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After his liberation from Czarist prison on the 19th of Kislev, 1798, the Alter Rebbe recounted that the souls of his masters, the Baal Shem Tov and Maggid of Mezritch, had visited him in prison, explaining that his ordeal on earth was the result of a dec...
The eighteenth of Elul marks the birth of two leaders that revolutionized the Jewish world. The Baal Shem Tov, founder of the Chasidic movement, and the Alter Rebbe, founder of Chabad. Yet if their teachings are so vital, why did they come so late in Jewi...
December 13, 1965 · 19 Kislev, 5726
Chassidic philosophy's four contributions to the Jewish way of life.
There are many explanations given to define the contribution of Chassidism.
The Previous Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak, compared chassidic teachings to pearls and coal. Pearls, he explained, are found in the depths of the sea, while coal is found deep in the earth.
Discover the revolutionary idea Chassidus introduces regarding G-d’s relationship with us that changes the whole picture. Every Rosh Chodesh an offering was brought in the Temple on behalf of G-d who requests of us to bring atonement on His behalf! This c...
Learning the Chasidic discourse “Inyanah shel Toras HaChasidus”
Study the Rebbe’s foundational essay on “what is chassidus”, titled “Inyanah shel Toras HaChassidus”, which explores the underlying contribution of Chassidus in relation to the soul, the Torah and divine reality. Learn this chasidic masterpiece with Rabbi...
The case for exploring human nature and identity through the lens of the Chassidic masters
The Chassidic masters were revolutionaries of their time. Breathing new life into a world that was still reeling from the pogroms and expulsions of the middle ages, they set Jewish thought on a new course. In this last installment of the Rebbe's Teachings...
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