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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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The Baal Shem Tov
Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov (1698-1760), Founder of the Chassidic Movement
Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi
Founder of Chabad
Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev
The Spiritual Defender of the Jewish Nation
Rabbi Shmuel of Lubavitch
The "Rebbe Maharash"
Rabbi Sholom DovBer Schneersohn
The “Rebbe Rashab”
Special Days on the Chassidic Calendar
The Rebbes
Branches of the Chassidic Menorah - Volume 1
Biographical Stories Based on the Essay Fathers of Chassidus by the Previos Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn נ"ע
Branches of the Chassidic Menorah - Volume 2
The Chassidic Legacy
The Making of Chassidim
A Letter Written by the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn
The Rebbe’s Prison Diary
A Prince in Prison
The Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Account of His Incarceration in Stalinist Russia in 1927
Rebbetzin Chana Schneerson
A brief biography
This concise biography of Rebbetzin Chana Schneerson, mother of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson gives a glimpse of her remarkable legacy. The Rebbetzin’s story is told through fascinating text, historic pictures, and handwritten letters.
Memoirs of Rebbetzin Chana
The Man and the Century
A Timeline Biography of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson
A brief biography
The Revolutionaries
"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?"
The Man Who Mocked The KGB
My Encounter with the Rebbe
Personal Journals of Zalmon Jaffe's Visits to the Lubavitcher Rebbe
Mr. Manchester
Personal letters from the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of blessed memory, to Mr. Zalmon Jaffe