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This is one of the deepest, deepest depths of Rebbe Nachman. How close do you have to be to a person to tell them something straight? Basically, a stranger can ask me, “How much is one and one?” I’ll tell him “two.” I don’t have to love him, and he doesn’t have to love me. I’ll just tell him “two.” But there is certain language which is only used when you love somebody very much. It’s the deepest depths, right? On the one hand, maybe it’s not as clear. But on the other hand, it’s so much deeper.


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Once there was a Yeshiva student going out on his first date. He went to his friend for advice. “What do I talk about with the girl?”

His friend said, “It’s as easy as pie. First you talk about love. Then you talk about family. And then you talk about philosophy.”

OK, the great moment arrives. They sit down and first he says, “Tell me honestly, do you love lokshen (noodles)?”

She says, “No, I hate lokshen.”

OK, let’s try family. “Does your brother like lokshen?”

“I don’t have a brother.”

Oh, no, this is not so simple. Let’s try philosophy. “If you would have a brother, do you think he would like lokshen?”