deepest teachings of Rebbe Nachman’s awesome and wonderous wisdom. The world will surely be a happier and holier place now that “Rebbe Nachman Says” has arrived.

Blessings Forever,

Baruch and Rachel Freedman
New Outreach Project



Daily Torah Quote

Joke of the day

Little Josh was brought to Dr. Gill cause he hadn’t eaten anything for days. Dr. Gill offered him all the goodies he could think of. No luck. He tried a little scolding. It didn’t work. A little pleading, to no avail. Finally he sat down, faced the boy, looked him in the eye. He said, “Look young man, if you can be stubborn, so can I. You’re not going anywhere till you eat something. You can have whatever you want, but only after you have eaten will you leave.” Josh just sat and glared for some time, then said “OK. I’ll eat but I have some conditions. First, I’ll have exactly what I want and exactly how I want it and second you’ll share with me.” Dr. Gill was OK with this. He asked the child what he’d like. “Worms!” said Josh. Dr. Gill was horrified but didn’t want to back out and seem like a loser. So, he ordered a plate of worms to be brought in. “Not that many, just one,” yelled Josh as he saw the plate. So, everything other than one worm was removed. Josh then demanded that the single worm be cut into two pieces and then Dr. Gill eat half. Dr. Gill went through the worst ordeal of his life, and after finishing, barely managing to keep his cool, said, “OK, now eat!” Josh refused as he sobbed, “No way! You ate my half!”