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R. DovBer, the Maggid of Mezeritch

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It was a cold, wintry day, and he suddenly found himself in unfamiliar territory. Freezing and scared, he continued to wander deep into the night.
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Los Angeles, 7 AM, at the curb, waiting for my Lyft.Lyft is a car service accessible by a mobile phone app. A jeep-thing pulls up, and I jump in. Doesn’t take long to realize this is no LA driver. We are weaving through traffic. We are being tough and mea...
Leading the delegation of ushpizin on the second day of Sukkot is Yitzchak our patriarch. Understanding the special qualities of 2nd day, and the connection to the chassidic ushpiz, the Maggid of Mezritch.
The liberation of the Alter Rebbe from czarist imprisonment
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How one student interpreted the master's teaching and made it accessible for others.
Ethics 4:1
His students used to wonder, “What is it that he listens for?” The only sound to be heard from the edge of the lake is the croaking of the frogs! Who wants to listen to that horrid sound!
1772
Rabbi DovBer, known as "The Maggid of Mezeritch", was the disciple of, and successor to, the founder of Chassidism, Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov. Rabbi DovBer led the Chassidic movement from 1761 until his passing on Kislev 19, 1772. Links: The Maggid's Pas...
Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Lubavitch, known as the Tzemach Tzedek, lived at a time when the Jews of the Russian Empire faced many anti-Semitic decrees at the hands of the czars.
Instead of answering the chassid's question, Rabbi DovBer dispatched him to the town of Zhitomir. "Go visit my disciple, Rabbi Zev" he said. "Only he can provide you with the answer you seek"
The thump of the bandit falling to the ground aroused the captive from his reverie. With the small amount of water he had, he managed to revive him from his faint.
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