RAV OFER EREZ EXPLAINS WHY CONNECTING TO TZADDIKIM IS NOT IDOL WORSHIP
As Rav Ofer Erez explains in this amazing video clip, many people outside of Breslov struggle to understand the concept of how to relate to the true tzaddikim.
Some people – even very learned Torah scholars – sometimes have the mistaken idea that connecting to the true tzaddikim is border-line idol worship. G-d forbid.
The truth is exactly the opposite: Binding ourselves to the true tzaddikim is something that the Arizal explicitly tells us to do, in his book Shaar HaKavanot, and the RASHASH explains that ideally, we need to be binding ourselves to the true tzaddikim three times a day.
(Viewing time: 2 minutes 45 seconds, in Hebrew with English subtitles)