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Discover the famous – and some of the not-so-famous – chassidic personalities of the past three centuries. Learn how chassidism, and Chabad chassidism in particular, developed and became a monumental force in world Jewry.

Chassidic Personalities

Chassidic Personalities

Historical and biographical studies

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Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov (1698-1760), Founder of the Chassidic Movement
Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneersohn of Lubavitch (1789-1866)
Biographical Stories Based on the Essay Fathers of Chassidus by the Previos Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn נ"ע
"So why do you think Schneerson has his synagogue in a basement?" the old spy asked, tightening his wrinkled eyes. "The Schneersons don’t have money?"
Personal letters from the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of blessed memory, to Mr. Zalmon Jaffe
A Pioneer of Chabad in the U.S.
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