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R. Hillel of Paritch

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R. Hillel of Paritch: Hillel of Malisov, born in Khometz, Russia in 1795. In his youth, he was a disciple and chassid of Rabbi Mordechai of Chernobyl, but was drawn toward Chabad chassidism by his study of Tanya and an encounter with Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi. In 1815 he began to travel regularly to Rabbi DovBer of Lubavitch and, after the latter's passing, was a chassid of Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Lubavitch. Rabbi Hillel served as rabbi in the towns of Paritch and Babroisk. He passed away in Kherson in 1864. Author of Pelach Harimon, a book of chassidic philosophy.
From his hiding place, Rabbi Hillel heard the rebbe enter the room. But before he could make a move, he heard Rabbi Schneur Zalman exclaim: “If a young man has a question regarding ‘Appraisals,’ he had best first evaluate himself!”
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