BRI Women Weekend Retreat September 8-10–Are You In?
Aug13

BRI Women Weekend Retreat September 8-10–Are You In?

This September 8th through 10th Prepare for the Best Year of Your Life (So Far!) with Rebbe Nachman Come to BRI Women’s First-Ever Weekend Retreat for Women at the Spectacular Vallevue Estate, Morristown, New Jersey With Talks, Workshops and Classes by Rabbi Jonathan Rietti, Acclaimed Speaker, “My Emotions & Me: Who’s the Boss?” Chaya Rivka [...]

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What’s Greater Than Wisdom?
Aug02

What’s Greater Than Wisdom?

“Each person must cast aside all of his sophisticated ideas and serve God in simplicity and innocence. For a person’s deeds should be greater than his wisdom.” —Rebbe Nachman of Breslov To some, this is one of the most startling teachings in the Breslov panoply. Simplicity and innocence are not glamorous. And they don’t hold much [...]

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Don’t Get Old!
Aug02

Don’t Get Old!

Hold On! Forever Young Meshivat Nefesh #59 In Rebbe Nachman’s story of the Seven Beggars, we encounter the figure of the Blind Beggar, whose great quality is that even though he is exceedingly old, he is also perfectly young. In fact, he hasn’t yet even really begun to live at all. This goal of perpetual youth—not [...]

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A New Day
Aug02

A New Day

Hold On! A New Day Meshivat Nefesh #58 Reb Nosson explains that the fresh recitation of the Shema prayer every day is our way of continually expanding our awareness that it’s God’s Will alone that directs everything that occurs. Yesterday’s Shema shouldn’t be the same as today’s. And by tomorrow, I hope that I’ll say [...]

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Pathways Tisha B’Av
Jul27

Pathways Tisha B’Av

"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, 1.51MB)

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The Traveling Uman-Women’s Boutique
Jul10

The Traveling Uman-Women’s Boutique

"Know! a person must travel to the Tzaddik in search of what he's lost. For prior to a person coming out into the air of this world, he is taught and shown all that he needs to do, work at, and achieve in this world. But as soon as he comes out into the air of the [...]

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Our Eternal Bond
Jun07

Our Eternal Bond

Hold On! Torah Joy Meshivat Nefesh #57 The Jewish people are called an am segulah—a “treasured nation”—but the term segulah really means having some quality that is inherent and not clearly quantifiable. This name was given to the Jewish people at the giving of the Torah, since it’s really by virtue of the Torah itself that [...]

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Hold On! The Children of Kings
May21

Hold On! The Children of Kings

Hold On! The Children of Kings Meshivat Nefesh #56 In one of Rebbe Nachman’s longer tales, “The Exchanged Children,” we learn that the soul can be compared to a true prince who was exchanged at birth with the child of servants. In the story, the true prince spends his formative years going through one trial after [...]

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Free “Shavuot With Rebbe Nachman” Booklet
May15

Free “Shavuot With Rebbe Nachman” Booklet

BRI is proud to present a FREE Shavuot study guide. The booklet contains almost 200 pages of  Breslov Torah and prayers. We hope that the booklet enhances your Simchat Yom Tov. Download (PDF, 3.5MB) Wishing you a Chag Sameach, from your friends at BRI.  

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The Real Power of Positive Thinking
Apr24

The Real Power of Positive Thinking

Today  therapists, motivational speakers, and teachers of Jewish spirituality all agree that positive thinking can literally change a person’s life. The source of your personal power is your mind, and with a little practice, your thoughts and feelings can actually be in your control. What are the vital steps we need to take to achieve [...]

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Start Fresh
Mar23

Start Fresh

Hold On! Endless Levels Meshivat Nefesh #54 The greatest of tzaddikim spend their lives rising from level to level in their devotions and in their grasp of Godliness. They never rest on their laurels, but always begin again, fully aware that God’s infinite nature means that they have always only just begun. No matter how high [...]

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Never Get Old!
Mar23

Never Get Old!

Hold On! Never Get Old! Meshivat Nefesh #53 King Solomon called the evil inclination, “The Old, Foolish King.” He’s foolish because he gives me bad advice; he’s king because it’s all too easy to obey him. And Reb Nosson teaches that he’s old…because he makes me feel old. My lower self tries to tell me, “It [...]

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Be Patient With Yourself!
Mar16

Be Patient With Yourself!

Hold On! Patience! Meshivat Nefesh #52 Reb Nosson taught that there’s one powerful remedy that keeps us from getting discouraged by all of our challenges and our fallings and failures, especially when we really have spiritual aspirations and cannot seem to bring them into reality. It’s called patience. Patience doesn’t only mean not getting upset when [...]

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There Is No Place Away From Him.
Mar16

There Is No Place Away From Him.

Meshivat Nefesh #51 What do we mean when we say that we feel far from God? How can far even apply to God, who is absolutely everywhere? One of the Names that we use for God is “HaMakom”—The Place. The sages taught, “He is the Place of the world, but the world is not His [...]

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Pathways Purim
Mar10

Pathways Purim

"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, 1.38MB)

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Are You Being Taken Advantage Of?
Mar06

Are You Being Taken Advantage Of?

Doormat-itis Do you feel like you can’t say “no”? Does it seem like people take advantage of your kindness? Do you try to overlook people’s faults and concentrate on their nikudos tovos (good points) as Rebbe Nachman of Breslov teaches us, but end up feeling resentful? If so, this post’s for you. I came home [...]

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