Warriors of Holiness – 8th Teves, 5773

We will not rest until we destroy all the Erev Rav, Klipot and bring the age of Mashiach

Sefer Hamidos on Shmiras Habris

Requesting Ahavah From Hashem Hides Sins

By asking Hashem that he should give you love, through this Hashem covers up your sins.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 68)

Source: Warriors of Holiness

Warriors of Holiness – 7th Teves, 5773

We will not rest until we destroy all the Erev Rav, Klipot and bring the age of Mashiach

Sefer Hamidos on Shmiras Habris

Chesed and Emes Atone Sins

Through kindness and truth, sins are forgiven.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 67)

Source: Warriors of Holiness

Warriors of Holiness – 6th Teves, 5773

We will not rest until we destroy all the Erev Rav, Klipot and bring the age of Mashiach

Sefer Hamidos on Shmiras Habris

Ask Tzadik to Help Your Teshuva Be Accepted

When you want to do Teshuva, request from the Tzadik that he should bring you inside, in front of Hashem.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 66)

Source: Warriors of Holiness

Warriors of Holiness – 5th Teves, 5773

We will not rest until we destroy all the Erev Rav, Klipot and bring the age of Mashiach

Sefer Hamidos on Shmiras Habris

Even Commitment to Tesuva Gets Prayers Accepted

From the time a person commits himself to do Teshuva, his prayers are accepted, even though he did not do the actual Teshuva yet.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 65)

Source: Warriors of Holiness

Warriors of Holiness – 1st Teves, 5773

We will not rest until we destroy all the Erev Rav, Klipot and bring the age of Mashiach

Sefer Hamidos on Shmiras Habris

Tanis Without Daas is Not a Tanis

A fast without knowledge is not a fast. (needs better translation, maybe: A fast that was not premeditated is not counted as a fast).
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 64)

Source: Warriors of Holiness

Warriors of Holiness – 29th Kislev, 5773

We will not rest until we destroy all the Erev Rav, Klipot and bring the age of Mashiach

Sefer Hamidos on Shmiras Habris

Embarrassment From Sins Brings Tzedaka Treatment From Hashem

A person that is embarrassed from his sins, Hashem acts with him in charitable way.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 63)

Source: Warriors of Holiness

Warriors of Holiness – 28th Kislev, 5773

We will not rest until we destroy all the Erev Rav, Klipot and bring the age of Mashiach

Revealing Secrets Makes Things Harder to Do

Whoever reveals his secrets, it becomes hard for the thing to actualize.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 62)

Source: Warriors of Holiness – אלופי עזות דקדושה

Happy Chanukkah!

Channukah Candle Lighting
Courtesy of: Judaica Art & Judaica Artist/Elena Flerova

Rebbe Nachman of Breslev teaches that the holiday of Chanukkah, whose name is rooted in the Hebrew word “chinuch“, meaning “education” or “becoming accustomed”, guides us in our constant struggle with the forces attempting to distance us from G-d – those of the power of impure imagination, or in Hebrew “m’damei“; by purifying our imaginative capabilities we are able to break the primary force behind all our negative qualities and illusions.
(Likutei Halachot, hilchot Chanukah 1:1)

May this Chanukkah be the best one ever…

Showering you with joy, prosperity and blessings forever!

HAPPY Chanukkah!

Urgent Plea Worldwide Search for Just 1,000 People

 

Breslov Research Institute

Breslov Research Institute
We are on a worldwide search
for just 1,000 people
who will donate to us
just $100!

Everyone is aware of the economic meltdown that took place around the world this year. Many who felt secure with their holdings no longer feel secure. Many who felt their jobs and income were considered stable no longer feel that stability. “G-d makes [the] poor and [the] rich; He lowers people and raises them up” (I Samuel 2:7). Nearly everyone we know has been some sort of recipient of the above verse, including us here at the Institute. G-d is sending His message to all of us.

For over 30 years, Breslov Research Institute has been producing high-quality publications of Rebbe Nachman’s teachings that speak to the soul and encourage people to recognize their self-worth. The Rebbe’s teachings arouse from slumber and depression; they show us how to bring joy into our lives and heighten our awareness of G-d by forging our own personal connection to our Creator. “There is no despair!” cried the Rebbe. G-d waits patiently for each person to search for Him, even from the most difficult situation.

But this year has taken its toll on us, too. Between now and Rosh HaShanah (3 months), we are set to experience a shortfall of some $100,000(!), drastically down from last year’s income.

We ask you to do your best to help us cover this deficit. Think of it. If just 1,000 readers from around the world would send in just $100, we would reach our goal. This would enable us to continue our work uninterrupted, and not have to shelve important projects due to budget cuts. If just 1,000 readers send in just $100, it would enable us to keep up with those projects that are nearing completion.

These include: the Breslov Chumash, the Breslov Pirkey Avot, Likutey Moharan Volume 13, the Kitzur (Abridged) Likutey Moharan (2 volumes with facing Hebrew and English), More Blessed to Give: Rebbe Nachman on Charity, and Knights of the Rosh HaShanah Table – stories of the valiant “knights” who have faced obstacles and turbulence in their lives, yet overcame their difficulties to travel to Rebbe Nachman in Uman for Rosh HaShanah. We also have several books nearing completion in each of the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish and Russian.

Maybe $100 is a lot of money to ask for. But when we consider the mitzvah of tithing our income and then giving it to charity, it isn’t a large request at all. Consider: Tithes are just 10% of one’s income, and presumably one’s income is more than $1,000 per annum. Then the request for $100 is not a large sum after all! It might not be easy, but it’s not that difficult, either. Especially when the Talmud promises, “One who shears off money for charity will see his income increase!” (Gittin 7a).

We appeal to you, faithful followers of Rebbe Nachman’s teachings and readers who thirst, like us, to see more and better publications come into being. Please open your hearts and contribute life-sustaining money to continue our work! Of course, if you can send more, we appreciate it even more! And if you cannot afford $100, please contribute what you can. But please, everyone, help us out in these trying times. You know that we rarely make appeals, either by direct mail or internet. But in these financially difficult moments, we have also become desperate enough to feel the humiliation of asking for extra help.

May G-d bless you all with the Talmudic promise of increased wealth, together with good health, emotional stability, financial security and, most importantly, spiritual growth.

With deepest thanks,

Chaim Kramer
Executive Director
Breslov Research Institute

You can contribute US currency on line on our website.

For checks, please mail to: Breslov Research Institute, POB 5370, Jerusalem, Israel (for all Israel & non North American addresses).
Or to: Breslov Research Institute, POB 587, Monsey, NY 10952, U.S.A.
Canadian Friends of Chasidei Breslov, c/o Levinson, 84 Regina Ave.
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1V2, CANADA