Sunday, February 10, 2008

Forty Days To Purim!

The Zohar HaKadosh teaches that there is no way to experience holiness without preparation.

In Breslov, we have a custom to begin our preparations for Purim forty days before the festival. What are the preparations? Crying out to G-d to be worthy of the great joy and light of Purim!

Many Breslovers sing the words of Reb Nosson to the tune of the higher chorus of "V'Nahafoch Hu":

"Hatzileini m'klippas Haman Amalek, v'zakeini l'kedushas Mordechai V'Esther!"
"Save me from the impure force of Haman/Amalek, and make me worthy of the holiness of Mordechai and Esther!"

A freilichen Purim!

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