“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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Pathways: Parshat Vayechi
Dec24

Pathways: Parshat Vayechi

"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, 1.21MB)

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Pathways: Parshat Vayigash
Dec17

Pathways: Parshat Vayigash

"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, 1.21MB)

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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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Pathways: Parshat Vayishlach
Nov27

Pathways: Parshat Vayishlach

"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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Pathways: Parshat VaYeitzei
Nov20

Pathways: Parshat 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, 1.62MB)

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Pathways: Parshat Toldot
Nov12

Pathways: Parshat 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, 1.21MB)

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R’ Tauber – Reb Noson’s Critical Message
Jan01

R’ Tauber – Reb Noson’s Critical Message

Video: Rav Elchonon Tauber on Rebbe Noson and his amazing message.  

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How Do We Redeem Ourselves?
Jan01

How Do We Redeem Ourselves?

I woke up this morning after another restless night. With an achy back, stuffy nose and aggressive cough, I wished I could stay in bed under the warm covers. After getting dressed and finally getting all the kids on their way, I opened the front door and was besieged by the freezing cold wind. I [...]

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Light in the Darkness
Dec25

Light in the Darkness

Sunday, December 21, was the official “winter solstice” – aka the shortest day of the year. Although summer isn’t quite yet around the corner, we have already lived through the greatest darkness. It was no coincidence that this took place during Chanukah. At the end of the month of Kislev, as the moon is at [...]

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Mission Impossible
Dec11

Mission Impossible

It’s literally the world’s oldest argument. Before Creation, God consulted with the angels, asking their opinion of His new enterprise. They argued against it: “What is man that You should remember him?” (Psalms 8:5). When God desired to give us His holy Torah, once again the angels countered, “Leave the Torah with us and we [...]

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R’ Tauber – Don’t Be Overwhelmed
Dec06

R’ Tauber – Don’t Be Overwhelmed

Video & Audio: Rav Elchonon Tauber class #29 about not becoming overwhelmed. Rabbi Tauber - Likutey Halachot, Class 29 - mp3 Download If you live in Los Angeles, consider attending the Tuesday night class on Likutey Halachot live with Rabbi Tauber, Chabad SOLA 1627 S. La Cienega starting @ 9 pm.  

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Th Silver Lining
Dec06

Th Silver Lining

When it rains, it pours. It often happens this way: first you have one problem, then another comes up, then a third... Before you know it, you feel completely overburdened, as if you can’t even breathe. You imagine all of the world’s issues being lumped together and heaped on your shoulders. But it gets even [...]

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R’ Tauber – Shalom Bayit!
Nov28

R’ Tauber – Shalom Bayit!

Video & Audio: Rav Elchonon Tauber class #28 on peace in the home and other topics. Rabbi Tauber - Likutey Halachot, Class 28 - mp3 Download If you live in Los Angeles, consider attending the Tuesday night class on Likutey Halachot live with Rabbi Tauber, Chabad SOLA 1627 S. La Cienega starting @ 9 pm.  

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R’ Tauber – Toldot: Seek HaShem!
Nov28

R’ Tauber – Toldot: Seek HaShem!

Video & Audio: Rav Elchonon Tauber class #27. Rabbi Tauber - Likutey Halachot, Class 27 - mp3 Download If you live in Los Angeles, consider attending the Tuesday night class on Likutey Halachot live with Rabbi Tauber, Chabad SOLA 1627 S. La Cienega starting @ 9 pm.  

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The Rebbe’s Letter
Nov27

The Rebbe’s Letter

Every week, a few Breslov friends and I get together to discuss life in the light of Rebbe Nachman’s teachings. Recently, while schmoozing, one friend asked the following question: “Which Breslov teaching would you choose to share with a close friend who has yet to taste from the wellsprings of Rebbe Nachman’s Torah?” There seemed [...]

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