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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 Baal Shem Tov
Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov (1698-1760), Founder of the Chassidic Movement
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
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