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R. Schneur Zalman of Liadi (Alter Rebbe)

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R. Schneur Zalman of Liadi (Alter Rebbe): 1745-1812, founder and first Rebbe of the Chabad branch of chassidism, known also as the "Alter Rebbe," “the Rav,” and as Baal HaTanya; lived in Li'ozna and Liadi, White Russia; author of Tanya, a classic text of the chassidic tradition, and Shulchan Aruch HaRav, a code of Jewish law
I. Early Years Rabbi Schneur Zalman was born on the 18th day of Elul (which is also the birthday of the Baal-Shem-Tov), in the year 5505 (1745), in the town of Liozna, province of Mohilev, in White Russia, which was part of Poland at that time. His parent...
abraham The 19th day of Kislev is the well-known "Day of Liberation" of Rabbi Schneur Zalman, founder of Chabad, and the forefather of the Schneerson dynasty of Chabad leaders, known as the Lubavitcher Rabbis. For teaching the Chasidic way of life, and es...
And G-d spoke suddenly to Moses, Aaron and Miriam…And He called to Aaron and Miriam… If there be a prophet among you, I G-d make Myself known to him in a vision, and speak to him in a dream. Not so is it with Moses my servant… Face to face I speak with hi...
The Torah portion of Nitzavim is always read on the Shabbos before Rosh HaShanah.See Likkutei Torah, Devarim, p. 44a. The reason for this is that every Shabbos is related to and encompasses the days of the coming week. Thus the phrase “You stand ‘today......
The Baal Shem Tov gave the following reason as to why we do not recite the blessing for the new month on the Shabbos preceding the beginning of the month of Tishrei as we do on the Shabbasos that precede all other new months: “The seventh month [of the fe...
The eighteenth day of Elul, or Chai Elul, marks the birthdate of both the Baal Shem Tov,In the year 5458 (1698). founder of the chassidic movement, and the Alter Rebbe,In the year 5505 (1745). founder of Chabad Chassidism. This day invariably falls either...
Chai Elul, the eighteenth day of Elul, is the birthday of two great luminaries, the Baal Shem Tov (b. 1698 [5458]) and the Alter Rebbe (b. 1745 [5505]), the founders of the chassidic movement in general and Chabad Chassidism respectively.Sefer HaSichos 57...
The Alter Rebbe, who passed away on the 24th of Teves, states that at the time of a tzaddik’s passing there ascends above “all of the tzaddik’s actions, his Torah, and the Divine service in which he engaged all the days of his life.”Iggeres HaKodesh, Epis...
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