History of the Chassidim:Famous Personalities


The history of the chassidim goes hand-in-hand with the history of Toras HaChassidus. In every generation, Chassidus gave rise to individuals who were unique among chassidim in devoting their whole being heart, soul, and material resources to Toras HaChassidus and the chassidic style of avodah. Because of this, their names are remembered with praise and renown, and have been recorded permanently by succeeding generations.

Many chassidim achieved fame even outside the circles of Chabad Chassidus. Others were known during their lifetimes only among their fellow chassidim, and we have had to expend much time and effort in order to gather the research material needed for a proper review of the stories of these unique personalities.

The editorial board of HaTamim intends to spare no effort in gathering the materials needed to produce this section on “Life Stories of Famous Personalities.” We look forward to contributions of material by elder members of our society and by students of Tomchei Temimim. We appeal for your assistance, so that we may raise the subject of the history of the Chabad Chassidim to the high level it so rightfully deserves.

HaTamim, Issue No. 1, p 35a, 12-13 Tammuz 5695