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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)
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
18 Elul, 5742 • September 6, 1982
The 18th of Elul is the birthday of two “great luminaries,” the Baal Shem Tov and the Alter Rebbe. From the moment of birth, a person’s mission begins. He becomes an active force in the lives of others, and day by day his ability to interact with the worl...
An online class in honor of the 18th of Elul
If we had to categorize Chassidism, what would it be: philosophy, psychology, religious system, moral code, Biblical commentary, Kabbalah, culture, all of the above, or none of the above?
A short insight from the teachings of the Baal Shem Tov
An interactive online discussion on the 18th of Elul
For millennia, these were secrets, only to be revealed to a select few. What changed that allowed the Baal Shem Tov to reveal them, and his student's disciple to open the floodgates?
The significance of birthdays and the 18th of Elul
The eighteenth of Elul, or Chai Elul, is a celebrated day on the Chabad calendar. It is the birthday of both the Baal Shem Tov, founder of the Chassidic movement, and the Alter Rebbe, founder of the Chabad movement. In this class we’ll analyze what is so ...
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