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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Wish List

Here's a random wish list of things we'd like to upload:

1) Any special nigunim for Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur, and for any other chagim, would be very welcome.

2) Can someone do a FAQ for newbies on how to make a simple recording for NeoHasid? This would include which (free) software to download, which settings and microphones to use, etc. If you can help let me know.

3) I'd like some recordings and photos from Rosh Hashanah in Uman. I'm sure someone out there has some. Can you send in material? If you have traditional photos (i.e from negatives), you can just scan them in or photograph them with a digital camera (this works suprisingly well), or mail hard copies and we'll do it.

4) Reports on the experience of moving in and through the Chasidic world. Here are a few examples: going on "miktsoyim" (community service, especially outreach) with Chabad; the view (if any) from the women's section in the Breslov shul on Misgav Ladakh; y'chidus with a Rebbe; the highest davening you've experienced, the weirdest customs, etc.

5) Anyone up for doing a blog on Chulent Thursdays in Manhattan with the chevre?

6) You are always invited to send in a nigun track, rough or polished. The object is not quality of performance but the ease with which other folks can learn the song from what you've recorded. Remember we also want to know how you learned a favorite nigun, etc.



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