The Baal Shem Tov, or Besht —  the founder of Chasidism — 
met the soul of the Messiah during an ascent to heaven. 
The Besht asked him, "When will the Master come?" 
The Messiah answered, "When your wellsprings break forth to the outside!" 
(from a letter written by the Besht to his brother-in-law about one of his soul ascents) 

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RebbeSoul sent me this track from Nigun, his new album in collaboration with Sam Glaser. Even though it's not the whole track, it contains the whole nigun.

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Rebbesoul writes: "The way this nigun came about on the album is kinda' funny. Sam wrote something like 100 nigunim over the past 10 years or so and asked me to work on an album of them to make them sound contemporary yet still maintaining their traditional essence. When we had some rough tracks, he sent them to his brother, Yom Tov in Jerusalem who happens to know every nigun ever written, sung, or perhaps even whispered since the time of Adam. The dude is a real nigun encyclopedia. He came back to us and mentioned that one of them is not so original but actually is a Breslov nigun. Sam had come up with the same thing unwittingly on his own! We decided to keep it on the album so we finished recording it and gave it the proper Breslov credit. I love what Sam played on the piano. The key changes or modulations were really nice too."

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