Monday, February 27, 2006

Parshas Terumah - Divre Torah from Breslov

Please click on the following links for divre Torah from Breslov on the weekly sedra:

Each week we will post a list of Breslov divre Torah on the Parsha and, starting next week, a list of mareh makmos in Likutey Moharan for learning on the weekly sedra.

Mazal Tov: to Menahem Symcha ben Shulamit on his Upsherin.

A Gute Vokh-

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Rabbi Chaim Kramer of BRI Coming to the United States

Rabbi Chaim Kramer, of the Breslov Research Institute, an important teacher, author, and publisher, will be coming to the United States during the last week of February and first week of March.

For information on when and where Rabbi Kramer will be speaking, please follow this link:

Monday, February 20, 2006

Divre Torah for Parshas Mishpatim

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Press Release From Breslov Research Institute - The Rabbi Rosenfeld Research Project

Received 2/16/06 from Breslov Research/D. Shapira - For Immediate Release:

The Rabbi Rosenfeld Research Project under the auspices of Breslov Research Institute, Jerusalem, is presently collecting personal memories, stories, pictures and momentos having to do with Rabbi Tzvi Aryeh Rosenfeld, z"l, for an upcoming biography. If you have any information that you think we will find interesting, please contact:

D. Shapiro
or phone
972-2-586-6837 (Israel Line)
410-690-4038 (American line).
Please say that it's in regards to the Rabbi Rosenfeld Research Project.

B'ezras Hashem I will be in the US after Pesach for interviews.


Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Photo Gallery Update

Please see the sidebar for the link to our new photo gallery. Much thanks to for building and hosting these pages.

The photo pages are still under construction and we hope to be adding dozens of photographs soon. Please check back often as the gallery will be updated daily.

Gut Shabbos!

HATZALA ALERT! A Family Desperately Needs Our Help...

We received this today from the Breslov Center in New York (see "Links" to the left for their website). Please Endeavor to help in this urgent cause:

Urgent--Life and Death,"Pekuach Nefesh," says Rav Firer
Tue, 14 Feb 2006

Malka Molly Yehudit bas Bracha is a 34 year old Tsfas mother of seven, five months pregnant, with a malignant lung growth. The family conferred with Rav Firer, a renowned rav and medical expert. He reviewed the doctor's findings and assessed that this is a "pekuach nefesh -- dachuf," live and death situation. The Rav of the Tsfas Breslov community, Rav Elazar Kenig, shlita, adds his personal haskamah / verification, that this is a matter of pekuach nefesh, life and death.
Please respond immediately. Address, e-mail ID, and phone number are enclosed below for urgent donations. Time is of the essence to save this woman's life. Rav Firer has stated that every day counts because the disease is in already in the woman's lymph nodes. Rav Firer advised that she should use only private doctors, because it will increase her chance of living and it will maximize the chances for her unborn baby to survive, if possible.
There is a medicine available that is suited to her needs. The results have been so good with other patients, that it is nicknamed "the lifesaver." Including this medicine in her treatment plan, Rav Firer tells the family that the treatment would cost around $4,000 a month in medical bills. Every shekel, every dollar helps.
This week, they are meeting with more specialists for second opinions. Especially critical right now is whether to try to save the unborn baby, without diminishing the mother's chances of survival.
I know that most of us are overstressed in giving tzedakah and ma'asar. Most of us already have targeted our most urgent causes, and have added to what is required until it already hurts. Pleas join me in pledging something monthly. It might be a reassessment of whom/what you are giving to. It might be giving up a "treat" of the few treats that we have left in our life, and that we well deserve, so that this young mother will live. For those of you who are into calculating your heshbon, accounting, in the heavens above, it will be very greatly rewarded.

The Erdstein family of Tsfas is the point of contact for this cause:

Batya (and Baruch) Erdstein
Tsfas phone number: 04 697 0243
International calls from US & Canada, dial 001 972 4 697 0243

Address for checks:
Make payable to: Itamar Reuveni
Mailing Address:c/o Erdstein Family

Rachov Yud Bet # 88
Old City

May we hear news of her speedy and full recovery,
Chana Besser
Tsfas, Israel

Friday, February 10, 2006

The Breslov Gallery

Please check this site regularly for updates about our extensive Breslov photo gallery. As it stands now, we have collected a vast array of photographs of tsaddikim, manhigim, places, people, and many other things that would interest our readers. This gallery promises to be the most extensive Breslov image gallery on the internet. We hope to have more information soon, so remember to check us often.

Gut Shabbos!

Update on Haside Breslev Online - Development

Gut Erev Shabbos!

As our site continues to take shape, we will try to notify our readers about changes, trends, etc. Here are some recent decisions regarding site content:

Lifecycle Events - Regular postings of the yahrzeits of tzaddikim, weddings, petiras, cholim tehillim lists, and other important lifecycle events. To notify us of a wedding, bris, etc., please send an e-mail to the editor.

Yotzei le-Ohr/Book Sellers - Announcements of newly published/re-issued Breslov books. Also, we are attempting to compile a list of Breslov booksellers in all English speaking countries. If you know of such a resource in your area, please send us an e-mail!

News - Notices of important events in the Breslov velt as well as the general chassidishe velt. We desperately need individuals in the various Breslov chaburas to volunteer as liaisons to keep our site informed of developments and news. Please note that this site is apolitical and unaffiliated with any particular chabura in Breslov. As such, inflammatory or derogatory information will be edited out at our discretion. In other words - NO LASHON HORA!

Uman, Uman, Rosh ha-Shanah! - Starting at the beginning of each summer our site will post up-to-date, must-know information about planning your trip to the holy kibbutz of Rebbe Nachman in Uman, Ukraine. Will will also run advertisements for numerous travel agencies in English speaking lands who would be able to assist you in planning this most important annual event.

Breslov Community Guide / Cooperation- We are also trying to compile a list of Breslov resources and contacts world wide. Included would be a list of regular shiurim in Rabbenu's seforim, a directory of Breslov shuls, and a list of online shiurim. Also, we would like to assemble a learn-by-phone chavrusa program. Another project of ours, and indeed one of the most important, is to develop a network of Akhsanoim who would be willing to provide accommodations for meshulachim and other traveling fundraisers from the Breslov communities in Erets Yisrael.

If you would like to assist in any of these endeavors, please contact the editor as soon as possible.

Remember to Daven with simcha! - Gut Shabbos.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Channukas Ha-Blog

With praise and hodaos to Ha-Shem Yisborakh, I am proud to send this first post to a new entity in Breslev cyberspace:

Haside Breslev Online
in the name of ha-Admo'r mi-Breslev, ha-Rav Nachman ben Faige za"l.

The purpose of this blog is to serve as an information and news service for the English speaking Breslev community.

As any Breslever knows, the overwhelming majorty of Breslev today is in the Holy Land. For those with an interest in Breslev living outside Erets Yisrael, it is vitally important to maintain a kesher with the doings and goings-on in the Breslev mainstream (if I may be permitted to describe it as such). Also, it is often difficult for those with a budding interest in Breslev to find guidance and direction in a hassidus whose unique derekh, structure, and varieties of expression can often confuse the novice.

Hopefully we can fulfill these needs. Please return soon for more posts and more information on how you or your organization can assist in this unique and important project.

With Blessings - Rabbi A. Bloomenstiel, Editor.