Working for a Living
Nov11

Working for a Living

Rebbe Nachman of Breslov taught... The song of the Levites—the natural and harmonious give and take among musicians—can be compared to working for a living in good faith. Because business is also called “give and take,” and one needs to focus on its higher purpose in order to sanctify it. (Likutey Moharan I:13)   What [...]

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A Day In The Life Of A Breslover Part III
Jun11

A Day In The Life Of A Breslover Part III

People often ask, “What is it like to be a Breslover Chassid or a student of Rebbe Nachman?” While Rebbe Nachman strongly encouraged us to follow his advice, even if only sometimes or somewhat, Rabbi Yitzchok Breiter z”l did suggest a daily routine that we can all find to be very helpful.   Rebbe Nachman’s Wisdom [...]

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Why Work?
Feb14

Why Work?

The Menorah was made (Exodus 25:31). It shall be made on its own (Midrash Tanchuma, Beha’alotkha 3). Because Moses was uncertain how to create it, God said to him: Throw the brick of gold into the fire and it will form itself. Therefore it does not say “You must make” (Rashi on Exodus 25:31). Work, [...]

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It’s Not Up To Us
Jan23

It’s Not Up To Us

“God said to Moses, ‘Behold, I will rain down bread from Heaven for you’” (Exodus 16:4). How often do we hear people complaining about how difficult it is to make a buck these days? It doesn’t help that the media is filled with dire predictions of economic turmoil. Why is making a living so difficult? [...]

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Parshat HaMan: Today!
Jan11

Parshat HaMan: Today!

The Parsha this week recounts the amazing miracle of the Man (Manna Bread) which began miraculous falling from the sky and nourished the Jewish people for some 40 years in the Midbar. The Great Chassidic Master and Tzaddik Reb Mendel of Riminov famously praised studying these passages especially during the third day of the week that this [...]

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Ask A Breslover: To Work or to Study?

ASK A BRESLOVER TO WORK OR TO STUDY? Question: This may sound like a ridiculous question, but I remember someone once telling me that Rebbe Nachman owned stores in the town he lived in with his father in law (my ignorance is showing because I really don’t remember the town). I recently met a breslover [...]

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