Shortly before his passing in 1810, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov (sometimes spelled Breslev) told his followers that his influence would long endure, saying, “My fire will burn until the Messiah comes.”

Centuries later, Jews of all persuasions have discovered the Rebbe’s philosophy to be a powerful natural bridge between ancient Jewish wisdom and modern-day self-development. The Rebbe’s teachings offer practical and achievable inner-growth, while conveying a spiritual vibrancy that provides strength and stability during difficult times.


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Rebbe Nachman’s teachings are profound and mystical, while at the same time practical and inspirational. They also cover almost every conceivable subject. The following is a suggested order of study.

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Breslov.org offers the following key features to help you live with Rebbe Nachman’s advice and achieve your personal best:

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Pathways: Balak

"Pathways" is a weekly Torah publication exploring the festivals and parsha, published by BRI. To receive "Pathways" delivered straight to your email box, simply use the sign-up form on the right column of breslov.org. Download (PDF, 1.29MB)

Lighten Up!

Hold On! Just a Hairsbreadth Meshivat Nefesh #29 Sometimes I can feel overwhelmed by my great distance from my spiritual goals. Rebbe Nachman offered encouragement, though, to help me see my situation in the right perspective. A human being living in the physical universe is suffused by, and surrounded by, the pull of the material at [...]

Lighten Up!

Hold On! Lighten Up! Meshivat Nefesh #30 Joy is the source of spiritual strength, so keeping myself in spiritual health means knowing how to stay in a positive state of mind with a happy disposition. Rebbe Nachman taught that we need to have “a variety of joy-making tools at our disposal”—and that’s an art all by [...]

Pathways: Chukat

"Pathways" is a weekly Torah publication exploring the festivals and parsha, published by BRI. To receive "Pathways" delivered straight to your email box, simply use the sign-up form on the right column of breslov.org. Download (PDF, 1.29MB)

The Baal Shem Tov’s Remedy

Rebbe Nachman’s daughter, Sarah, suffered from ailments that caused her great pain. On one occasion, her agony was so great that she was left bedridden. When Rebbe Nachman came to visit and when saw the depths of her distress, he felt awash in sadness for her. As he listened to her speak of her troubles, [...]

Hope & Joy

One Step Back

Hold On! One Step Back Meshivat Nefesh #17 There’s an expression: “Two steps forward, one step back.” Rebbe Nachman explains that as we grow, there are times when it feels as though we’re being pushed back. We might have the most important goals before us, and it really can feel as though G-d is rejected [...]

Meditation & Inner Growth

Purim Prayer Power

In each generation, whenever the redemption is near, Amalek tries to make the Jews despair by convincing us that our prayers are not effective because we are not deserving of a miracle. But the truth is that we must strengthen ourselves and continue to pray with all our might, like Mordechai HaYehudi did. Mordechai saw that [...]

Rebbe Nachman's Wisdom

Pathways: Balak

"Pathways" is a weekly Torah publication exploring the festivals and parsha, published by BRI. To receive "Pathways" delivered straight to your email box, simply use the sign-up form on the right column of breslov.org. Download (PDF, 1.29MB)

Pathways: Chukat

"Pathways" is a weekly Torah publication exploring the festivals and parsha, published by BRI. To receive "Pathways" delivered straight to your email box, simply use the sign-up form on the right column of breslov.org. Download (PDF, 1.29MB)

Rebbe Nachman & You

Lighten Up!

Hold On! Just a Hairsbreadth Meshivat Nefesh #29 Sometimes I can feel overwhelmed by my great distance from my spiritual goals. Rebbe Nachman offered encouragement, though, to help me see my situation in the right perspective. A human being living in the physical universe is suffused by, and surrounded by, the pull of the material at [...]

Lighten Up!

Hold On! Lighten Up! Meshivat Nefesh #30 Joy is the source of spiritual strength, so keeping myself in spiritual health means knowing how to stay in a positive state of mind with a happy disposition. Rebbe Nachman taught that we need to have “a variety of joy-making tools at our disposal”—and that’s an art all by [...]

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The Breslov Research Institute Mourns The Passing of Elie Wiesel

It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Prof. Elie Wiesel. Elie was one of the most well-known people to introduce Rebbe Nachman to the English speaking world. He wrote much about Rebbe Nachman and his teachings, and also lectured on Rebbe Nachman at Boston University. I had the privilege of meeting [...]

Breslov 101

Q&A – Spiritual Progress

An Aspiring Breslover asks:   In everything we do in life, we want to see that we are making advances; especially something to which we are devoting an hour of every day. How can we measure our progress in the spiritual endeavor of hisbodedus?   Is it misguided to approach hisbodedus with the expectation of seeing [...]