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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Yedid Nefesh (waltz time)

This is the tune for Yedid Nefesh in 3/4 time (think fast waltz) that almost everyone knows. Emilia Cataldo has created a version that interweaves two voices in harmony. We would love to find out the origins of this tune – please write if you know.

Download Yedid Nefesh [note: this is a large file - a more compact one will be up eventually]

Most siddurim include Yedid Nefesh, but if yours doesn't, you can open and print this one page .pdf based on Siddur Chaverim Kol Yisrael.

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