The Water Castle: A Story Within A Story
Mar25

The Water Castle: A Story Within A Story

There was a castle made of water. It had ten walls, one inside the other, all made of water. The floors inside the castle were also made of water. This castle also had trees and fruit, all made of water.

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Video: Elie Wiesel On Rebbe Nachman of Breslov
Feb26
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Amazing Uman, Uman Rosh HaShanah Video
Jul04

Amazing Uman, Uman Rosh HaShanah Video

Uman, Uman, Rosh HaShanah! from Breslov Research Institute on Vimeo. For books and guides about Uman Rosh HaShanah click here....

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Thought Control
Mar16

Thought Control

It’s all in the mind. “Where do our thoughts come from?” is a question I was recently asked. The short answer is that there are two “reservoirs” (as I like to call them) of thought. One reservoir contains holy thoughts: how to imitate God by being patient, forgiving and doing kindness; how to be more sincere in one’s devotions—for example, davening (prayer) and Torah study; how to raise one’s standard of behavior and thought in...

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R’ Ozer Bergman Mid-West trip Feb. 24 – Mar. 7
Feb15

R’ Ozer Bergman Mid-West trip Feb. 24 – Mar. 7

Rabbi Bergman will also be in Pittsburgh, March 1st – 4rth and Cleveland, March 4rth – 6th. Details will be posted shortly. For more details or to meet with him, please email yossik@breslov.org.    ...

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First Time Ever: Pathways Weekly Newsletter
Jun23

First Time Ever: Pathways Weekly Newsletter

The Breslov Research Institute has decided to go in a whole new direction with our weekly emails. For the first time this week we have published the new Pathways Weekly Newsletter – a weekly publication for print! It includes a weekly Dvar Torah by Ozer Bergman, Parsha Pearls by Chaim Kramer, a weekly story or saying and a piece from the Kitzur Likutey Moharan. This new format will allow you to take it along with you wherever...

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In Honor of Tu b’Shevat
Jan18

In Honor of Tu b’Shevat

The following is from the forthcoming volume of Breslov Research’s translation of Likutey Moharan. which, with God’s help, will see the light of day before Pesach 5771. Translated by Moshe Mykoff, annotated by Chaim Kramer and edited by yours truly. Those big numbers that show up here and there are footnote markers. I apologize for not adding internal links. If I knew HTML I would have. Translation and notes © Copyright 2011 Breslov...

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A Mitzvah Invitation

For this year’s Rosh HaShanah gathering in Uman, Breslov Research will again be hosting a few hundred people for the yom tov and Shabbos/Shabbat meals. The value and power of providing even a single meal for a traveler, especially a poor one, is quite great. Take a look at the following pieces of Gemara and see for yourself how you can dispel the anger caused by idolatry, touch the depth of your Jewishness and increase the security of...

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Finish The Work Started Over 200 Years Ago!

Dear Chaver (Friend) of Breslov Research Institute, After many years of hard work and tremendous help from the One Above, we are nearing completion of the multi-volume Likutey Moharan in English project. This is a milestone in Breslov Research Institute history. The series features full Hebrew-English text on facing pages, a running commentary based on traditional Breslov sources and profound, highly accessible notes drawing from the...

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Dvar Torah for Parshat Korach

Based on Likutey Moharan I, Lesson #24:2 “Let Korach and his entire party…offer ketoret (incense)…each one took his fire pan…and offered ketoret…Moshe then said to Aharon, ‘Take the fire pan…offer ketoret and take it quickly to the community to atone for them” (Numbers 16:16, 18; ibid. 17:11). Kelipot (literally, shells, husks) is a generic name which chassidic works give to the evil forces that weaken...

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Breslov in Mishpacha Magazine
May13

Breslov in Mishpacha Magazine

Glory be! Not only is Breslov Chassidus prominently and positively in a mainstream Jewish magazine—Mishpacha—it’s the cover story! (Rabbi Chaim Kramer, founder of Breslov Research [wearing glasses], and Reb Moshe Weinberger of Aish Kodesh are pictured.) Get yourself a copy of this week’s issue: 28 Iyar 5770/May 12 2010 Our thanks to the good people at Mishpacha, in particular Reb Yisroel Besser, the article’s author. May his love for...

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How to Learn Likutey Moharan
Jan28

How to Learn Likutey Moharan

We will meet at 7:00 PM EDT, February 2, 2010 on Skype to Study Likutey Moharan. Our focus will be building content knowledge, learning skills and an overall appreciation of the Rebbe’s Teachings. The topic of this series of is: “You are HOW you Eat”. Source Material: Advice by Reb Nasson, Eating, Page 20 – 25, Breslov Research Institute Crossing The Narrow Bridge, Food, Glorious Food, Page 215-225, Breslov...

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Dvar Torah for Parshat VaYetze

Based on Rabbi Nachman’s Wisdom #92 The Midrash (Kohelet Rabbah 9:11) teaches: Yesterday, “[Yaakov] rolled the stone off the well” (Genesis 29:10). Today, “[his] sons carried Yaakov to Egypt” (ibid. 46:5). Rebbe Nachman once commented that an average human lifespan, seventy to eighty years, consists of three periods: growth, stability (“the prime of life”) and decline. Rebbe Nachman—who died in his 39th year after suffering from...

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Dvar Torah for Rosh HaShanah

Based on Likutey Halakhot, Beheimah v’Chayah Tehorah 4:45–46 Why do we eat honey with the challah and with the apple the first night of Rosh HaShanah? Every Jew knows it’s a siman, a sign, that we should have a sweet year. (It’s a testament to our faith that we believe that our eating honey has theurgical effect.) But there’s an even more powerful message in that sweet bite. For a Jew, one of the most amazing things about honey...

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Uman Uman Rosh HaShannah
Aug26

Uman Uman Rosh HaShannah

The effect of Rosh HaShannah is to strengthen faith. There are great gatherings of Jewish communities everywhere. Especially significant are the gatherings of Jews around the true Tzaddikim. Through these gatherings, all different facets of Faith expressed in all the different souls are joined together in a common hole. They are refined, unified and elevated. The sparks of new intuitions and perceptions flash forth. New levels of...

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Excerpts from Breslov Research Institute Publications

From: Where Earth and Heaven Kiss A Guide to Rebbe Nachman’s Path of Meditation By Ozer Bergman Appendix E: Don’t Lose Your Head In a slaughterhouse, animals lose their heads. In our world, too, something causes people to lose their heads and get caught in the thicket of confusion and the vortex of illusion. What drives us to distraction? We lose our heads over a coin. Money—not only for pursuing luxuries, but even for...

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