Breath Deep

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Beautiful insight into the power of Tefilah.

“The main weapon of Mashiach is prayer.”

The Zohar teaches that Moshiach’s breath of life is drawn from the openings of the nose. This nose, that the kabbalists refer to, is the nose of Arich Anpin, a Divine persona of the Creator. (The explanation of this emanation is beyond the scope of this article). On a simpler level, via proof-texts, Rebbe Nachman likens prayer to the nose.

How are prayer and the nose similar? Read more