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.


How to Get Started:

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 Parashat Vayeitzei

"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, 1.06MB)

Worlds Apart – Parashat Toldot

At certain times in history, had things played out according to their natural progression, the world would have been altered forever. Such an event took place in this week’s parashah. Jacob is the quintessential Jew.  He spent his days and nights toiling in Torah study while working on perfecting himself spiritually. He was so great [...]

The Lost Art Of Contemplative Writing: A Workshop For Women

Women: You’re invited to a Breslov writing workshop, with the chance for you to develop your work and have it published in BRI’s upcoming book, Rebbe Nachman: A Woman’s Treasury alongside well known authors and teachers including Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller, Sara Yocheved Rigler, Yehudis Golshevsky, Chaya Rivka Zwolinski, and many more.

Pathways Parashat Toldot

"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, 1.44MB)

Get A Life – Parashat Chayei Sarah

What is life? Most of us would probably say life means living day after day. But is that true? Aren’t there unfortunate souls attached to life-support machines who, while being technically alive (and hoping to be healed), cannot at the present time be considered to have serious quality of life? What about those who, while [...]

Hope & Joy

The Traveling Uman-Women’s Boutique

"Know! a person must travel to the Tzaddik in search of what he's lost. For prior to a person coming out into the air of this world, he is taught and shown all that he needs to do, work at, and achieve in this world. But as soon as he comes out into the air of the [...]

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 Parashat Vayeitzei

"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, 1.06MB)

Worlds Apart – Parashat Toldot

At certain times in history, had things played out according to their natural progression, the world would have been altered forever. Such an event took place in this week’s parashah. Jacob is the quintessential Jew.  He spent his days and nights toiling in Torah study while working on perfecting himself spiritually. He was so great [...]

Rebbe Nachman & You

BRI Women Weekend Retreat September 8-10–Are You In?

This September 8th through 10th Prepare for the Best Year of Your Life (So Far!) with Rebbe Nachman Come to BRI Women’s First-Ever Weekend Retreat for Women at the Spectacular Vallevue Estate, Morristown, New Jersey With Talks, Workshops and Classes by Rabbi Jonathan Rietti, Acclaimed Speaker, “My Emotions & Me: Who’s the Boss?” Chaya Rivka [...]

What’s Greater Than Wisdom?

“Each person must cast aside all of his sophisticated ideas and serve God in simplicity and innocence. For a person’s deeds should be greater than his wisdom.” —Rebbe Nachman of Breslov To some, this is one of the most startling teachings in the Breslov panoply. Simplicity and innocence are not glamorous. And they don’t hold much [...]

News

The Lost Art Of Contemplative Writing: A Workshop For Women

Women: You’re invited to a Breslov writing workshop, with the chance for you to develop your work and have it published in BRI’s upcoming book, Rebbe Nachman: A Woman’s Treasury alongside well known authors and teachers including Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller, Sara Yocheved Rigler, Yehudis Golshevsky, Chaya Rivka Zwolinski, and many more.

Breslov 101