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The Roots of Chassidic Philosophy

How Chassidut Survived the Migration

From the shtetl to the modern era, Chassidism has remained relevant and enduring. This five part series sheds light into the historical and cultural backdrops against which its founders emerged and provides insights into three of its basic tenets.

The Roots of Chassidus (1)
Part 1 of 5
Definition of the terms Chassid and Chassidus, World Culture and lifestyle in the 1700s, Jewish life in the 1700s.
The Roots of Chassidus (2)
Part 2 of 5
Life of the Baal Shem Tov, the emergence of Chassidus, life the Maggid, the spreading of Chassidus.
The Roots of Chassidus (3)
Part 3 of 5
The life of R. Schneur Zalman of Liadi and the tenet in Chassidic philosophy to love a fellow Jew.
The Roots of Chassidus (4)
Part 4 of 5
Service of G-d through joy: being in constant awareness of G-d’s existence and providence.
The Roots of Chassidus (5)
Part 5 of 5
The mitzvah of praying, the mitzvah of Torah study and their Chassidic underpinnings