Thursday, September 27, 2012
Book of Traits - The Alef Bet Book - introduction
The Book of Traits - Sefer Hamedos, also known as The Aleph Beth Book was written by Rabbi Nachman of Breslov. The book is composed of entries that are listed alphabetically (Hebrew alphabet) -[ although entries of the same first letter are not necessarily further arranged alphabetically by their second letter]. This holy book has two parts, the majority of the entries were written by Rabbainu when he was a very young child, where as BOOK TWO were added much later when Rabbi Nachman was already in his thirties (possibly late twenties as well). Rabbi Nachman testified about this book that "it made him into a Jew"!