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Chassidism

Chassidism: (a) The movement within Judaism founded by Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov (1698-1760), stressing service of G-d through the mystical in addition to the legalistic dimension of Judaism, the power of joy, love of G-d and one's fellow, emotional involvement in prayer, finding G-dliness in every aspect of one's existence, and the elevation of the material universe; (b) the teachings and philosophy of this movement; see also Chabad

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Is Socialism Kosher? Proto-Socialist Resonances in Chassidic Thought Video
Is Socialism Kosher?
Chabad struggled bitterly against communism's aggressively secular ethos, but successive Rebbes indicated that socialism and Judaism are not entirely at odds. This lecture was in tribute to Professor Chimen Abramsky.
What Is Chassidut? Teachings from the core essence RankRankRankRankRankRank
The Baal Shem Tov’s teachings are like a diamond of many different facets, and yet it is one glistening essence. And from that essence comes life.
Chassidic Personalities Historical and biographical studies RankRankRankRankRankRank
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.
Other religions are based on a philosophy; their codes of conduct a direct consequence of their belief system. Judaism, however, is based on a Torah which is principally a book of rules. Jewish philosophy developed afterwards, and is based on the...
After many years as a member of the society of "hidden tzaddikim", living under the guise of an ignorant clay-digger, Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov was instructed by his masters to reveal himself and begin to publicly disseminate his teachings. This he did...
Man as Verb The truth about the Tanya RankRankRankRankRankRank
I'll let you in on a little surprise: Who says that yourself is the real you? Maybe the real you is not a subject, not an object, but a verb? Maybe the real you is to be found not in who you are but in those things you need to do?
What Is Chabad? Do-It-Yourself Judaism RankRankRankRankRankRank
Chabad is a cognitive approach that has faith in the divine spark within each of us, and empowers us to find that spark and fan its flames. Not through coercion, not through guilt or tirades from the pulpit, nor by promises of instant enlightenment does...
Parallel universes, supernatural phenomena, and a world where good always prevails. Is this Grimm's fairy tales, or a chassidic text?
A chassid is a mystic. A chassid is pious. A chassid is joyous. A chassid is selfless. A chassid is a revolutionary. What is the common denominator of all these traits? That a chassid lives life from the inside.
He screeched to a stop and turned to look back. He saw the edge of the cliff far behind him, and began to realize that he was in major trouble. He slowly looked down and only then, when it was clear to him that he was standing on thin air, did he fall...
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