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Chasidic Masters

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

Sins Becoming Merits
Even within transgressions, G-d is present.
Soul Redemption
The righteous specialize in redeeming captive souls
Captive Souls
Shedding the excess to free the imprisoned soul
Why Children Rebel
Moses argued with G-d over a particular commandment, and refused to transcribe it into the Torah!
Learning from the Enemy
Consider the parable of the prostitute in the Zohar.
The higher levels of the soul relay spiritual messages to the lower levels, which often don't get the message
Firstborn Rights
Why use a crude and offensive illustration to make the point that the firstborn son is entitled to a double portion of the inheritance?
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