Tzvi Freeman is a senior editor at Chabad.org. He is also the author of two volumes of Bringing Heaven Down to Earth -- collections of meditations based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe -- as well as numerous articles and essays on Jewish mysticism, philosophy and practice. He also writes Chabad.org's widely acclaimed Daily Dose of Wisdom, mailed daily to tens of thousands of subscribers. Subscribe to regular updates of Rabbi Freeman's writing with the Freeman Files subscription.
The significance of birthdays and the 18th of Elul
By Tzvi Freeman
The eighteenth of Elul, or Chai Elul, is a celebrated day on the Chabad calendar. It is the birthday of both the Baal Shem Tov, founder of the Chassidic movement, and the Alter Rebbe, founder of the Chabad movement. In this class we’ll analyze what is so ...