Hide and Seek
Apr27

Hide and Seek

Our parashah commands us regarding the mitzvah that is most identified with our Jewishness: “On the eighth day, his foreskin should be circumcised” (Leviticus 12:3). Contemplating the nature of this mitzvah, an obvious question arises: If the foreskin is extra, why wait until the eighth day to remove it? Better yet, why is the baby [...]

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Happy 245th Birthday!
Mar28

Happy 245th Birthday!

Today marks 245 years since one of the most important birthdays of the modern era. Chodesh Nissan Tov! The Mishnah designates today as Rosh Hashanah L'Malachim - the day on which the reign of a Jewish king officially begins. As such, today is also "Rosh HaShanah" and to some extent posses the special power of Rosh [...]

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Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudey
Mar23

Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudey

"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, 1.47MB)

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Right On Time – True Trust In God
Mar23

Right On Time – True Trust In God

Reb Nachman Tulchiner would recall the greatness of Reb Noson and how even while he was extremely poor, one could see no difference in his facial expression even after he finally received some money. However, after he prayed, the difference was obvious. One could see a different face!  Once, two days before Pesach, Reb Noson’s [...]

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Rest Assured
Mar23

Rest Assured

There is a four-letter word in the English language that lingers at our side constantly, seeking to drain us of our sanity and quality of life: work. Much of society lives from one vacation to another, counting the days until they can finally take their mind off this most pressing “need” and enjoy some rest, [...]

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Parashat Ki Tisa
Mar16

Parashat Ki Tisa

"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, 1.36MB)

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Right On Time – True Trust In God
Mar16

Right On Time – True Trust In God

The Pesach season is a very expensive time in Jewish life. From new Yom Tov clothing to special Pesach foods, things can get very costly. In light of this, Reb Noson’s students asked a merchant who was traveling to market day in Breslov to bring Reb Noson money they had collected on his behalf. This [...]

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Pathways Mishpatim
Feb23

Pathways Mishpatim

"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)

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In the Know
Feb09

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 [...]

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Who Owes Who?
Feb05

Who Owes Who?

There’s an interesting dialogue in our parashah between God and Moshe. God implores Moshe, “Please, speak into the ears of the people, and let them borrow [from the Egyptians], each man from his friend and each woman from her friend, silver and gold vessels” (Exodus 11:2). Why did He need to beseech Moshe? After all, [...]

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Follow The Leaders
Jan19

Follow The Leaders

This week’s parashah begins by recording our nation’s first descent into the darkness of exile. The place of this exile, Egypt, was called Mitzrayim (straits). This fittingly describes the core difficulty of exile, the feeling of being squeezed and suppressed, and not knowing where to turn or how to free oneself. While the story of [...]

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Take Back the Tears
Dec11

Take Back the Tears

One of the most curious parts of this week’s parashah has to do with the Torah’s description of two of our Matriarchs. While running away from his evil, murderous brother Esau, Jacob also seeks to find the righteous marriage partner with whom he will establish the twelve tribes of Israel. He meets Rachel and immediately [...]

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Pathways Toldot
Dec01

Pathways 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, 1.35MB)

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Home Sweet Home
Nov23

Home Sweet Home

As I write these words, I realize that today, the eve of Thanksgiving, is the busiest travel day of the year. Although it will take many millions of people hours longer than usual to get where they want to go, nevertheless, for the sake of spending time with close friends and family, they feel it’s [...]

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What Do You Know?
Nov17

What Do You Know?

We live at a time when information is free-flowing and readily available. If you want to know how to fix the leaky sink in the bathroom, google it. Want to finally learn to play guitar or speak French? Google it. Yet Rebbe Nachman teaches that the main knowledge is realizing that you know nothing at [...]

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Two Beautiful New Editions
Nov07

Two Beautiful New Editions

BRI is excited to announce the publication of the following popular titles: The Treasury of Unearned Gifts The path to happiness and contentment in life Would you like to be rich – really rich? Would you like to be able to turn what seems to be nothing into something of great value? Then come make [...]

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