A local Ukrainian news company asked to interview BRI's Chaim Kramer and Gil Bashe about the yearly pilgrimage. What followed was an interested conversation about the yearly gathering. Click here to view.
This year, the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah fell between the nights of September 20th and 22nd. It marks the beginning of the new year. Every year, thousands of Jews come to celebrate this holiday in the Ukrainian city of Uman. Click here to watch.
Enjoy this fascinating transcript from the Yartzeit of Reb Noson of Breslov. Download (PDF, 820KB)
We have to be grateful to Reb Noson, for without him, not one page of my teachings would have remained! Rebbe Nachman of Breslov The tenth of Tevet marks the Yahrzeit of Reb Noson of Breslov. Join BRI founder Chaim Kramer, author of "Through Fire and Water: The Life of Reb Noson" and be inspired [...]
Pesach is related to speech. Passover is the opening up the lines of communication between the Children of Yisrael and God. We can embrace the freedom to talk to Hashem and open your heart to Him. Prayer.
Chaim Kramer reveals hidden meanings in the month of Adar that have personal and Universal ramifications in this fascinating video. This is a leap year when we have two months of Adar and this is Adar, in one reckoning of the ancient Hebrew calendar, is the 12th month, a time of accounting. It's a time [...]
Join BRI founder Chaim Kramer, musician Shlomo Katz and a group from Efrat, Israel as they venture on a journey through the Ukraine that will change their lives forever. This special video presentation follows their journey as they listen to Torah and sing along with Chaim Kramer and Shlomo Katz while visiting the places of our heritage. [...]
Join our live stream from Lakewood, NJ on Monday, Dec. 21st at approx. 9 PM for a special gathering commemorating the yartzeit of Reb Noson of Breslov. We will hear from Reb Chaim Kramer, founder of BRI and author of Reb Noson's English biography, Through Fire and Water. Don't miss this special live opportunity. To view/listen live, click: breslovcampus.clickwebinar.com/reb-noson-yartzeit?_ga=1.234683486.1172008887.1445612294 Or to listen [...]
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What is it that compels a non-Jew to join the ranks of the Jewish People? After all, the media takes a joyride by demonizing Israel and the Jewish nation. Why make a conscious decision to become a Jew? Many teachings found in our writings actually marvel at the qualities it takes to make such a [...]
The year was 1974. Uman was locked behind the Iron Curtain, and everyone was trying to get out -- except for Chaim Kramer. Be part of the Rebbe’s promise...build with us. Click here to find out how.
I grew up in a Conservative Jewish home in New Jersey. My family celebrated the Jewish holidays and went to synagogue on Shabbat. But they did not keep Shabbat or a kosher kitchen. Looking back, however, I can see little hints about the future. For example, all the other boys put on teﬁlin perhaps once [...]