The opposition to true tzaddikim

Why The Tzaddik of the Generation Must Always Have Opposition

Parshat Ki Tisa: The Tzaddik of the Generation Must Always have opposition Shemot 32:1 “The people saw that Moshe had delayed in descending the mountain.”  (Based on the writings of Rabbi Natan of Breslov in...
Ahashverosh's dinner

The problem with Ahashverosh’s big gala dinner in Shushan

Why Ahashverosh's big gala dinner was so bad for the Jews In Babylon, Am Yisrael stumbled twice: Firstly, they had relationship with non-Jewish women, and secondly, they ate at the festive meal of that evil-doer...
holy vs forbidden

What makes something ‘holy’ and something else ‘forbidden’?

What's the difference between something that's 'holy' and something that's 'forbidden'? It’s crucial to understand that the enjoyments that we get from the side of tumah and spiritual impurity also contain Divine light, and that...
Exile in Babylonia

Why did the Jews have to go into exile in Babylonia?

Why did the Babylonian exile have to happen? The Bablyonian exile occurred in order to fix an absence of true fear of, and love for, Hashem. Am Yisrael repeatedly stumbled with this throughout the whole...
Eight millenia

The light of Purim and the eighth millenia

Purim's light actually comes from the 8th millenia Chazal teach us that all the Jewish festivals will be nullified, save for the holiday of Purim. This is extremely difficult to understand. How can it be...
Parshat Mishpatim: The important role of clothes

Parshat Tetzavah: Clothes maketh the man

Parshat Tetzaveh: What your clothes really say about you Based on the writings of Rav Natan of Breslov. Shemot 28:30: “Aharon shall bear over his heart the   judgment of the Children of Israel.” Throughout the ages,...
Running after the spiritual truth

Always Running After the Spiritual Truth

Running After the Truth When someone hears a Torah lesson that really speaks to them on the soul level, and that really seems to connect to them and their life and their experiences, they immediately...
Dancing cures depression

Dancing really does cure depression – Guest post by Rivka Levy

Rabbenu was right: dancing really does help to cure depression A little while back, Rav Ofer explained that there is a Breslov tradition that dancing for eight minutes a day - lifting our legs off...
Have a Good Eyevideo

WATCH: Rav Ofer Erez Having A Good Eye Through Everything In Life

Having A "Good Eye" Through Everything In Our Life There is always a hidden light and goodness in everything that we experience in our daily lives. In this clip, Rav Ofer Erez gives us some insight...
Why we all need the Tree of life

The Tree of Life

How the 'Tree of Life' can help us In Rebbe Nachman’s story ‘The Cripple’, there are many references to a very special, unique tree that provides all types of healing and bounty to the world...