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Chassidic Personalities

Historical and biographical studies

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.

The Maggid of Mezeritch
A brief biography
The disciple of the Baal Shem Tov and the teacher of Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, the Maggid strengthed the Chassidism of his master, anchoring it firmly in Jewish thought and practice
The Tzemach Tzedek
Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneersohn of Lubavitch (1789-1866)
Branches of the Chassidic Menorah - Volume 1
Biographical Stories Based on the Essay Fathers of Chassidus by the Previos Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn נ"ע
The Chassidic Legacy
The Revolutionaries
"So why do you think Schneerson has his synagogue in a basement?" the old spy asked, tightening his wrinkled eyes. "The Schneersons don’t have money?"
Mr. Manchester
Personal letters from the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of blessed memory, to Mr. Zalmon Jaffe
15 Facts About Reb Zusha of Anipoli
Learn fascinating facts about Reb Zusha of Annipoli, who was one of the most beloved stars in the constellation of the third generation of Chassidic masters.
48 Wise and Deep Sayings of Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kotzk
Rabbi Menachem Mendel was a legendary, reclusive and acerbic leader of Polish Chassidic Jewry.