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Elul 18: (“the 18th of the month of Elul”); chassidic festival marking the birthday of the Baal Shem Tov (1698) and the Alter Rebbe (1745)
Birth of a movement
"Chai Elul" - the 18th day of the month of Elul - is the birthday, in 1648, of the founder of Chassidism, Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov. It is also the day on which his " spiritual grandson," the founder of Chabad, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, was born, in...
The Baal Shem Tov, birthdays & real life
What does it mean to be a living being? How does that apply to the mission I’ve been assigned in life?
Celebrating the birth of the Chassidic movement
The 18th day of the month of Elul marks the birth of the Baal Shem Tov, the founder of the Chassidic movement, in 1698, and the birth of the Alter Rebbe, the founder of Chabad, in 1745. Join Rabbi Moishe New in Montreal for a Chassidic gathering in honor ...
An online class in honor of Chai Elul
The class will air Wednesday, September 21st at 8pm ET. This class is presented in partnership with the Jewish Learning Network
How the 18th of Elul enlivens a somber month
Spiritually, we must internalize the balanced discernment of the mountain climber—simultaneously contented at seeing how far we’ve come and tenaciously eyeing the next mountain we must scale.
A culture of emotional comatoseness and lethargy plagued Jewish living, until the Baal Shem Tov inspired a mass “re-Jew-venation.”
This past week, on the 18th of Elul, we marked the birthdays of two pioneers who devoted their lives to campaigning against negative campaigning...
An in depth presentation of Chassidic teachings on the weekly Parshah.
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