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The disciple of the Baal Shem Tov and the teacher of Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, the Maggid strengthed the Chassidism of his master, anchoring it firmly in Jewish thought and practice

Rabbi Dovber, the "Maggid of Mezeritch" (?-1772)

Rabbi Dovber, the "Maggid of Mezeritch" (?-1772)

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Rabbi Dovber, known as the Maggid, was a disciple of the Baal Shem Tov and the teacher of Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi. He strengthed the Chassidism of his master, anchoring it firmly in Jewish thought and practice.

The Maggid felt that he was but a sojourner on earth and his earthly dwelling was not his "home"
Rabbi Dovber, the assiduous type, to whom every moment was precious, regretted having come to see the Besht and having wasted so much time
Under Rabbi Dovber's leadership, Chassidism struck its roots deeply and widely. The seeds which had been planted in Mezibush grew in Meseritch
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