- Lot Number 52945
- Title (English) Tikkun HaKlali
- Title (Hebrew) תיקון הכללי
- Note Hasidic
- Author Rebbe Nachman of Breslov
- City Warsaw
- Publisher A. L. Cygielman
- Publication Date 1926
- Estimated Price - Low 200
- Estimated Price - High 500
- Item # 2277562
- End Date
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, 32,  pp., 16mo., 148:115 mm., light age staining, wide margins, A very good copy bound in extra title wrappers as issued.
Tikkun HaKlali (The General (or Comprehensive) Rectification), also known as The General Remedy, is a set of ten Psalms whose recital serves as teshuvah (repentance) for all sins — in particular the sin of wasted seed through involuntary nocturnal emission or masturbation. The Tikkun HaKlali is a unique innovation of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, and its recital is a regular practice of Breslover Hasidim to this day.
Rebbe Nachman first revealed the existence of a rectification for involuntary nocturnal emissions in 1805. At that time, he stated that any ten Psalms would serve as a rectification, since they correspond to the ten expressions of song and praise on which the Book of Psalms is based. These ten types of song are: Ashrei, Beracha, Maskil, Nitzuach, Shir, Niggun, Mizmor, Tefilla, Hoda'ah, and Halleluyah In that lesson, Rebbe Nachman explained how some of these expressions stand in direct opposition to the kelipah (forces of evil), and therefore have the power to extract the wasted seed from the realm of unholiness.
Rebbe Nachman's main teaching on Tikkun HaKlali was given on Shavuot 5566 (May 23, 1806). Yet he did not reveal the specific ten Psalms of the Tikkun HaKlali until April 1810. At that time, Rebbe Nachman revealed the specific ten Psalms to two of his closest disciples, Rabbi Aharon of Breslov and Rabbi Naftali of Nemirov, making them witnesses for an unprecedented vow.
... הוא תיקון הברית... למקרה לילה... הוציאו מההעלם אל הגילוי... ר' נחמן זצוק"ל ... הובא לבה"ד ע"י... ר’ ישראל ב"ר יהודא הלוי...
Wikipedia; Not in Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960