A local Ukrainian news company asked to interview BRI's Chaim Kramer and Gil Bashe about the yearly pilgrimage. What followed was an interested conversation about the yearly gathering. Click here to view.
Enjoy this very interesting Uman video featuring BRI's Reb Gil Bashe.
As in the previous year, I was again in Uman this Rosh Hashanah with my friends Daniel and Yaniv, who both traveled from Israel. At the end of Friday evening services, as we planned to leave the packed Ashkenazic synagogue where we had prayed, Yaniv and I found the aisle obstructed by two friends who [...]
Our latest BRI Experience to the Ukraine just returned and what a life-changing experience it was. Led by world renowned singer Reb Shlomo Katz and BRI's Reb Zvi Kramer this short, spirituality-packed journey was one not to be ever forgotten by those privileged to join. Together, we journeyed to Uman (Rebbe Nachman), Medzibozh (Baal Shem Tov), Berditchev [...]
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 [...]
“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 [...]
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 [...]
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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"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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]