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 [...]

Read More
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 [...]

Read More
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 [...]

Read More
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 [...]

Read More
For Women: Rosh Chodesh Adar Live in NYC
Jan23

For Women: Rosh Chodesh Adar Live in NYC

Dear Women, You asked and we listened! You’re invited to a special Breslov event just for women on Sunday, February 26th at the JCC of Manhattan. Azamra: Hearing the Song of Your Soul An Afternoon of Self-Discovery with Healing Chassidic Meditation, Art and Music Date: Sunday, February 26th  Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Place: [...]

Read More
Azamra: Glasses And Mirrors
Jul15

Azamra: Glasses And Mirrors

Women who are eager to learn Breslov Chassidut are an amazingly honest bunch. When we learn Azamra our responses to the lesson show that we’re willing to do the hard work it takes to make this powerful teaching of Rebbe Nachman's part of ourselves. Whether in class or one-on-one learning, whenever we discuss Azamra, there are two main types [...]

Read More
The Road To Faith
May09

The Road To Faith

Faith depends upon truth. If you will only search for the truth with complete honesty you will eventually realize that you must have faith in God, in the true Tzaddikim, and in the holy Torah. You will realize this in spite of the fact that such faith is not something that is susceptible to our [...]

Read More
Count For Yourself – Iyar #1
May06

Count For Yourself – Iyar #1

A Sacred Time -Iyar #1 The most central mitzvah of the month of Iyar is Sefirat Ha'omer. Reb Nosson, z”l, explains that each person is commanded to count for himself for a reason: each person is an individual world, a completely different universe. We cannot fathom our true level or that of our friend; it [...]

Read More
Go Beyond Nature – Nissan #2
Apr04

Go Beyond Nature – Nissan #2

A Sacred Time - Nissan #2 Nissan is the time when the spring begins in earnest, when the world goes into bloom, and its mazal is the ram. This renewal of the natural world, while positive, also has its more negative aspect: the rejuvenation of material desires. The Egyptians worshiped the ram because they believed [...]

Read More
Getting Down From Scrubbing? – Nissan #1
Apr02

Getting Down From Scrubbing? – Nissan #1

Now that Nissan has arrived, it's time to talk about Pesach cleaning. Although the halachic sources applaud the great care that the Jewish people take in preparing for Pesach--going above and beyond the strict letter of the law--many do feel overwhelmed (or just plain worried) about how they will manage the job. Most are even [...]

Read More
Women & Breslov
Mar24

Women & Breslov

Once Rebbe Nachman asked his followers: “Why don't you make your wives chasidistehs?” (Siach Sarfei Kodesh 2, 1-14). (In Yiddish, “Chasidistehs” means “women Chasidim.”) Breslov tradition tells us that Rebbe Nachman affirmed the unique spiritual talents and sensitivities of women. He saw to it that his daughters were well educated in various areas of Torah, [...]

Read More
Joy–Your Spiritual Task
Mar18

Joy–Your Spiritual Task

To find joy is the hardest thing of all. It is harder than all other spiritual tasks...Put all your energy into being happy. — Rebbe Nachman of Breslov The Rebbe tells us that, if need be, we should force ourselves to be happy. Of course, this advice is not politically correct. From today's psychological viewpoint, forcing yourself [...]

Read More
Two Keys To Overcoming Anger
Mar04

Two Keys To Overcoming Anger

The Rebbe told his followers how he had worked on overcoming his negative traits. When he was young he had a hot temper, and became angry at the “slightest provocation.” But he yearned to be a good and kind person, as God also desires each of us to be. “So the Rebbe began working on [...]

Read More
Uman Is Not Just For Men
Nov04

Uman Is Not Just For Men

Filmmaker Maya Batash’s spiritual journey began three years ago, when she took her first trip to Uman, Ukraine, to visit the gravesite of Rebbe Nachman, the father of the Breslov Hasidic movement. “Have you ever planned a journey somewhere but don’t know why you’re going?” Batash asked me recently, as she sipped herbal tea in [...]

Read More
Breslov Repair Kit–Yom Kippur Refreshes
Sep11

Breslov Repair Kit–Yom Kippur Refreshes

Got Life? When you're a child, the minutes seem like hours and the hours like days. Then, you grow up. And time flies. Despite the fleetingness of time, if you're like most people, at some point in your life you've "killed time." Perhaps you've even killed a whole day. Or days. “Killed 'em dead.” What [...]

Read More
Breslov Repair Kit–Rosh Hashana & Self-Awareness
Aug28

Breslov Repair Kit–Rosh Hashana & Self-Awareness

Rosh Hashana is the day of judgment for all humankind. It is the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve. In other words, it’s the birthday of everyone's great, great, great (and so on), grandparents! It is a day of awe and fear and also a day of celebration. Rosh Hashana is a day [...]

Read More
Page 1 of 3123