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Rabbi Shneur Zalman was a direct descendant of the MaHaRaL of Prague. His great-grandfather later lived in a village in Posen
Despite all his knowledge, Shneur Zalman felt that he was missing an element of Jewish religious experience which could not be captured in the solitude of the four walls of his own study
In the company of rabbis of great renown, Shneur Zalman delved into the realm of the holy relations that unite G-d, Israel, the Torah and the world into one insoluble system of universal scope
Rabbi Shneur Zalman developed an approach that incorporated the enthusiasm of chassidus with intellectual rigor and scholarship
A Mother's Greatest Sacrifice (1792)
Devorah Leah’s Story
Breaking down in tears, Devorah Leah begged them, “I ask you to swear a serious oath that cannot be broken, that you will follow my request even if a human life is at stake.”
Opponents of Chassidus resorter to extreme measures, slandering Shneur Zalman to the Russian government
The life, teachings and works of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, founder of Chabad.