Thursday, November 12, 2009


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The Great, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov (Poland, late 18th century) wrote:
"Never despair. Never! It is forbidden to give up hope."
The Man, Bruce Springsteen, writes, in his most recent song, "Wrecking Ball,"
"Yeah, we know that come tomorrow, none of this will be here / So hold tight to your anger / Hold tight to your anger / Hold tight to your anger / And don't fall to  your  fear / Bring on your wrecking ball"
His song - Bruce's, that is - is available here, on iTunes. This song closed five nights at New Jersey's Giants Stadium - and was the arena's final performance, ever. "Never despair," indeed.

[Mykoff, Moshe, Naḥman, and Breslov Research Institute. The Empty Chair : Finding Hope and Joy : Timeless Wisdom from a Hasidic Master, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov. Woodstock, Vt.: Jewish Lights Pub., 1994. ]

1 comment:

Paul Kipnes said...

Connecting Bruce and Nachman. Now that's genius. Better than 6 degrees of separation. You did it in 2!