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Breslov is a branch of Hasidic Judaism founded by Rebbe Nachman of Breslov.

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What is the name of this specific religious clothing?

https://images.app.goo.gl/jpzyD7G19SnwTdKx6 Specifically the one with the stripes thats kind of like pajamas/robe
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Is there a specific reason for why the Breslov never adopted a new head Rabbi after the death of Rabbi Nachman?

I've read that the Breslov haven't had a head Rebbe of the movement since Rebbe Nachman passed away. I was curious if there was a specific reason for why a new leader was never chosen and if there has ...
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Is it possible to enter Adam Kadmon and retain your individuality?

The Breslov Center has Pirkei Avos in English with commentary from Rabbi Noson and Rabbi Nachman. In the very first section it says the whole purpose of this world is to enable us to make a Yechida ...
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A man leaving his wife and children to go to Uman

Another question deals with why people go to Uman (here). Although, the relevance of Uman on Rosh HaShana is directly relevant to Breslov Hassidim, the practice of going to Uman has extended somewhat ...
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Do mainstream sects of Judaism accept the teachings of likutei mohoran?

I know that there’s a bit of controversy regarding the teachings of Breslov and Likutei Mohoran. I was wondering if there are mainstream sects of other parts of Judaism that do accept it and if there ...
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Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman

What is the background of the "Na Nach" movement within the greater Breslav chasidus? Are they accepted within mainstream Breslav? Is their belief system (something to do with finding a note ...
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Sell a Sefer Torah to buy Likutay Moharan?

I have heard on several occasions that Nachman of Breslov states that Likutay Moharan is such an important work that one must even sell a Torah scroll in order to purchase it. Does anyone have the ...
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Rebbe Nachman of Breslov - "science tells you how, Torah tells you why". Anyone have a source for this?

Heard here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gag_myt1hWw Is this quotation correct? If so, where is the source? Thank you.
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How our thoughts influence others -- seeking source from Lekutei Maharan

I once came across a quote from Likutei Maharan (or maybe the back section, Likutei Tanina) that spelled out very clearly that, when we have positive thoughts towards other people, no matter how far ...
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How to use the Tikkun HaKlali?

Not too long ago I bumped onto a video on YouTube by user Shaarei Binah entitled “Tikkun HaKlali General Rectification of the Soul with Kavvanot”. I was looking at the video itself, in the description ...
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Is there a Sipurey Maasiyos with very good explanations

Is there a good version of Sipurey Maasiyos by Rabbi Nachman of Breslov with excellent commentary, in English or in Hebrew?
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Is the moon a mirror?

I learned a text of Rabbi Nachman that he explained that the moon is a like a mirror. He answered to the Apikorsim that believed there was human on moon. He then laughed at them telling them "The ...
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Emunah and failures?

Rav Arush in the Garden of Emunah apparently has a concept that failures are from Hashem see here : Before making a mistake, a person has apparent free choice not to make a mistake. But, after the ...
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Time as a Spiral

@PixelArtDragon asked what rabbi originated the idea that time is a spiral. @PixelArtDragon said that the earliest they've found is Rav Natan Breslov who lived from 1780-1844 - can anyone locate that ...
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Where does Breslov teach about Rosh Hashanah?

I'm looking to learn what R. Nachman of Breslov taught about Rosh Hashanah? Is there anything in Likutei Moharan? If so can you direct me to the Siman? I'm not exclusively looking for anything about ...
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Movie about Tales of Rabbi Nachman

I'm looking for the complete movie related to the trailer that is in this video: https://youtu.be/qnWAQdxDS-k . Do you know where I can buy a copy of this full movie? Warning: I have already emailed ...
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Rebbe Nachman and learning Mussar

At the end of the Noam Elimelech, R' Elimelech has "Hanhagos Ha'adam". In it, he writes that one should spend spend time every day learning sifrei mussar: ד. ויעסוק באימה וביראה באיזה ספרי מוסר ...
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"The Sophisticate and the Simpleton" story by Rabbi Nachman- where is the earliest mention of "the Devil" in Jewish Literature?

