Free Rosh HaShanah Booklet
Sep07

Free Rosh HaShanah Booklet

In preparation for Rosh HaShanah, we are happy to share a free booklet (available in Hebrew or Hebrew/English) which includes several of Rebbe Nachman's lessons on Rosh HaShanah with commentary by Chaim Kramer. Download (PDF, 950KB) Download (PDF, 3.06MB) May we all be written and sealed in the book of the true Tzadikim for a year of [...]

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Uman Rosh Hashanah 2015
Aug24

Uman Rosh Hashanah 2015

Where to stay in Uman, Rosh Hashanah, 2015.

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Audio Podcast: How Far Will They Go?
Aug12

Audio Podcast: How Far Will They Go?

The stories of the early travelers to Rebbe Nachman' and the other great Ukrainian Tzadikim's grave-site with Rabbi Nosson Maimon. Click here to listen.

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Why I Keep Coming Back
Jul08

Why I Keep Coming Back

Born in Cuba, Nestor (Nachum) Gorfinkel is now a lawyer in Miami, Florida. He is married to Maria (Miriam) and has two children, Luis (Eliyahu) and Hannah. Nestor’s family fled Cuba to the United States about three years after Castro came into power.  His father had survived the war years in Siberia and in the [...]

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Beyond Logic
Jul08

Beyond Logic

I was raised in a religious home, but by the time I graduated high school, I was completely uninterested in religion. When my parents bribed me to spend the summer in Israel on a religious study tour, I thought, How bad could it be? I planned to show my face at the study sessions and [...]

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Incredible Video: Chaim Kramer’s 1974 Visit to the Soviet Union
Jul08

Incredible Video: Chaim Kramer’s 1974 Visit to the Soviet Union

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.

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There’s No “Body” In Uman
Jun22

There’s No “Body” In Uman

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 [...]

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At Rebbe Nachman’s Gravesite With R’ Weinberger
Jun05

At Rebbe Nachman’s Gravesite With R’ Weinberger

A remarkable lecture giving at Rebbe Nachman's gravesite by Rav Moshe Weinberger. Rav Weinberger discusses his own personal journey to Rebbe Nachman and studies a beautiful lesson at the Rebbe's gravesite. Click here to listen and be inspired.  

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Chaim Kramer Video: Why Uman?
Sep09

Chaim Kramer Video: Why Uman?

Find out why tens of thousands of people travel to Uman for Rosh Hashana, and what Rebbe Nachman of Breslov teaches us about this special time.  

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Why Uman?
Jul31

Why Uman?

Rabbi Pinchas Bunker Why Uman? from Breslov Research Institute

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Uman Books Sale
Jul02

Uman Books Sale

Are you planning on being in Uman for Rosh HaShanah? Perhaps you are curious about what goes on there? Or maybe you can't make it but would like to feel connected to Rebbe Nachman's Tikkun? In honor of the upcoming pilgrimage, we are offering all of our Rosh HaShanah related books and cds for a [...]

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Uman Yeshiva & Breslov English Siddur Updates
Jun12

Uman Yeshiva & Breslov English Siddur Updates

Dearest Friends of Rebbe Nachman, The annual Rosh Hashanah gathering in Uman is around the corner!  For the first time ever, the Breslov Research Institute (BRI) headquarters – fondly called the Ritz Carton (sic) – will be home to hours of English-language study sessions Tuesday and Wednesday.  The Uman Kollel will feature lectures by many [...]

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Breslov Research Institute Uman Info
Sep09

Breslov Research Institute Uman Info

BRI Minyan for Rosh HaShanah The Breslov Research Institute will be forming a minyan once again this year at our headquarters. It will be primarily geared towards English Speaking congregants.  The cost will be $60 a seat. For more info or to reserve your seat, contact us. __ Can’t make it to Uman for Rosh [...]

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Uman, Rosh HaShanah & YOU! Video Viral On YouTube
Aug27
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Why A Tzaddik? Why Rebbe Nachman? Why Uman?
Aug19

Why A Tzaddik? Why Rebbe Nachman? Why Uman?

Chances are you’ve been to Uman. If not, you certainly know someone who’s traveled to that now-famous Ukrainian town for Rosh HaShanah or another time of the year to pray at Rebbe Nachman’s gravesite. Maybe the prayers were for health, livelihood or children. Maybe they were prayers to find one's soulmate, or to find oneself. [...]

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Ask A Breslover: Why don’t you turn your wives into Chassidim?
Jul26

Ask A Breslover: Why don’t you turn your wives into Chassidim?

Q: Rebbe Nachman once asked, "Why don't you turn your wives into Chassidim?" What does that mean to us? A: This is a tough one, I have heard several different approaches. Some are conservative and some are modern. As is the norm in Breslov Chassidus, Rebbe Nachman spoke in universal terms and his teachings apply differently [...]

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