Category Archives: Dov Ber, the Maggid of Mezeritch

Till you can’t tell the difference

A guest posting by Ariel Evan Mayse (thanks Ariel!): a translation of R. Avraham Yehoshua Heschel of Apta on Purim, from Ohev Yisroel. Get ready. To see the Hebrew original, click here. Let us begin with the words of that holy … Continue reading

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Rosh haShannah Short Shorts

Some short shorts to get you ready for Rosh haShannah. The Maggid of Mezeritch writes that we have forgotten our divine mother tongue, and so on Rosh haShannah we blow the shofar, which is just a voice without words, and … Continue reading

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A teaching of Dov Ber, the Maggid of Mezeritch, from Or Torah and Likutei Amarim 38. וַיַּרְא אֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל שֹׁכֵן לִשְׁבָטָיו Bilaam saw Israel dwelling by tribe. Numbers 24:2 Our sages interpreted this to mean that, when Bilaam looked down … Continue reading

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Two Halves of Desire

A teaching of Dov Ber, the Maggid of Mezeritch, found in Or Torah, Imrei Tzadikim (Or haEmet) 10, and Likutei Amorim (Maggid Devarav LeYaakov) 7. Make for yourself two trumpets of silver.         עֲשֵׂה לְךָ שְׁתֵּי חֲצוֹצְרֹת כֶּסֶף    … Continue reading

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Sons and Daughters

A teaching of Dov Ber, the Maggid of Mezeritch, from Sefer Orach Lachaim, Parshat Behukotai. I heard from the great rabbi, the holy spark, Dov Ber, on the verse, “And you will eat the flesh of your sons and daughters,” … Continue reading

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Is prayer for us or for God?

From Levi Yitzhak of Berditchev, Kedushas Levi, Parshat Vaera. And God [Elohim] said to Moses, I am the LORD [YHVH].  וַיְדַבֵּר אֱ־לֹהִים אֶל מֹשֶׁה וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו אֲנִי יְ־הֹוָ־ה   Exodus 6:2 I heard a teaching in the name of my master, … Continue reading

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These are the Names

A teaching from Dov Baer, the Maggid of Mezritch, from Or Torah, Parshat Shemot.  These are the names of the Children of Israel who came to Egypt…each man and his house came.  וְאֵלֶּה שְׁמוֹת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל הַבָּאִים מִצְרָיְמָה אֵת יַעֲקֹב אִישׁ … Continue reading

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