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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Breslov.org offers the following key features to help you live with Rebbe Nachman’s advice and achieve your personal best:

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Pathways Toldot

"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, 1.35MB)

Your Davening Will Never Be The Same

All week long, The Breslov Siddur for Weekdays helps you understand and appreciate the daily prayers from a Breslov perspective. Now, BRI is proud to announce the near-completion of Breslov Siddur for Shabbos & Festivals For thousands of years, and through the generations, the Siddur has been handed down as a treasured inheritance for every [...]

Different Strokes for Different Folks

In Uman, Rebbe Nachman spent time with the local maskilim (Jewish assimilationists) as well as with his Chassidim. Though people wondered about his motives, the Rebbe’s whole mission with the maskilim, as with all Israel, was to implant faith and Torah. But he understood their outlook and attitudes, and used a very different approach with [...]

Rebbe Nachman says, “No!”

Hold On! Precious Moments Meshivat Nefesh #47 Rebbe Nachman taught: “Sometimes there are people who draw closer to Hashem for a certain amount of time and, afterward, they fall away again. Even so, their temporary period of greater closeness is very precious to Hashem, even if afterward whatever happened, happened, G-d forbid.” This short teaching always [...]

Pathways Chayei Sarah

"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, 1.32MB)

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

Purim Prayer Power

In each generation, whenever the redemption is near, Amalek tries to make the Jews despair by convincing us that our prayers are not effective because we are not deserving of a miracle. But the truth is that we must strengthen ourselves and continue to pray with all our might, like Mordechai HaYehudi did. Mordechai saw that [...]

Rebbe Nachman's Wisdom

Different Strokes for Different Folks

In Uman, Rebbe Nachman spent time with the local maskilim (Jewish assimilationists) as well as with his Chassidim. Though people wondered about his motives, the Rebbe’s whole mission with the maskilim, as with all Israel, was to implant faith and Torah. But he understood their outlook and attitudes, and used a very different approach with [...]

Home Sweet Home

As I write these words, I realize that today, the eve of Thanksgiving, is the busiest travel day of the year. Although it will take many millions of people hours longer than usual to get where they want to go, nevertheless, for the sake of spending time with close friends and family, they feel it’s [...]

Rebbe Nachman & You

Rebbe Nachman says, “No!”

Hold On! Precious Moments Meshivat Nefesh #47 Rebbe Nachman taught: “Sometimes there are people who draw closer to Hashem for a certain amount of time and, afterward, they fall away again. Even so, their temporary period of greater closeness is very precious to Hashem, even if afterward whatever happened, happened, G-d forbid.” This short teaching always [...]

Share the Wealth

Hold On! Share the Wealth Meshivat Nefesh #46 It’s not always so easy for me to encourage myself, but I do find it fairly easy to encourage others. That’s because, “A person in prison can’t free himself”—my friend is in the prison of her own situation and the key is outside of her cell. She can’t [...]

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Your Davening Will Never Be The Same

All week long, The Breslov Siddur for Weekdays helps you understand and appreciate the daily prayers from a Breslov perspective. Now, BRI is proud to announce the near-completion of Breslov Siddur for Shabbos & Festivals For thousands of years, and through the generations, the Siddur has been handed down as a treasured inheritance for every [...]

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 [...]