In his story The Sophisticate and the Simpleton Rabbi Nachman mentions the Devil (Source from Wikisource) Meanwhile someone came and said, "The Devil [Yid. Toivl, Heb. Azazel] has sent for you [...
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From where does Rabbi Nachman know that King David's Lyre possessed 5 strings?

In Likutei Moharan 1:8:2 Rabbi Nachman says: (Source From Sefaria.org) כי כנור של דוד היה של חמש נימין, כנגד חמשה חמשי תורה [King] David's Lyre had 5 strings, corresponding to the 5 books of the ...
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Fact check: Where in the Likutei Moharan does Rabbi Nachman talk about the Noam Elimelech?

When reading this article about the Noam Elimelech my curiosity was piqued after reading this line: Rabbi Nachman of Breslov says in his book, “Likutei Moharan,” that: “The level of holiness of the ...
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Hitbodedut- Permissable? Reccomended? [closed]

What are the main opinions regarding hitbodedut? I strongly recall being taught we're not supposed to bother Hashem more than three times a day, though I can't find an actual prohibition anywhere.
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Is Vidui before a Talmid Chacham permitted? (based on Breslov/Likutei Mohoran)

In Likutei Mohoran Torah 4, it explains about the process of confession before a Talmid Chacham and how that it a significant process. How does that fit in with what is recorded in the Talmud/Rambam ...
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Rebbe Nachman - quote on the power of dancing and clapping

I seem to remember reading somewhere in Chayei Moharan where Rebbe Nachman of Breslov said: "Had I known the power of dancing and clapping, I would not have fasted so much in my youth." Does ...
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How does the Breslov philosophy of serving Hashem with love and joy coexist with the traditional Jewish idea of fearing Hashem?

Fearing Hashem has traditionally been spoken of as a central tenet in pious Judaism. One who fears Hashem is showing respect for Hashem and is more likely to live a pious life and not step out of ...
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How could Rebbe Nachman (seemingly) go against the Shulchan Aruch?

Shulchan Aruch, Orach HaChaim, Siman 90, Seif 5 לֹא יִתְפַּלֵּל בְּמָקוֹם פָּרוּץ כְּמוֹ בְּשָׂדֶה, מִפְּנֵי שֶׁכְּשֶׁהוּא בִּמְקוֹם צְנִיעוּת חָלָה עָלָיו אֵימַת מֶלֶךְ, וְלִבּוֹ נִשְׁבָּר. ...
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Who is Rebbe Nachman referring to when he mentions "Sheid Yehudi" (Likutei Moharan 12)

The concept of the 1שד יהודי is introduced by Rebbe Nachman in Likutei Moharan 12:1 (Source from Sefaria.org) מַה שֶּׁאָנוּ רוֹאִים, שֶׁעַל־פִּי הָרֹב הַלּוֹמְדִים חוֹלְקִים עַל הַצַּדִּיקִים, ...
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Specific Breslov Nusach

I understand that traditionally Breslov has not taken Nusach HaTefillah as seriously as other Chassidic groups when it comes to identifying the Sha'ar HaKollel. Although most Breslovers daven Nusach ...
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Rabbi Nachman on connecting to Tzaddikim and Tefillah

Rabbi Nachman M'Breslov in Likutei Moharan (2:6) writes: (Source from Sefaria.org) (Partial Quote) וְצָרִיךְ כָּל אֶחָד לְכַוֵּן בִּתְפִלָּתוֹ, שֶׁיְּקַשֵּׁר עַצְמוֹ לַצַּדִּיקִים שֶׁבַּדּוֹר, כִּי ...
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Source for Rebbi Nachman's statement about the Tanaaim and Amoraim

