Rabbi Dovber, known as the Maggid of Mezritch, was a disciple of the Baal Shem Tov and the teacher of Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi. He strengthed the Chassidism of his master, anchoring it firmly in Jewish thought and practice.

Like his predecessor, the Maggid preached that the love of your fellow Jew (ahavat Yisrael) is the key to true love of G‑d. A stabilizing force to his followers, the Maggid directing their energies towards achieving the ideal combination of emotional excitement and intellectual restraint in serving G‑d. Read More