There was a castle made of water. It had ten walls, one inside the other, all made of water. The floors inside this castle were also made of water. This castle also had trees and fruit, all made of water. It goes without saying how beautiful this castle was, and how unusual. A castle of water is certainly something wonderful and unusual.
The Water Castle is one of the most intriguing images of Rebbe Nachman’s classic story, “The Seven Beggars.” Equally intriguing is the hero of this story within a story, the Beggar With No Hands, who is able to penetrate all ten walls of water and save the Princess within. But Rebbe Nachman’s goal in telling this story is not just to entertain. What is the real meaning of the Water Castle? Reb Noson, Reb Nachman's main disciple, unlocks the mystery in his original teachings based on Torah and Kabbalah. In classic Breslov fashion, Reb Noson takes in the sweep of time from the act of Creation all the way to the present, showing us how the secrets of the Water Castle impact our own lives today.
This volume presents the Hebrew text and English translation on facing pages of three parts of Reb Noson's Likutey Halakhot - Tolaim (Laws of Worms) , Pesach and Rosh Hashanah . Thus it is perfect for self-study. Here, Reb Noson shows how Rebbe Nachman's mystical teaching in story form sheds light on these halakhic topics and by extrapolation, many key issues in Torah, avodah (Divine service) and the inner transformation of the spiritual seeker. This material has never been translated before, and includes full annotation with original commentary and source references from a wide range of Torah works.