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R. Schneur Zalman of Liadi (Alter Rebbe)

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Other religions are based on a philosophy; their codes of conduct a direct consequence of their belief system. Judaism, however, is based on a Torah which is principally a book of rules. Jewish philosophy developed afterwards, and is based on the interpre...
Rabbi Schneur Zalman’s Niggun
A melody, niggun, composed by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, the first Chabad rebbe. The song has four stanzas, corresponding to the four spiritual worlds, Atzilut, Beriah, Yetzirah, and Asiyah. Each stanza is intended to elevate the singer and listener t...
She scoured and polished the coins till they sparkled, and with a heartfelt prayer that their fortune should also begin to shine, she packed up the coins and gave them to Gavriel to bring to the Rebbe...
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This is what man is all about; this is the purpose of his creation and of the creation of all the worlds, sublime and lowly -- to make for G-d a dwelling in the physical world ... A little bit of light dispels a lot of darkness ...
"If you are truly a Rebbe," said the chassid, "then no harm will befall you. And if you are not--you deserve it!"
Rabbi J.B. Soloveitchik's "The Lonely Man of Faith", and the famous chapter 32 of the Tanya of Rabbi Shcneur Zalman of Liadi. To state the contrast is not to formulate an opposition; simply to open another gate...
“Fire consumes fire,” said the Rebbe. “The ‘fiery law’ of Torah will consume the fever induced by the frost . . .”
The 18th of Elul commemorates the birth of the Baal Shem Tov and Rabbi Shneur Zalman, both pioneers in revealing the secrets of the Kabbalah, which brought a new life and energy to Judaism.
Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi
Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Ladi “The Alter Rebbe” 5505 - 5573 1745 - 1813 “An animal that wears a haltar can go out with it on Shabbos ....” There are many stories of the wonderful things which the Baal Shem Tov did, helping and encouraging Jews in their tim...
“In the human being,” explained Rabbi Schneur Zalman, “there are ‘rich’ organs, such as the mind and heart, and ‘poor’ organs, like the stomach. I refuse to remain in a city where they torture the poor!”
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