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Two Luminaries

There are many similarities between Maimonides and the Alter Rebbe, the Founder of Chabad chasidism. They both issued decisions on Jewish law that guide all later generations.
Tevet 24, R. Schneur Zalman of Liadi (Alter Rebbe), Maimonides, Lubavitcher Rebbe
Two Luminaries
Disc 148, Program 591

Event Date: 24 Tevet 5741 - December 31, 1980

There are many similarities between Maimonides and the Alter Rebbe, the Founder of Chabad chasidism. They both issued decisions on Jewish law that guide all later generations.

Maimonides’ most well-known books are his Mishne Torah, a legal tome, and the Guide for the Perplexed, a philosophic work. The Alter Rebbe’s most well-known works are his Code of Jewish Law, and his Tanya, which compare to the formers two great works.

They both faced extreme opposition to their teachings, yet the opposition fell away. Eventually, their detractors became ardent disciples.

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