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Power of Words

Parashat Ki Tavo (Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/power_of_words_20050923

Each night before retiring, the great Chasidic master Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav would make a list. At the end of a long day, he would write down all the wrongs he had committed -- against other people, against God, against himself. Nachman would read the list over and over again, with increasing levels of agitation and remorse, until he welled up with sorrow. In this week's Torah portion, the Israelites are encouraged -- commanded really -- to write something down.

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