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A person is in constant battle with the yetzer hara by necessity—to overcome it by choosing good and doing what God wants. Every time you kill your yetzer hara through performing some holy action, you get a brand new yetzer hara corresponding to your higher level. In this way, your free choice is not nullified. (Reb Gedaliah Aharon Kenig, Shaarei Tzaddik, Letter #41)

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Nachal Novea Centers of Judaism in Tsfat from Tsfat Education Fund on Vimeo. Four-minute tour of the main educational centers of Nachal Novea in Tsfat. Read the latest car news and check out newest photos, articles, and more from the Car and Driver...

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by HaRav Elazar Mordechai Kenig, shlita There is an aspect of charity that is virtually unknown in the world. Aside from the actual deed of giving charity (tzedakah) there is a mandatory stage through which everyone must pass. God tells Elijah the Prophet, “I commanded the ravens to sustain you…” (I Kings 17:4) Rebbe Nachman relates this to the idea of tzedakah, since when we begin to give charity, it is very...

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The Holy City of Tsfat is located in the Upper Galilee of Northern Israel. Over five hundred years ago, the area was home to some of the greatest scholars, mystics and spiritual leaders in Jewish history. They strove to fuse heaven and earth together by merging the hidden and revealed aspects of the Torah. Among them were the Arizal, Rabbi Isaac Luria, who formulated the entire system now used to understand the Kabbalah, and the Beit...

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The driving force behind Breslev in Tsfat today is the vision of Reb Gedaliah Aharon Kenig. He took upon himself the mission to rebuild the Old City of Tsfat after receiving an oral tradition from his teacher and mentor, Reb Avraham Sternhartz, great-grandson of Reb Noson and the key Breslev leader in the last generation. Reb Avraham told him that it would greatly benefit the world if a community based upon Rebbe Nachman’s...

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