Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Just the other day I was "attacked" by a Breslover "demanding" money from me. I gave the guy a dollar so he would go away, and he ended up giving me a Breslov pamphlet. Now in the past I would have thrown it right back, but the name of the book caught my eye, especially in these economic times.

The name of the book was called Easy Money. I almost jumped for joy, but I remembered I had some dignity, or I just didn't want to look like a fool. I gazed at the book and thought for a moment, "With this I wont ever have to work really hard, all I probably have to do is; say a few perakim of tehillim, hop on the next flight to uman and visit rav nachmans grave site, and then forty days later I'll be rich". I wondered if it was possible, and if it would be true I could change every ones lives.

So I decided to open it up and read its glory. I turned to any random page and started reading the first paragraph. The words read "Poverty is a state of mind". As I read those words my whole dream shattered, like a hard hit baseball punching its way through a stained glass window. I realized that the book was a scam to get the dollar out of me, and that I wont become rich saying a few pices of tehillim, But I also realized I can just sue Breslov for false advertising and then Ill accomplish the books title "Easy Money" anyway.

4 people gave their 2 cents:

Ookamikun said...

What is mind?
No matter.
What is matter?

L said...

You shouldn't give those guys money, that just keeps them going. Refuse the book and give no donation.

%Shocked% said...

Lol, amusing post. Hmm, I always wonder about those people. What are they attempting to accomplish? Are they really that naive that they believe that someone 'like us' is actually going to sit down, read their pamphlets, become inspired, and fly off to wherever to become chassidim or something? I wouldn't say don't give them money (although that is a very good question), and I wouldn't say refuse their pamphlets (what do you lose by taking their pamphlets? Maybe learning something?), but what is their thought process? Odd, very odd.

Not so sure I agree with you about suing them though ;)

Mikeinmidwood said...


I have heard stories where people read something and forty days later their children got married, I was just hoping for it too happen again. OH! and about the suing, I dropped all charges against the breslovs.