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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Special recipe for the Mikva


Today I merited to shed some tears while standing in the mikva, I'm sure this added great spice and flavor to the power of the mikva. From all the stories of tzaddikim I've merited to read, I don't seem to recall anything of this sort; there were many that would catch their tears in a cup, and even drink them, there is a concept to cleanse one's forehead with them, there was a tzaddik who would clean the holy ark and vicinity with his beard and tears, and here I think this is a wonderful idea to add a few tears to the mikva....

Na Nach Nachma Nachman MeUman!

Update: It took a few days before I realized that Rabbi Nachman already talks about a mikva of tears - see the Story of Ancient Years (Legendary Tales) of A Prayer Leader: "They found a woman sitting in a sea of blood, so they took her up as king, because they saw that she is surely a very great murderer since she is seated in an ocean of blood. They also asked for an audience with her, and they went and announced. They entered in to here, and this was the aforementioned queen who keeps crying constantly, and her tears come to be the sea of blood mentioned... [Kabalistically - this woman - the Queen, is really the aspect of the mikva, as is known....]

Na Nach Nachma Nachman MeUman!

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