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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Reb Naftali's Brokha

Reb Naftali Citron, rabbi of the Carlebach Shul (aka "The Shul") in Manhattan, offered a brakhah (blessing) at Chanukah time for the folks who use this site:

The Rebbe and Reb Shlomo each in their own way taught me that there is no limit to where you can bring the light into the world. The depth of the light of Chasidus is what the whole world needs as the winter sets in and the long cold nights are upon us. From the Rebbe of Lubavitch I learned the darker the night the sweeter is the light. From Reb Shlomo I learned how that sweet light is in every human being if we can just help uncover it. May all the travelers to this site be blessed to find Holy words to help see the sweetest light in every Neshamah.

Brother Naftali Citron



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