This Thursday: Breslov Class In Brooklyn with Rabbi Chaim Kramer

p-110-fireandwatersmallThis Thursday Evening (Jan. 5)—In Brooklyn, NY
You’re Invited to a Breslov Class for Women 
Join BRI’s founder, Rabbi Chaim Kramer, author of “Through Fire and Water: The Life of Reb Noson” as he discusses the passionately dedicated life Rebbe Nachman’s main disciple. Reb Noson authored important Chassidic works including Likutey Halachot, Likutey Tefillot (published in English as The 50th Gate), and more. This talk is in honor of his yartzeit, the 10th of Tevet.
Come be inspired!
Thursday, Jan. 5, 7:30 PM
Location: The Hertzig Family residence, 1501 59th St., Boro Park, Brooklyn

Chanukah Video (Healing Dance Of Body & Soul)

Did you know your head is a menorah?

Your intellectual power is the oil and your 2 eyes, 2 ears, 2 nostrils, and mouth are the 7 lamps. When you sanctify the 7 lamps of your menorah, you radiate light.

The Biur HaLikutim explains that when a person awakens herself to spirituality and sanctifies her physical senses and functions, she opens herself up to Divine grace and flow, bringing herself to a higher form of spiritual awareness and intellect.

The face of any menorah, including yours, shines in proportion to the amount of light its lamps radiate.

This video class  is based on the teachings of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov and Anatomy of the Soul by Chaim Kramer.

<p><a href=”″>THE HEALING DANCE OF BODY AND SOUL, PART II – Class 5</a> from <a href=””>Breslov Research Institute</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Your Thoughts And The Power Of Hisbodedus

downloadThere is a school of thought.

It teaches that the way you think is organic and fluid. It arises from your intellect, life experiences, emotions and feelings.

It teaches that the main way we are able to profoundly change our thoughts is either from a steady diet of outside influence (brainwashing as from a cult, intense propaganda, life-long “education”) or relentless inner work which can be repressive and rigid—and stifles the freedom to be yourself.

It teaches that it is difficult  to change our thoughts and says most of us shouldn’t even try.

It teaches that our thoughts (especially those we feel to be dominated by our feelings, more on this later) reflect who we are—indeed,  they are our unshiftable permanent essence. We must simply accept this, says this school of thought.

After all, everything’s good, everything’s relative, no one thought, idea, or way of thinking or belief is better than another—we’re just fine the way we are.

Really? Then why are so many people so unhappy? Continue reading Your Thoughts And The Power Of Hisbodedus

The Menorah With Seven Lights

img_6855Tonight at 8:00 pm (EST), join me at for The Healing Dance of Body and Soul. Tonight we’ll discuss Rebbe Nachman of Breslov’s teachings on the menorah of the face.

(This is a make-up class from last week.)



Tonight’s Live Class & Video Archives

pexels-photo-largeJoin me tonight at 8 pm (EST) for The Healing Dance of Body and Soul, Part II, Lesson 4 (no prior classes necessary to join.) We’ll be discussing Hair, A Place for Understanding, and More, at For women only.

Last Monday’s class we spoke about Thought, Imagination, and other topics based on the teachings of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov via Anatomy of the Soul by Chaim Kramer (Breslov Research Institute) view video.



THE HEALING DANCE OF BODY AND SOUL, PART II – 3 from Breslov Research Institute on Vimeo.

The 13 Attributes Of Mercy-BreslovCampus Video Class


This video class on our spiritual anatomy offers a practical, hands-on approach to elevating our interpersonal relationships and inner-emotional lives based on the wisdom of Chassidus.

We discuss four of the Kabbalistic sefiros from a psycho-spiritual perspective and talk about the importance of rectifying our own free will, as well as finding alignment with Hashem’s Will. Rabbi Moshe Cordovero explains that by emulating and applying the 13 Attributes of Mercy to our own personal lives, we bringing healing to our soul, and insight into past, present and future.

The main text this course is based on is Anatomy of the Soul by Chaim Kramer, published by the Breslov Research Institute. This class is for women only.

THE HEALING DANCE OF BODY AND SOUL, PART II – Class 2 from Breslov Research Institute on Vimeo.

Heart Two: The Doctor’s Pulse

heart-love-romance-valentineA renowned doctor, an award winning professor of medicine, was in residence for a few months at the castle. There he examined and treated the countess and other members of the noble family.

One day at tea, the countess said, “We have a local Jewish healer right here in Mezhibuzh, a righteous man whose medical expertise is indisputable.”

The doctor hid his sneer behind his handkerchief. “Oh, I’d love to meet him.” So, the countess sent for the Baal Shem Tov right away. Continue reading Heart Two: The Doctor’s Pulse