Friday, December 18, 2015

Rabbi Chaim Kramer Speaking Dates in U.S.

Received by e-mail

Join Rabbi Chaim Kramer for special yartzeit gatherings commemorating the legacy of the Rebbe’s main disciple, Reb Noson z”l.

Monsey, NY
Sunday, December 20th, 2015
6 PM
Ohr Chaim Bet HaMedrash
18 Forshay Road, Monsey NY 10952

Lakewood, NJ
Monday, December 21st, 2015
7 PM 
Maariv, followed by special dinner program
978 River Ave. Lakewood, NJ 08701

Brooklyn, NY
Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
5:10 PM 
Maariv, followed by the program
2015 Avenue R, Brooklyn, NY

Long Island, NY
Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
8:30 PM
At the home of Shalom and Michelle Segelman
855 West Broadway, Woodmere, NY

Hot Buffet. All are welcome!

Queens, NY
Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015
8 PM
144-11 68th Drive, Flushing, NY
Light Refreshments.

Would you like to sponsor a local yartzeit event or to meet with Reb Chaim? 

Please contact us for more details. (

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Seudah Lechavod the Hilula of Reb Nosson ZT"L

Received by email:

There will iy"h be a seudah lechavod the Hilula of 

Reb Nosson ZT"L

This coming Monday night 
10 Teves
Maariv: 7:30 PM
5504 16th Ave
Borough Park

Those who can  be Mishtatef and help out with the cost of the Seudah
please reply c/o:

Or click on the "Donate" link below:
(You can use a credit card even if you do not have to have a PayPal account)

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Or donate via CHASE Quickpay

There will also be a credit card machine at the seudah.

For more information, please call either:

Reb Yitchok Alter Fish 917-577-0668

Reb Shlome Yitzchok Lichter 718-496-2810

Rav Kenig lighting the menorah

Monday, December 14, 2015

Rabbi Nachman's "Animated" Stories


Dear Friends of the Breslov Research Institute (BRI):
BRI and ARenu Productions, an animation studio in Israel, have teamed up to bring you Rabbi Nachman's Stories in an entirely new format: as exciting and entertaining 3D-animated films.
Rebbe Nachman’s tales can be read as simple fables, but they contain deeper allusions to human nature, the relationship between man and God, and the secrets of the world. Through the medium of animation, we will reach out to viewers of all ages and backgrounds, enriching their understanding and appreciation of the Rebbe’s wisdom.
Our first animated film is called “A Tale of Faith,” based onMaaseh MiBitachon. With its intriguing plot and surprising outcome, this story is both entertaining and enlightening, conveying a profound message of faith and trust in God.
In order to fund this project, we have decided to try something new: Kickstarter. This platform allows anyone, anywhere, to participate to the best of their ability. Together, we can truly fulfill the Talmudic dictum, “Whether a lot or a little, as long as the heart is turned to our Father in Heaven."
How can you help? 
First, click on the following link to view our presentation video:

Next, click on the button that says: "Back this Project"
Pick the level of support that you feel comfortable with, knowing that every little bit helps.
Lastly, spread the word! Share this link with your friends and family.
With your support and that of your friends and loved ones, everyone will be able to enjoy and benefit from wholesome entertainment, shining the light of Rebbe Nachman throughout the world.
Thank you and Happy Chanukah!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Rabbi Gottleib on Chanukah

We are pleased to announce that a booklet has been published presenting the thoughts of Rabbi Shlomo Aharon Halevi Gottlieb, shlit"a, one of the outstanding Breslov teachers of the generation, on Likutey Moharan II, 2 ("Yemei Chanukah"). Although Rabbi Gottlieb is American-born, he has lived in Eretz Yisrael for most of his life and the booklet is in Hebrew. For a free download, please click on the link below.

Rabbi Gottleib's father was the Sambor Rebbe of New York, zatzal, who was also a Breslover Chassid who lived on the Lower East Side of New York during his last years. 

Rabbi Gottlieb's main teachers in Breslov were Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Rosenfeld, zatzal, and subsequently Rabbi Gedalaiah Aharon Kenig, zatzal. 

חדש על המדף: קונטרס "להודות ולהלל" עיונים בתורה ב' תנינא ימי חנוכה - מהרה"ח ר' שלמה אהרן גוטליב שליט"א

להורדה לחצו על הקישור

Monday, December 7, 2015

Remazim on Chanukah

Received from our friend, Reb David Friedman

I thought of this on Shabbos. 

During Reb Nachman’s life, his Chassidim used to travel to him three times a year: Rosh Hashanah, Shabbos Chanukah and Shavuos. Today people travel to Uman on these three occasions also. This is hinted to in the following way:

It says כי נר מצוה ותורה אור ודרך חיים תוכחות מוסר (Mishlei, 6:23) -- "A mitzvah is a candle and Torah is light, and corrective rebuke is the path of life." The initial letters of נר מצוה ותורה אור ("A mitzvah is a candle and Torah is light") spell אומן ("Uman")

Rosh Hashanah is hinted to by the last letters of the phrase נר מצוה ותורה אור which are ר"ה, the first letters of   ("Rosh Hashanah") ראש השנה.

Shabbos Chanukah is hinted to by the verse itself. Rashi explains הרגיל בנר הויין ליה בנים תלמידי חכמים / One who regularly lights a candle will have sons who are Torah scholars (Shabbos 23b) by quoting כי נר מצוה ותורה אור and says that through the candles of Shabbos and Chanuka one brings the light of Torah. 

Also כ״ה כסלו (25 Kislev, which is when Chanukah begins) is numerically equal to "mitzvah"מצוה  

As for Shavuos, if you take the first letters of ודרך חיים תוכחות מוסר ("corrective rebuke is the path of life"), they are equal to חמשים יום which of course is Shavuos, the fiftieth day after we begin counting the Omer. 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Rabbi Abraham Sutton - December 7


Rabbi Sutton will be speaking in the Upper West Side on December 7 at 8:00 pm at the Townhouse of David and Dina Reis.

322 West 75 St, & Riverside Dr, NYC.

Suggested Donation $10.00