A Hasidic singer sings about the ultimate game of chess

by Chaya Cikk

This video is brilliantly done. This song, sung by Hasidic singer Chaim Mayesz. Where he sings about the ultimate game of chess. How one small move can make the biggest difference.

Hasidic Singer

Hasidism is a sect within Judaism. This movement rose from Ukraine in the 18th Century. The father of this sect is Israel Ben Eliezer, also known as the Ba’al Shem Tov. He considered the teaching of the Bible and the text holy. He also believed that the spirit of the Jewish People was broken, after years of hardship and it needed to be fixed. The Ba’al Shem Tov did this by teaching about love, joy, and spirituality. This singer is called Chaim Shlomo Mayesz.

Ultimate Game of Chess

What does this mean? Well, like in a game of chess each move has its own ramification. Whatever move you make, it will have an effect further down the line. So too, with life, every deed we do has consequences later in life. Whether the ramification is later that day, month or later in the year it is still there.

During this time period between Rosh Hashana, the New Year and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. We need to be careful of our actions. As it says, on the New Year, it is written and on Yom Kippur, it is sealed. It is sealed, those who shall have a good year or those that shall have a bad year. Additionally, we all want to have a good year. Now is the time to repent and do many good deeds. Hopefully, these good deeds will only have good ramifications down the line. They will lead us to have a good new year.

Finally, whether you play chess or not, this is the ultimate game. So remember that every move you make has consequences.

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