Towards the end of torah 10 (section 1) in likutei moharan Rebbi Nachman makes a statement pairing the tanaaim with the legs and amoraim with the hands, "תַּנָּאִים בַּשּׁוֹקַיִן וְאָמוֹרָאִים ...
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Story about Nachman of Breslov on the holiness of Eretz Yisrael

I heard a story (I think it was recorded by Reb Noson) about either a Shabbes of Yomtov when Rabbi Nachman of Breslov was sick, and many students came to visit him. He was too weak to deliver an ...
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What is the source for the tying of Breslov Tzitzis? [closed]

I recently saw a tzitzis tying method I had never seen before - apparently, according to Ben's Tallit Shop, this method is one of the various methods of Breslov tzitzis tying. I understand Breslov ...
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Does anyone agree with Rebbe Nachman that the Tikkun HaKlali is a teshuvah for all sins?

Rebbe Nachman of Breslov Zt"l apparently recommended reciting a series of ten psalms--plus several interpolated prayers--as a teshuvah for any sin, and particularly the questionable sin of involuntary ...
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By beautifying a wife to her husband you cause separation?

Rabbi Nachman (Ben Faiga of Breslov) is quoted (see source below) as saying that by beautifying a wife to her husband you are causing them to separate. How is one to understand this? My guess: If I ...
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Sefer HaMiddot - Has anyone successfully sourced each aphorism?

Sefer HaMiddot A.K.A. Aleph-Bet Book (Sefer Ha-Alef Bet, Book of Traits), was Rebbe Nachman’s first work, a collection of aphorisms on the various character traits, positive and negative, as well as ...
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How To Prevent Eyes from wondering [duplicate]

My name is Ariel and I am converting to Judaism. I am converting with Chabad (I am aware Chabad does not have any beys dins), and Bezrat Hashem I will be wearing a Black Fedora very soon. However, I ...
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Should lust for one's wife be curbed?

According to Judaism illicit relations are forbidden. I always thought that the way one can control his lustful desires is by marrying. In the Garden of Peace, Rabbi Shalom Arush says that a man ...
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Reading Lubavitch or Breslov seforim [closed]

If one is not Lubavitch or Breslov is it correct to read their seforim?
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Tishrei Pilgrimage

Thousands of Breslovers go to Uman for Tishrei, and thousands of Lubavitchers go to Crown Heights for Tishrei. I'm curious if there's (nowadays) any other 'mass pilgrimages' among any other Jewish ...
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Why do some Breslov chasiddim have the custom to wear white yamalkas?

Many Jews tend to wear black yamalkas and that seems to be the widespread custom among Yeshivish, Modern Orthodox, Chasidic and Haredi Jews. It seems that Breslover Chassidim have the custom to wear ...
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Digital text versions of Breslov sefarim

I've come across some of the many different PDFs available of Breslov sefarim on BreslovBooks.com, but I was wondering if there were versions available in plain text format so as to be able to copy ...
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What's the purpose of the nachman song?

Na nach nachma nachman meuman is how the song goes. Is there a meaning behind the song other than than Nachman is from Uman? What is reason given for singing this song? Why do some feel such a strong ...
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Misquotes from Rebbi Nachman?

I cannot find two famous saying attributed to Rebbi Nachman of Breslov. The whole world is a very narrow bridge... It is a great mitzvah to be happy constantly Instead I have found A man must ...
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Does anyone have the preceding declaration before Tikkun HaKlali?

I know the specific Tehillim to recite for Tikkun HaKlali, but I'm looking for the Hebrew text (with nikkudos) of the declaration before and Reb Noson's prayer that follows the Tehillim. Is this ...
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Uman for Rosh Hashanah?

Why do people leave Eretz Yisroel to go to Uman for Rosh Hashanah? (It seems to me like leaving America for July Fourth.) In general what is the reason people go: is it Just a festival in the ...
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Baal Teshuva -- Interested in both Chabad and Breslov, now what?

I became a baal tshuva quite some time ago through the "yeshivish" derech, but for the last number of years have been becoming less and less religious, and losing enthusiasm and interest in Judaism. ...
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