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:

Pathways: A Newsletter on the Weekly Torah Reading

Sacred Time: Twice Weekly Inspirational Emails

Meir Elkabas’ “A Thought for the Week

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Pathways Yitro

"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, 1.45MB)

BRI’s Yitzchok Bell Presents: “Psalms That Speak To You”

“Psalms that Speak to You” is a new translation of Tehillim designed to kindle a flame of worldwide connection to the Psalms and help all English speakers find themselves in its words by saying them with understanding and feeling. It is produced by R’ Yitzchok Leib Bell, who has been closely involved with BRI since [...]

Pathways Beshalach

"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, 1.37MB)

In the Know

Knowledge, wisdom, education ... these are the cornerstones of a typical Jewish upbringing. Almost as soon as a Jewish baby is born, his or her parents have already established a college fund. This reminds me of a joke: A Jewish mother is walking down the street with her two little boys. A passerby sees the [...]

How To Start Again

Hold On! Instant Renewal Meshivat Nefesh #45 Starting again isn’t always so easy, but Rebbe Nachman gave advice to help me jump-start my spiritual life when it feels like it’s gotten stagnant: Refresh yourself with Torah. The Torah links me with the infinite mind of my Creator, and so it always has endless new levels of [...]

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

Your Thoughts And The Power Of Hisbodedus

One of the key tools used in the Jewish spiritual tradition that can have a profound impact on the way we think is hisbodedus, sometimes called Jewish meditation.

Rebbe Nachman's Wisdom

Pathways Yitro

"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, 1.45MB)

Pathways Beshalach

"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, 1.37MB)

Rebbe Nachman & You

How To Start Again

Hold On! Instant Renewal Meshivat Nefesh #45 Starting again isn’t always so easy, but Rebbe Nachman gave advice to help me jump-start my spiritual life when it feels like it’s gotten stagnant: Refresh yourself with Torah. The Torah links me with the infinite mind of my Creator, and so it always has endless new levels of [...]

Filled With Joy

Hold On! Doing the Work Meshivat Nefesh #49 While it’s true that God’s infinite light extends throughout every single part of creation, there are places where it’s very hard to discover. Rebbe Nachman taught that, in just such places and situations and states of mind, the loftiest light is available…as long as we work hard enough [...]

News

BRI’s Yitzchok Bell Presents: “Psalms That Speak To You”

“Psalms that Speak to You” is a new translation of Tehillim designed to kindle a flame of worldwide connection to the Psalms and help all English speakers find themselves in its words by saying them with understanding and feeling. It is produced by R’ Yitzchok Leib Bell, who has been closely involved with BRI since [...]

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 [...]