Nachman of Breslov

Nachman of Breslov
Birth 1772
Death 1810

Spiritual leader of one of the Hasidic movements and great-grandson of the founder of Hasidism, Isreal Baal Shem Tov. He emphasised that righteous people (tzaddiks) act as mediators between believers and God and contrasted the joys of simple and naïve faith with the senselessness of despair. He said that philosophy messes with your mind and was best avoided.

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