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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About StoptheFlood!

StoptheFlood includes all the eco-Torah and liturgy about the environment on, as well as some political reflections and exercises to develop ecological awareness.

Healing our relationship to the earth is the first and most important step towards being able to heal the earth itself. Rabbi David Seidenberg started StoptheFlood! to provide tools to heal our relationship through study and personal action, and to help inspire people to partner with each other in healing the earth. StoptheFlood!'s mission is to be a catalyst (alongside many others) connecting Spirit, ritual, and story to communal and social transformation.

StoptheFlood! also hopes to nurture networks that spread change in communities, synagogues and churches. We need to inspire each other to "become the change we seek". [Note: this entry was writtten long before the 2008 campaign.]

If you came here through StoptheFlood!, please explore the rest of Neohasid. You'll find music, embodied spiritual practices, truthful liturgy and passionate prayer. All are part of the process of returning to what brings us to our center and our rigthful place on this planet.



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