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Chasidic Masters

Inspirational insights from the Baal Shem Tov and Hasidic leaders of succeeding generations

Real Angels
Jacob's desire was to make peace with Esau, not to conquer him
Cosmic Rendezvous
It is nature of Jacob which has the power to unite Chaos with Rectification
Jewish Wrestling
The struggle between Jacob and a mysterious angel symbolizes the struggle between Good and Evil.
The Dust of History
The mysterious wrestling episode is fraught with cryptic implications and intonations.
The Ox and the Donkey
According to one opinion, the angel appeared as an idol worshipper; according to another, it appeared as a Talmudic scholar.
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