Category Archives: My Favorite Rebbe Nachman Story

Posts about Sippurey Maasios, the Stories of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

The Water Castle, Body & Soul: Video

p-329-watercastleThe Healing Dance of Body & Soul at BreslovCampus.org

In this class we discuss the Water Castle, the pulse, and the psychospiritual message in Rebbe Nachman’s famous story-within-a-story.

Recommended reading: The Water Castle (with Reb Noson’s Commentary) Compiled and anotated by Dovid Sears.

THE HEALING DANCE OF BODY AND SOUL, PART III – Class 4 from Breslov Research Institute on Vimeo.

Class 4, Semester 3 with Chaya Rivka Zwolinski

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

My Favorite Rebbe Nachman Story: The Sophisticate & The Simpleton

Leon Kroll Rondout NY 1920One of the biggest obstacles in the search for truth is other people, especially those who make fun of religion with sophisticated jokes… –The Advice Book

My current favorite Breslov tale is The Sophisticate and the Simpleton.(My favorite tale of Rebbe Nachman’s is always the one I’m reading at the moment.)

It’s easy to find parallel themes in the lessons in Likutey Moharan and the Rebbe’s stories. In class and b’chavrusa, we’ve been discussing how to have authentic, positive relationships. Especially with one’s self. The discussions are based on the quintessential Breslov teaching, lesson 282 in Likutey Moharan, known as Azamra.

At the end of the Azamra talk, we’ve been reading aloud from The Sophisticate and the Simpleton. This important yet humorous  story offers a fascinating counterpoint and commentary on some of the themes of Azamra.

The Sophisticate

The Sophisticate is an expert in business, philosophy, and medicine. Continue reading My Favorite Rebbe Nachman Story: The Sophisticate & The Simpleton