Doctor of the Soul – Parashat Vayeishev
Dec07

Doctor of the Soul – Parashat Vayeishev

For some reason, people think that spiritual matters are to be taken lightly. They assume that if they have some kind of spiritual issue, it suffices to go to their local Rabbi – like the guy who sells their chametz before Pesach! But this is a huge mistake. If, God forbid, one were deathly ill, [...]

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Pathways Parashat Vayishlach
Dec07

Pathways Parashat 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, 1.53MB)

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You’re Doing Something Right – Parashat Vayeitzei
Dec03

You’re Doing Something Right – Parashat Vayeitzei

Have you ever looked at an object and been unable to discern what it was, only to realize that it was upside-down and that you’re quite familiar with it? Not only do such occurrences happen to us optically, there are spiritual experiences we constantly face that confuse us into perceiving ourselves in the completely opposite [...]

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A Fight to the Finish – Parashat Vayishlach
Dec03

A Fight to the Finish – Parashat Vayishlach

The drama has been simmering for a lifetime. Twin brothers who grew up in the same home to the same parents could not have been more different. One was destined to become the father of the twelve tribes and the Jewish people, the other to be the patriarch of mighty nations like Rome. In our [...]

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Pathways Parashat Vayishlach
Dec01

Pathways Parashat Vayishlach

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Pathways Parashat Vayeitzei
Nov24

Pathways Parashat Vayeitzei

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Pathways Parashat Toldot
Nov09

Pathways Parashat Toldot

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Get A Life – Parashat Chayei Sarah
Nov09

Get A Life – Parashat Chayei Sarah

What is life? Most of us would probably say life means living day after day. But is that true? Aren’t there unfortunate souls attached to life-support machines who, while being technically alive (and hoping to be healed), cannot at the present time be considered to have serious quality of life? What about those who, while [...]

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Pathways Parashat Vayeira
Nov03

Pathways Parashat Vayeira

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Pathways Parashat Lekh Lekha
Oct26

Pathways Parashat Lekh Lekha

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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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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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Beyond the Holiday Season
Nov03

Beyond the Holiday Season

How was your Yom Tov? Mine was wonderful. First I experienced the awesome spiritual heights of being in Uman for Rosh HaShanah … then the solemn uplift of the holiest day of the year, Yom Kippur … then eight joyous days together with my family in the sukkah. What comes next? Besides all the schlepping, [...]

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Let in the Light!
Oct27

Let in the Light!

Mazel Tov, we have completed the reading of the Torah! Incredibly enough, just a few minutes after finishing a year’s worth of reading, following a small celebration, we begin all over again. In this vein, Rebbe Nachman would always encourage his Chassidim to start afresh and never become accustomed to “regular, everyday life.” We may [...]

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