Shortly before his passing in 1810, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov (sometimes spelled Breslev) 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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Pathways Vayechi

"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, 1.33MB)

Chaim Kramer – Reb Noson Yahrzeit Tour

Join Chaim Kramer's NY/NJ Yahrzeit Tour. Classes for both men and women.      

New Book: The Collected Letters of Reb Noson

Were it not for Reb Noson, the closest disciple of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, the Rebbe’s wisdom would have been lost to the world. Fortunately for us, Reb Noson amassed his considerable strengths, scholarship, and courage in the face of tremendous obstacles to insure the continuation of the Breslov movement after the Rebbe’s passing. He [...]

Pathways Vayigash

"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, 1.34MB)

Reb Noson Yahrzeit Tour W/ Chaim Kramer

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 [...]

Hope & Joy

Keep It Spiritually Simple

“The greatest wisdom of all is not to be clever at all. It is simply to be pure and straightforward.” —Advice, Rebbe Nachman We live in a world of extremes. Extreme immorality and extreme violence. Extreme cynicism and extreme ignorance. Extreme fear and extreme hopelessness. Sometimes it seems the only antidote to such powerful negativity is extreme asceticism [...]

Meditation & Inner Growth

Your Thoughts And The Power Of Hisbodedus

One of the key tools used in the Jewish spiritual tradition that can have a profound impact on the way we think is hisbodedus, sometimes called Jewish meditation.

Rebbe Nachman's Wisdom

Charity Also Benefits the Giver

Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Rosenfeld brought many American youth closer to Torah Judaism and to Rebbe Nachman. One of his memorable, hands-on lessons was about tzedakah (charity). When the Beis HaMikdash, the Holy Temple, stood in Jerusalem, Jewish emissaries stood near the Altar. As the sacrifices were offered, they would recite certain passages from the Torah, [...]

Take Back the Tears

One of the most curious parts of this week’s parashah has to do with the Torah’s description of two of our Matriarchs. While running away from his evil, murderous brother Esau, Jacob also seeks to find the righteous marriage partner with whom he will establish the twelve tribes of Israel. He meets Rachel and immediately [...]

Rebbe Nachman & You

Your Thoughts And The Power Of Hisbodedus

One of the key tools used in the Jewish spiritual tradition that can have a profound impact on the way we think is hisbodedus, sometimes called Jewish meditation.

Seeing Our Good Points!

Hold On! Personal Sanctuary Meshivat Nefesh #48 Rebbe Nachman taught: The Mishkan and the Beit Hamikdash were built out of the individual good-will offerings of the Jewish people. Some brought gold, some silver, some brought precious stones and some fabric. Rebbe Nachman explains that the Sanctuary—the place of prayer—is literally built from the good points within [...]

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New Book: The Collected Letters of Reb Noson

Were it not for Reb Noson, the closest disciple of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, the Rebbe’s wisdom would have been lost to the world. Fortunately for us, Reb Noson amassed his considerable strengths, scholarship, and courage in the face of tremendous obstacles to insure the continuation of the Breslov movement after the Rebbe’s passing. He [...]

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 [...]