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Need money? Rebbe Nachman advises: "Honor Shabbos".

Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees – Or Does It?

Posted on February 3, 2017

Income and livelihood depend on Hashem’s ratzon (will) but we need to make an effort as well. Whose advice should we take about that effort? If you ask Rebbe Nachman, one of the first steps toward improving financial well-being is to honor Shabbos. Rabbi Nasan Maimon presents Likutey Halakhos to explain how this works in: Continue Reading »

Red Sea, First Plague

VaEira – Why Ten Plagues?

Posted on January 24, 2017

Why were there ten plagues? Why didn’t Hashem finish off the Egyptians at once? What’s the message of the drawn-out process of Yetziyas Mitzrayim through the makos? The ten plagues gradually elevated Bnei Yisrael to increasing levels of yira – awe and respect for Hashem. Similarly, the frightening things in our own times bring us Continue Reading »

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Sefer HaMidos – The “Aleph Beis Book”

Posted on January 17, 2017

Sefer HaMidos (also known as the Aleph-Beis Book) is a collection of insights brought by Rebbe Nachman of Breslov from the Talmud and other Torah sources. Arranged alphabetically, it explores the hidden, spiritual network underlying the physical world through which one action or element affects and/or activates another. Rebbe Nachman reveals some of these causes Continue Reading »

Kever of Reb Noson of Nemirov in Breslov, Ukraine. Reb Michel Dorfman z"l (left and Rabbi Nasan Maimon. Photo by Reb Michel's grandson, Zev Rumer, 2004.

Yahrzeit of Reb Noson of Nemirov – 10th of Teves

Posted on January 7, 2017

On the Tenth of Teves 5605 (December 20, 1844) Reb Noson ben Chayah Laneh / b’Reb Naftali Hertz Sternhartz returned his pure soul to the Creator. Through his prolific writing, Reb Noson of Nemirov made it possible for the teachings of Rebbe Nachman to reach every one of us today. Commemorative shiur given by Rabbi Continue Reading »

Rabbi Michel Dorfman Breslov Music Chanukah

Ana BeKoach – Mystical Tefilah Said on Chanukah

Posted on January 1, 2017

Ana BeKoach is an ancient plea for Israel’s redemption from exile. It’s structured in seven lines of six words each with the first letters of each word spelling out a Name of Hashem. Ana BeKoach is during the time when the Chanukah lights are burning. Rabbi Yechiel Michel Dorfman z”l,  former Rosh Yeshiva of the Continue Reading »

20th of Kislev – Yahrzeit of Rav Eliyahu Chaim Rosen z”l

Posted on December 14, 2016

Rav Eliyahu Chaim b’Reb Klonymus Kalman Rosen z”l (1899, Poland-1984, Jerusalem) was orphaned as a child and devoted himself to Torah study. At the age of 12, already respected for his knowledge and diligence, R’ Eliyahu Chaim discovered the teachings of Rebbe Nachman through an encounter with a Breslover chossid. In later life R’ Eliyahu Continue Reading »

Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Rosenfeld in Uman at Kever of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

11th of Kislev – Yahrzeit of Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Rosenfeld z”l

Posted on December 10, 2016

Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Rosenfeld z”l was a Torah scholar and teacher of Breslov chassidus whose selfless devotion to his students saved and transformed countless Jewish lives. In honor of his 38th yahrzeit, we’re posting one of his shiurim in Ein Yaakov (narrative portions of the Talmud). Rabbi Rosenfeld speaks here about the qualities and special Continue Reading »


Getting Ready for the Light?

Posted on December 8, 2016

In the Likutey Halakhos, Rav Nasan of Nemirov applies the teachings of Rebbe Nachman to practical decisions like where to set up the menorah. Why do we place the lights with reference to the entrance of our home? Secrets in every detail of our kindling enrich the festival of lights. Text: Orach Chaim 3, Chanukah Continue Reading »

5th of Kislev – Yahrzeit of the MaHaRSHA

Posted on December 5, 2016

Today in Jewish History: 5th of Kislev – Yahrzeit of the MaHaRSHA Anyone who studies Gemara (Talmud) has studied the commentary of Rabbi Shmuel Eliezer HaLevi Edeles – the MaHaRSHA (Moreynu HaRav Shmuel Edeles – Our Teacher, Rabbi Samuel Edeles). Born in Posen in the mid-sixteenth century, the MaHaRSHA’s father was a direct descendant of Rabbi Continue Reading »

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The Great Mitzvah – Joy

Posted on November 28, 2016

Raising your voice can be good – if it’s the right kind of raising. “Lift up your voice” (Yishayahu 58) is not about volume, it’s about intention. In his teaching “Mitzva gedola l’hiyos b’simcha – it’s a great mitzva to be happy always” Likutey Moharan 2 – Tinyana, Torah 24 Rebbe Nachman explains how the Continue Reading »