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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)
1734
After many years as a member of the society of "hidden tzaddikim", living under the guise of an ignorant clay-digger, Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov was instructed by his masters to reveal himself and begin to publicly disseminate his teachings. This he did o...
1698
Elul 18 is the birthday of Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov, the founder of Chassidism Rabbi Israel was born in a small town in Ukraine in 1698. His father, Rabbi Eliezer, who was a member of the secret society of "hidden tzaddikim," passed away when ...
Baal Shem Tov born (1698). Chassidic Movement founded (1734). After many years as a member of the society of "hidden tzaddikim", living under the guise of an ignorant clay-digger, Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov was instructed by his masters to reveal himself ...
1745
Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1745-1812), founder of the "Chabad" branch of Chassidism, was born on Elul 18 of the year 5505 from creation -- the 47th birthday of his "spiritual grandfather", Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov (Rabbi Schneur Zalman was the disci...
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