Shortly before his passing in 1810, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov told his followers that his influence would long endure, saying, “My fire will burn until the Messiah comes.”

Centuries later, Jews of all persuasions have discovered the Rebbe’s philosophy to be a powerful natural bridge between ancient Jewish wisdom and modern-day self-development. The Rebbe’s teachings offer practical and achievable inner-growth, while conveying a spiritual vibrancy that provides strength and stability during difficult times.


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Rebbe Nachman’s teachings are profound and mystical, while at the same time practical and inspirational. They also cover almost every conceivable subject. The following is a suggested order of study.

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Breslov.org offers the following key features to help you live with Rebbe Nachman’s advice and achieve your personal best:

Pathways: A Newsletter on the Weekly Torah Reading

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Distance Is An Illusion

“The essence of God’s greatness is that the very person who is most distant from Him can and should serve Him… There is a common misconception among young people that this principle does not apply to them, for a person may think he has too deeply tainted himself and has done too much wrong. But [...]

Simple Acts

Rebbe Nachman always taught his students that their main focus in prayer should be on the straightforward meaning of the words. Even those who studied Kabbalah were discouraged from veering from the plain meaning of the prayers during the act of prayer itself. When asked by an advanced student what particular meditation he should have [...]

Pathways: Parshat Terumah

"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, 1.23MB)  

Falling…to Rise

Hold On! Meshivat Nefesh #5 Falling…to Rise There’s an axiom at work in my life, but whenever its dynamic comes into play I tend to resist it. Before I can rise to a new level in my relationship with G-d and my self-work, I’m going to experience something of a fall. It doesn’t have to [...]

Spend R. Nachman’s Birthday in Uman!

        Choose from one of these two life-changing trips and recharge your spiritual batteries on Rosh Chodesh Nissan, Rebbe Nachman's birthday!             Powerful prayer at Rebbe Nachman’s tzion in Uman and trips to Medzibozh, Berditchev and Breslov to visit the gravesites of the Baal Shem Tov, Rabbi Levi [...]

Hope & Joy

Balancing Act

Have you ever wondered why Jacob was specifically chosen to father the twelve tribes and establish the Jewish nation? Weren’t Abraham and Isaac also fitting figures? Yet despite their greatness, Abraham fathered a “Ishmael” and Isaac fathered an “Esau.” What was Jacob’s secret to perfection? The Torah alludes to Esau’s essential point by saying, “Isaac [...]

Meditation & Inner Growth

Rebbe Nachman's Wisdom

Distance Is An Illusion

“The essence of God’s greatness is that the very person who is most distant from Him can and should serve Him… There is a common misconception among young people that this principle does not apply to them, for a person may think he has too deeply tainted himself and has done too much wrong. But [...]

Simple Acts

Rebbe Nachman always taught his students that their main focus in prayer should be on the straightforward meaning of the words. Even those who studied Kabbalah were discouraged from veering from the plain meaning of the prayers during the act of prayer itself. When asked by an advanced student what particular meditation he should have [...]

Rebbe Nachman & You

Falling…to Rise

Hold On! Meshivat Nefesh #5 Falling…to Rise There’s an axiom at work in my life, but whenever its dynamic comes into play I tend to resist it. Before I can rise to a new level in my relationship with G-d and my self-work, I’m going to experience something of a fall. It doesn’t have to [...]

You’re Special!

Hold On! Meshivat Nefesh #4 The Glory of G-d The Beauty Within The sages taught that the Creator takes particular pride and joy in the unique qualities of every single Jew. Each of us is a shining jewel in G-d’s crown, glowing with its own hue, its own individual light. This isn’t just an abstract [...]

News

Spend R. Nachman’s Birthday in Uman!

        Choose from one of these two life-changing trips and recharge your spiritual batteries on Rosh Chodesh Nissan, Rebbe Nachman's birthday!             Powerful prayer at Rebbe Nachman’s tzion in Uman and trips to Medzibozh, Berditchev and Breslov to visit the gravesites of the Baal Shem Tov, Rabbi Levi [...]

Breslov 101

Q&A – Spiritual Progress

An Aspiring Breslover asks:   In everything we do in life, we want to see that we are making advances; especially something to which we are devoting an hour of every day. How can we measure our progress in the spiritual endeavor of hisbodedus?   Is it misguided to approach hisbodedus with the expectation of seeing [...]