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 Parashat Ki Tavo

"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, 1.83MB)

The First Two Rubles

For the first Rosh HaShanah after Rebbe Nachman’s passing, about sixty chassidim traveled to Uman, where they were welcomed into the Shomrim LaBoker synagogue. The Breslovers prayed there for ten years until 1821, when there was simply not enough room anymore. Next they prayed in the house of a Reb Mordekhai, and although he passed [...]

Who Are You Doing Teshuvah For?

Life is so incredibly topsy-turvy from the moment you wake up – or the moment you don’t wake up! The kids missed the school bus. Check. The car door was left open and the ignition won’t start. Check.  There was an accident on the highway and traffic is backed up for miles. Check. So often [...]

Pathways Parashat Ki Teitzei

"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, 1.31MB)

Rabbi Nachman’s Soul: An in-depth commentary on Sichot HaRan

The Breslov Research Institute is proud to announce the first ever publication of an in-depth commentary in English on Sichot HaRan (Rabbi Nachman's Wisdom), as taught by Rabbi Tzvi Aryeh Rosenfeld z"l during his lectures given in Brooklyn during the early 1970's. Who was Rabbi Rosenfeld z"l? Today, almost everyone  knows at least something about Rebbe Nachman [...]

Hope & Joy

Keep It Spiritually Simple

“The greatest wisdom of all is not to be clever at all. It is simply to be pure and straightforward.” —Advice, Rebbe Nachman We live in a world of extremes. Extreme immorality and extreme violence. Extreme cynicism and extreme ignorance. Extreme fear and extreme hopelessness. Sometimes it seems the only antidote to such powerful negativity is extreme asceticism [...]

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 Parashat Ki Tavo

"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, 1.83MB)

The First Two Rubles

For the first Rosh HaShanah after Rebbe Nachman’s passing, about sixty chassidim traveled to Uman, where they were welcomed into the Shomrim LaBoker synagogue. The Breslovers prayed there for ten years until 1821, when there was simply not enough room anymore. Next they prayed in the house of a Reb Mordekhai, and although he passed [...]

Rebbe Nachman & You

It All Adds Up

Hold On! It All Adds Up Meshivat Nefesh #39 "Know that every single motion that one makes in an effort to come closer to G-d eventually adds up and comes to your aid in your moment of dire need." In time,” said Rebbe Nachman, “Surely he will enter into the gates of holiness. Because G-d is [...]

You Can Fix It!

Hold On! A Matter Of Faith Meshivat Nefesh #38 Rebbe Nachman taught: “If you believe that you can destroy, believe that you can repair.” I’ve always been struck by the emphasis on the word “believe.” As if it’s a matter of belief, when you’ve destroyed something? If I broke something valuable, do I need to believe [...]

News

Rabbi Nachman’s Soul: An in-depth commentary on Sichot HaRan

The Breslov Research Institute is proud to announce the first ever publication of an in-depth commentary in English on Sichot HaRan (Rabbi Nachman's Wisdom), as taught by Rabbi Tzvi Aryeh Rosenfeld z"l during his lectures given in Brooklyn during the early 1970's. Who was Rabbi Rosenfeld z"l? Today, almost everyone  knows at least something about Rebbe Nachman [...]

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 [...]