"Know! This world is a very narrow bridge. The most important thing is not to be afraid!" (Likutey Moharan II, 48). Rebbe Nachman of Breslov (1772-1810) thus challenges the individual as he faces the vicissitudes of life. Life is ineed a very narrow bridge, replete with snares and ever-present stumbling blocks. Yet the view from this bridge can be breathtaking and inspiring. As we cross the bridge of life, we are enjoined to approach the future with hope and joy, avoiding undo fears and anxiety. Rebbe Nachman enhances this perceptive view of life with a wealth of advice and encouragment, in order for us to enjoy our days to the fullest. Crossing the Narrow Bridge is a well-organized, systematic and lucid anthology of Rebbe Nachman's teachings, thoughts and recommendations for making the most of living. This book is a practical guide to living or perhaps even a survival manual for the contemporary Jew. Readers are invited to share and savor Rebbe nachman's exquisite observations from their own perspective on life's narrow bridge.
by Chaim Kramer