Pathways: Matot-Masei
Jul16

Pathways: Matot-Masei

"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, 1.3MB)

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Pathways: Pinchas
Jul10

Pathways: Pinchas

"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, 1.31MB)

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Pathways: Balak
Jul02

Pathways: Balak

"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, 1.31MB)

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Know Where You Stand
Jul01

Know Where You Stand

Have you heard about the great “celebration” that takes place this month? You are probably dreadfully eyeing Sunday’s fast and the start of the Three Weeks of mourning, and wondering what in the world I am referring to. While describing this month of Tamuz, Rebbe Nachman teaches: “The first letters of ‘Zikhru Torat Moshe (Remember [...]

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Wake Up and Live!
Jun26

Wake Up and Live!

Unable to control himself, the viceroy plucked an apple from the tree and took a bite. As soon as he swallowed it, he fell to the ground in a deep sleep and slept a long, long time. The viceroy’s servant tried to wake him up, but he couldn’t. Rebbe Nachman’s first tale, “The Lost Princess,” [...]

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The Great Fall of a Great Man
Jun18

The Great Fall of a Great Man

“How could he be wrong? Isn’t he a Rabbi?” There are various versions of the same question, usually revolving around the greatness of the individual and the disparity between his status and his actions. We assume that since someone has achieved a measure of prominence, his actions should reflect his outstanding level. However, the biblical [...]

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The Land of Desire
Jun11

The Land of Desire

Why are things so difficult? Why can’t life just be “easy-breezy”? These are normal and essential questions to ask. If we want to be a little more sophisticated, we could add, “if God only wants to make my life better, shouldn’t the things I want and desire be so much easier to come by?” Instead, [...]

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Who Goes First?
Jun04

Who Goes First?

Have you ever heard someone say, “Nobody goes to that restaurant; it's too crowded.” Or, “Don't go near the water till you’ve learned how to swim.” While these may be cute sound bites, what would you say after comparing the following two verses? God says, “Return to me, and I will return to you” (Malachi [...]

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How We Can Bring Mashiach
Jul17

How We Can Bring Mashiach

  We think of Moses as being the ultimate prophet, someone who spoke “face to face” with God and stood between Heaven and earth. Therefore we assume that when he experienced a prophecy, its message and interpretation were obvious to him. Indeed, in this week’s parashah Moses states, “This is the word that God has [...]

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Recapture the Flag!
Jul09

Recapture the Flag!

The Jewish people have never lacked enemies. Just as we are attacked today by terrorists, so too, in the days of Moses, our enemies constantly schemed and planned our destruction. However, in the days of Moses, our nation was one worthy of prophecy – ours was a nation that witnessed the Ten Plagues in Egypt [...]

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Searching for Answers
Jul03

Searching for Answers

We are in pain. We are in sorrow.  The Jewish People is connected – we are truly one. Because of this, we each personally feel the horrifying loss of our three dear and precious brothers. When describing this month of Tammuz, Rebbe Nachman teaches, “The first letters of ‘Zikhru Torat Moshe (remember Moshe’s Torah)’ (Malachi [...]

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Wake Up!
Jun25

Wake Up!

Unable to control himself, the viceroy plucked an apple from the tree and took a bite. As soon as he swallowed it, he fell to the ground in a deep sleep and slept a long, long time. The viceroy’s servant tried to wake him up, but he couldn’t. Rebbe Nachman’s first tale, “The Lost Princess,” [...]

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Yes, We Can!
Jun19

Yes, We Can!

The other day I was introduced to a successful businessman who was interested in studying Breslov Chassidut together. In order to get know each other, we shared our backgrounds, and he said something that has stuck in my mind ever since. My newfound chavruta explained that although his wife and children were making headway in [...]

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The Missing Link
Jun11

The Missing Link

“In the place where returnees to Judaism stand, even completely righteous Tzaddikim cannot stand” (Berakhot 34b). Wow! Our Rabbis are implying that the returnee is greater than the saint. But shouldn’t one who has spent his entire life in the service of God, and never really faltered, be considered supreme in every aspect? How could [...]

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Take Your Holiness With You
May23

Take Your Holiness With You

You have the ability to connect with and build on your own inner holiness. Take your holiness with you as you journey through life.

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Soldier On
May22

Soldier On

The drive down from the hills of Jerusalem to Ben Gurion Airport is a lonely one. After having been privileged to travel to the Land of Israel and bask in its holiness for a few days, it isn’t so easy to depart and return to “normal life.” Thankfully, I remembered that I had a precedent. [...]

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