Distance Is An Illusion
Feb11

Distance Is An Illusion

“The essence of God’s greatness is that the very person who is most distant from Him can and should serve Him… There is a common misconception among young people that this principle does not apply to them, for a person may think he has too deeply tainted himself and has done too much wrong. But [...]

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Get Smart
Feb05

Get Smart

As I’m sitting in the airport terminal waiting for my flight home, I can’t help but notice the incredible amount of technology being used all around me. Just about every person is browsing on a smartphone, tablet or laptop. These devices are our connection to the internet and to a vast “web” of information about [...]

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The Tzaddik At My Side
Jan28

The Tzaddik At My Side

Yitro and Moshe could not have been more different from one another. There has never been a man as great as Moshe. On three separate occasions, Moshe ascended to Heaven for forty days and forty nights. He neither ate nor slept, and had no physical wants or needs to look after while he was there [...]

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Reb Chaim Kramer on Parshat Beshalach
Jan21
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Hold On! The Art of Walking
Jan20

Hold On! The Art of Walking

Hold On! Meshivat Nefesh #1 There are two basic motions in life—r’tzo and shov—“running” and “returning.” Up and down, two steps forward and one step back…we have a lot of ways of talking about the phases that we go through. Rebbe Nachman spoke of those cycles in terms of walking. I need two kinds of [...]

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Judging by Giving
Jan11

Judging by Giving

A Sacred Time - Tevet 7 Giving charity is an act of judgment, since we have to make a calculation about to whom we’ll give, in what way, at what time, how much, etc. The strongest motivating force for giving tends to be empathy—when we’re able to identify with and feel the pain of the other. [...]

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“Fear” No Evil
Jan07

“Fear” No Evil

One of the most misunderstood and potentially harmful emotions is fear of God. Like everything else in the world, fear is not some unfortunate feeling, but a creation of God. The opening word of Creation, BeReiShYT (In the beginning) (Genesis 1:1) is an acronym for YaREi BoSheT (fear-humility). The purpose of Creation, says the Zohar, [...]

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Reb Noson USA Tour Highlights
Dec31

Reb Noson USA Tour Highlights

  The following are recordings of select lectures by Reb Chaim Kramer during our successful East Coast speakings tour:   Reb Chaim Kramer speaking, December 24,2015 in Queens, NY   Reb Chaim Kramer speaking December 23rd, 2015 in Woodmere, NY   Pictures from the gatherings in Monsey, NY, Monroe, NY, Lakewood, NJ, Flatbush, NY, Woodmere, NY, [...]

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The Mashiach Within Us
Dec15

The Mashiach Within Us

I have always been intrigued by the dramatic meeting of the two leaders of Israel, Judah and Joseph, that takes place at the beginning of our parashah. The Torah states, “Then Judah approached him [Joseph]” (Genesis 44:18). This historic event foreshadows the future Messianic era, when the Jewish People will be led first by Mashiach, [...]

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Chaim Kramer East Coast Speaking Tour
Dec15

Chaim Kramer East Coast Speaking Tour

More than two centuries since Rebbe Nachman's passing, the intensity and fervor of Breslov Chassidus continues to grow ever stronger. Join us for special yartzeit gatherings commemorating the legacy of the Rebbe’s main disciple, Reb Noson z”l. Special events will be held in Monsey, Brooklyn, Lakewood, Long Island and Queens and will feature Reb Chain Kramer, prolific author and [...]

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Balancing Act
Nov13

Balancing Act

Have you ever wondered why Jacob was specifically chosen to father the twelve tribes and establish the Jewish nation? Weren’t Abraham and Isaac also fitting figures? Yet despite their greatness, Abraham fathered a “Ishmael” and Isaac fathered an “Esau.” What was Jacob’s secret to perfection? The Torah alludes to Esau’s essential point by saying, “Isaac [...]

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I’m Not a Robot!
Oct22

I’m Not a Robot!

Last night I read a news report so upsetting, it weighed heavily on my mind the entire night. People have opposing opinions regarding current events, and it’s probably better for me to leave the story out, but suffice it to say that we live at a time when good and evil are confused and compassion [...]

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Letting in the Light
Oct15

Letting in the Light

Mazel tov! As you hopefully noticed, we missed publishing Pathways Bereishit last week, the first week of the year. Although I was sad to have skipped a week, I do have a happy excuse: we were blessed with a baby girl. So, in honor of the new baby, we will attempt to make up for [...]

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Pathways: Parshat Ki Tavo
Sep03

Pathways: Parshat 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, 1.32MB)

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Plan B
Aug28

Plan B

Walking the streets of Israel, one of the most common expressions you’ll hear is “B’seder.” This is generally equivalent to the way we would say, “OK.” However, in Israel, this expression has taken on a panoply of different meanings. “Would you like to meet for coffee at 10?” “B’seder.” “How are you feeling today?” “B’seder.” [...]

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Court Is In Session
Aug20

Court Is In Session

Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court made a decision in redefining marriage that will go down as one of the most consequential positions in American history. The ethical conscience of the Western world will be highly influenced and perhaps completely reformed by this decision. But what really changed between “yesterday” and “today”? Didn’t we each already [...]

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