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R. Menachem Mendel of Vitebsk (Horodoker)

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Chassidic master Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Horodok (1730?-1788), also known as Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Vitebsk, was one of the leading disciples of the second leader of the Chassidic Movement, Rabbi DovBer of Mezeritch. Upon the latter's passing in 1772, ...
The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the lawgiver from his descendants, until the Moshiach comes . . . (49:10) Every soul possesses a spark of the soul of Moshiach —Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov After the passing of Rabbi DovBer of Mezeritch in 1772,...
“The boy isn’t at all what he seems. Don’t be fooled by superficiality."
The first Chassidic aliyah ("ascent" - immigration to the Holy Land), led by Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Vitebsk, Rabbi Abraham of Kalisk and Rabbi Yisroel of Polotzk, reached the Holy Land on Elul 5 of the year 5537 from creation (1777 CE). They were all di...
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