Pathways: Parashat Vayeitzei
Nov27

Pathways: Parashat Vayeitzei

“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,...

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Speaking Before the King
Nov27

Speaking Before the King

Rebbe Nachman tells a parable: Once there was a lord who had a very competent clerk in his employ. One day he sent this clerk to oversee a distant city within his fiefdom. When the clerk arrived at his post, however, he didn’t mention the lord at all, and people got the impression that the clerk was in fact the lord. Whenever they needed something from him, they would fall at his feet and show him all kinds of honor. They would...

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Waking Up
Nov23

Waking Up

The Chasam Sofer taught that the first day of the month of Kislev has great significance because it always falls out exactly forty days after the festival of Sukkot. It is a miniature Yom Kippur, and so it has the power to help us change our negative habits and patterns. Teshuvah—genuine repentance that returns us to our Source—entails facing our frailties and reframing how we respond when they tend to get in our way. For that, we...

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Your Personal Support System
Nov23

Your Personal Support System

The letter associated with the month of Cheshvan is nun, a letter that appears to be bent. Our sages explain that it alludes to getting up persevering despite sustaining a shock or fall, since the letter nun is the initial of the word noflim—“the fallen.” King David said, “G-d supports all of the fallen”—the embracing letter samech of the word for “supports” (somayach) is already there, waiting to pick up the bent-over nun of the...

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Pathways: Parashat Toldot
Nov20

Pathways: Parashat Toldot

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Grant Me A Heart Of Flesh
Nov17

Grant Me A Heart Of Flesh

The name of this month, Cheshvan, can also be read choshen, the breastplate that the High Priest wore over his heart. The breastplate symbolizes having a feeling heart imbued with holiness and caring, which is the foundation of our humanity. Rebbe Nachman said that we are called Breslover Chassidim since the word Breslov can be rearranged “lev basar”—“a heart of flesh.” The most important organ is the heart. The High Priest covered...

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Pathways: Parashat Chayei Sarah
Nov13

Pathways: Parashat Chayei Sarah

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Pathways: Parashat Vayeira
Nov06

Pathways: Parashat Vayeira

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Pathways: Parashat Lech Lecha
Oct30

Pathways: Parashat Lech Lecha

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The Loyal Messenger
Oct29

The Loyal Messenger

There was once a king who wished to send secret messages to a fellow monarch, but the only route passed through a hostile neighboring kingdom. The enemy king was always on guard, fearing a conspiracy between his allied neighbors. The king’s first messenger was exceedingly wise. He passed through the enemy kingdom and never blew his cover; no one suspected a thing. The second messenger was less adept. He was questioned and almost...

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Remedy for Pride
Oct23

Remedy for Pride

“You can overcome your arrogance by praying for someone else” – Rebbe Nachman of Breslov R’ Yudel, one of the Rebbe’s close students, wondered about this teaching. It seems like the opposite should be true. Wouldn’t praying for my friend feed my ego and make me feel even more prideful? After all, aren’t my prayers answered because I’m important? Rebbe Nachman explained his teaching with a parable: Once there was a prince who angered...

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Pathways: Parashat Noach
Oct23

Pathways: Parashat Noach

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Making Life Worthwhile
Oct23

Making Life Worthwhile

A Sacred Time – Tishrei #4 The tribe associated with the month of Tishrei is Efraim. Reb Nosson, z”l, explains that the name Efraim means to be fruitful or multiply. The deepest kind of fruitfulness is in focusing on one’s good points so that they truly shine, and then they spark even more positive growth. Even the smallest good point forges an eternal connection with G-d. During the silent prayer of the Amidah, we describe G-d...

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Another Note In The Melody
Oct23

Another Note In The Melody

A Sacred Time – Tishrei #3 Lamed—which also means to teach and learn—is the letter associated with the month of Tishrei. When we completed the yearly cycle of the reading of the Torah, its final letter was lamed of the word “Yisrael.” When we began it again right afterward, it’s primary letter was beit of the first word “Bereishit.” The two letters form the word lev—the heart. It’s only with a heart that is open to hear G-d’s...

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“Holiday” Rental
Oct07

“Holiday” Rental

A Sacred Time – Tishrei #2 “Visamachta b’chagecha v’hayitah ach sameach”—“And you shall rejoice during your festivals and you shall be only joyous.” The astrological sign associated with the month of Tishrei is a balance scale—the iconic image that expresses the judgment of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, when good and bad are calibrated and the direction of the entire year is determined. The festival of Sukkot then falls out on...

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Pathways: Special Yom Kippur Edition
Oct02

Pathways: Special Yom Kippur Edition

“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,...

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