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The Development of the Chasidic Movement

Four Points of Radiance

Four Points of Radiance is a documentary film with a panel of university scholars that zeros in on the life and contribution of four towering personalities in the development of the Chassidic movement

Founder of the Chassidic Movement
What are the roots of the Chassidic movement? What was the personage of its founder, Rabbi Yisroel Ba’al Shem Tov? Presented is a dialogue with noted scholars and historians as they trace the birth of Chassidism.
Academics discuss the founder of Chabad
Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi founded Chabad Chassidism. He was imprisoned in czarist Russia in 1798 for his revolutionary ideals, and subsequently released. He is also known as “the Alter Rebbe.”
The Fifth Chabad Rebbe
Rabbi Sholom DovBer Schneersohn, fifth Chabad Rebbe, founded the Chabad yeshivah system in the town of Lubavitch in 1897; he is known as “the Rebbe Rashab.” 20 Cheshvan, 1860 - 2 Nissan, 1920.
Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneersohn, seventh Chabad Rebbe, assumed leadership of the movement in 1950; he is simply known as “the Rebbe.”