A local Ukrainian news company asked to interview BRI's Chaim Kramer and Gil Bashe about the yearly pilgrimage. What followed was an interested conversation about the yearly gathering. Click here to view.
This year, the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah fell between the nights of September 20th and 22nd. It marks the beginning of the new year. Every year, thousands of Jews come to celebrate this holiday in the Ukrainian city of Uman. Click here to watch.
Enjoy this fascinating transcript from the Yartzeit of Reb Noson of Breslov. Download (PDF, 820KB)
Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Rosenfeld brought many American youth closer to Torah Judaism and to Rebbe Nachman. One of his memorable, hands-on lessons was about tzedakah (charity). When the Beis HaMikdash, the Holy Temple, stood in Jerusalem, Jewish emissaries stood near the Altar. As the sacrifices were offered, they would recite certain passages from the Torah, [...]
In Uman, Rebbe Nachman spent time with the local maskilim (Jewish assimilationists) as well as with his Chassidim. Though people wondered about his motives, the Rebbe’s whole mission with the maskilim, as with all Israel, was to implant faith and Torah. But he understood their outlook and attitudes, and used a very different approach with [...]
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 [...]
Chaim Kramer explains the weekly Torah portion, Re'eh, via the light of Breslov Chassidut. Topics include blessings and curses, channels of wealth and bounty, charity and poverty, positive thinking, and more. Let us know if you enjoy this video by "liking" it on YouTube and our website, BreslovCampus.org.
Pesach is related to speech. Passover is the opening up the lines of communication between the Children of Yisrael and God. We can embrace the freedom to talk to Hashem and open your heart to Him. Prayer.
Chaim Kramer reveals hidden meanings in the month of Adar that have personal and Universal ramifications in this fascinating video. This is a leap year when we have two months of Adar and this is Adar, in one reckoning of the ancient Hebrew calendar, is the 12th month, a time of accounting. It's a time [...]
Get a good night’s sleep (in Uman!) in our gorgeous, new BRI “Ritz” lodgings. Wake up feeling rested and ready for the spirituality and inspiration of Rosh Hashana: Only $850.00 All-Inclusive Room, Meal & Mikvah Package: Stay in our newly-built lodgings: semi-private room (2 bunk beds per room) with ensuite bathroom, all Shabbat and Yom [...]
What is it that compels a non-Jew to join the ranks of the Jewish People? After all, the media takes a joyride by demonizing Israel and the Jewish nation. Why make a conscious decision to become a Jew? Many teachings found in our writings actually marvel at the qualities it takes to make such a [...]
The year was 1974. Uman was locked behind the Iron Curtain, and everyone was trying to get out -- except for Chaim Kramer. Be part of the Rebbe’s promise...build with us. Click here to find out how.