Highly Recommended: Rabbi Lazer Brody's post for Parshat Ki Tavo - Trusting in Hashem. Print it out now, so you can read it over Shabbos.
.... As our sages promised, charity certainly does save a person from death.
As we see time and again, Rebbe Nachman's teachings are not simply lofty theoretical ideas for parlor discussions – they are absolute Torah truths and guidelines for living our lives. By virtue of implementing the tzaddik's advice, all of Klal Yisroel will surely live lives of spiritual and material abundance. Amen.