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The Baal Shem Tov, or Besht —  the founder of Chasidism — 
met the soul of the Messiah during an ascent to heaven. 
The Besht asked him, "When will the Master come?" 
The Messiah answered, "When your wellsprings break forth to the outside!" 
(from a letter written by the Besht to his brother-in-law about one of his soul ascents) 

The words from this song video are from Hoshea 2:20. They are about the messianic rainbow covenant that is yet to come. was launched on the 10th anniversary of the first Chasidic egalitarian minyan, founded by Rabbi David Seidenberg in NYC in 1995, to help people integrate Chasidic customs, learning, and nusach into new contexts. Over time neohasid has added eco-Torah and earth-centered liturgy to its mission, and is now a member of the Green Hevra. is dedicated to the memory of Maidi Katz, who was a devoted participant in that minyan.

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  • Here are the lyrics to the song video, from Hoshea 2:20:

    V'kharati lahem brit bayom hahu im chayat hasadeh v’im of hashamayim v’remes ha’adamah v’keshet v’cherev umilchamah eshbor min ha’aretz v’hishkavtim lavetach
        On that day, I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field and with the birds of the skies, and all creatures that crawl on the Earth, and bow and sword and war I will break from the land, so that they all will lay down in safety.

    Music by Shimshai with Assi Rose on accordion. You can listen to another version of this song by Amen here!

    I guess it's not an oxymoron anymore.

    —David Roskies, JTS professor of Yiddish Literature,
    after the first meeting of the Chasidic Egalitarian minyan in 1995

    לעילוי נשמת עזריאל גודל בן אפרים הלוי וידידיה     for my father

       The real issue of our age is how we make a graceful and ethical descent from the energy peak. ~ David Holmgren      

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