Leaving the Frat Boys Behind
Apr16

Leaving the Frat Boys Behind

Recently I read an abysmal statistic. According to a 2014 PEW Research Center study, the US marriage rate is at a 93-year low! Just about half of the adult population is not married. While there are various opinions seeking to explain why the rate keeps dropping, one of the most popular suggestions is that many young men would prefer to remain in the “frat boy” stage and aren’t at all interested in investing in a serious, demanding...

Read More
Pathways: Shmini
Apr16

Pathways: Shmini

“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,...

Read More
Pathways: Pesach
Apr02

Pathways: Pesach

“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,...

Read More
Food For Thought
Apr02

Food For Thought

HaLakhma Anya – This is the bread of affliction that our fathers ate in the land of Egypt. All who are hungry, come and eat! All who are in need, come and join in celebrating Pesach! This year we are here, next year we will be in the land of Israel! This year we are slaves, next year we will be free men! (Passover Haggadah) This is the Bread of Poverty! Of material poverty and affliction. Of spiritual poverty and cynicism. It is the...

Read More
Let Pesach Set You Free
Mar26

Let Pesach Set You Free

Of all the Jewish holidays, Pesach resonates especially well in America and other democratic societies. These societies can identify with the Jewish people in Egypt, enslaved and oppressed by a dominant race, who overcame their persecutors to live as a free nation. President Obama himself expressed this sentiment a few years ago during his weekly address at Passover time: “In America, the Passover story has always had special meaning....

Read More
Pathways: Shabbat HaGadol
Mar26

Pathways: Shabbat HaGadol

“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,...

Read More
Pathways: Vayikra
Mar19

Pathways: Vayikra

“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,...

Read More
The Barley Test
May01

The Barley Test

Aside from being part of my delicious Shabbos cholent, barley has never been a food that I find myself craving. Luckily, throughout Likutey Halakhot, Reb Noson refers to it as “animal fodder.” Even more interesting, only two Temple offerings consisted of barley: the Omer offering, which we are commanded to bring in this week’s parashah (Leviticus 23:14), and the Sotah offering (more about this soon). What do these two have in common,...

Read More
Day By Day
Apr24

Day By Day

So, do you feel free? Although our stomachs may be feeling like a gigantic matzah ball right now, spiritually our minds have soared to great heights. On Seder night, not only were our ancestors released from captivity, but our own souls were also redeemed. But the freedom we received was of the miraculous sort, and as great as miracles are, they have limited results. In Egypt we were on the lowest of spiritual levels – number 49 – and...

Read More
Once in a Lifetime
Apr02

Once in a Lifetime

“The Architect of the world never does the same thing twice. Every day is an entirely new creation” – Reb Noson of Breslov. People like to say, “Today is a new day.” There’s actually an incredible amount of wisdom in that expression. That’s because we have a tendency to view time as one complete unit, and therefore we get caught up in the past. If yesterday was a “bad” day, it means today doesn’t have much of a chance. Truth be told,...

Read More
Coming Clean
Mar27

Coming Clean

Jerry pays his boss a short visit and says, “We’re doing some major Passover housecleaning tomorrow and my wife needs me around to take care of the heavy hauling.” “I’m so sorry, Jerry, we’re kind of short-handed right now and I just can’t afford to have you take the day off,” his boss answers. “Thanks, Boss, Jerry replies. “I knew I could count on you!” Have you begun cleaning for Pesach yet? I’m sure you have. When this time of year...

Read More
The Spice of Life
Mar20

The Spice of Life

“It’s all your fault!” Since the days of Adam and Eve, men have always found a convenient “explanation” for their problems: blame the spouse. The problem for Nadav and Avihu, Aaron’s two unwedded sons who brought an unauthorized incense-offering (ketoret) and were punished with death, was that they didn’t have one to blame. The Midrash explains that the reason they were killed was because they had no wives (Vayikra Rabbah 20:8-10)....

Read More
Pathways On The Parsha: Vayikra
Mar06

Pathways On The Parsha: Vayikra

“Pathways” is a weekly Torah publication exploring the festivals and parsha, published by BRI. Download (PDF,...

Read More
The Poor Man’s Offering
Mar06

The Poor Man’s Offering

One of the greatest gifts that Chassidic teachings impart to us is the ability to illuminate and make relevant all parts of Torah, even the seemingly obscure ones. The teachings of Rebbe Nachman and Reb Noson make the Torah come alive, helping us find answers and life advice in verses of the Torah that cynics claim are irrelevant and archaic. These incredible teachings reinforce our belief in the profound depth and truth of the Torah...

Read More
The New Pathways Beha’alotekha
May23
Read More
The New Pathways Bamidbar/Shavuot
May09
Read More
Page 1 of 3123