Rebbe Nachman spoke often about the great power of yearning. He taught that obstacles are sent by G-d in order to intensify our longing for a holy goal, because it is the force of yearning that can bring a person to a level or objective to which he otherwise might not be worthy. In Likutei [...]
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 [...]
Occasionally I get an e-mail, usually a forward, that encourages Jews to move to Eretz Yisrael (the Land of Israel) because the current political climate in [insert country name here] is caving in for Jews. Anti-Semitism in said country is bad and getting worse. (Full disclosure: I live in Eretz Yisrael. With many thanks to [...]
Reb Chaim gives a lecture about the Land of Israel and the conflict spiritual/physical.
I received this impassioned plea disguised as a question, from a woman in her 20s who currently resides in the Western Hemisphere. It's relevance is global, applies equally to all ages and genders and goes beyond her immediate concern. [20-something woman] Sorry to bug you but I wanted to talk to you about something. When [...]
Question: [su_pullquote]Do Breslov Chasidim belive in Zionism? Do they belive in a Jewish State as well as Eretz Yisrael being the homeland of the Am Yisrael? From what I understand there is a split in the breslov world. Can you please clarify this for me? Does Breslov make up part of the Eda Haredit?[/su_pullquote] Answer: [...]
CO: Where will you be for the Seders Ozer? OB: First of all, here in Eretz Yisroel we only have one. I can’t go into the whole thing so I won’t, but I do want to mention that the Arizal says that it’s not that in Eretz Yisroel you only have half, having only of [...]