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Life to its Fullest in the Land of Israel

Jan 14, 2021Comments off

From its very inception, Chassidut was characterized by the longing for the Land of Israel. It began with the Ba’al Shem Tov’s attempts to reach

Rebbe Zusha of Anapoli: Sweet Words of Tora...

Jan 14, 2021Comments off

Rabbi Meshulam Zosil of Anapoli, better known as Rebbe Zusha, was a senior student of the Maggid of Mezritch. Brother of the renowned Rebbe Elimelech

The Secret of Happiness

Jan 13, 2021Comments off

“God’s secret is for those who fear Him” (Psalms 25:14). What is the secret that God reveals to those who fear Him? The phrase, “God’s

Q&A: I Want to be a Tzaddik

Jan 13, 2021Comments off

Q: Can anyone become a tzaddik (righteous individual)? A: On the one hand, “tzaddik” is a title given to very unique individuals. A tzaddik is someone who has completely

Synthesis of Good and Evil

Jan 07, 2021Comments off

“You created righteous people [tzaddikim], You created wicked people,” said Job to God. Job’s claim of lack of free choice for the individual (for if

The Alter Rebbe: How the Ba’al Shem Tov S...

Jan 06, 2021Comments off

The AlterRebbe (18 Elul 5505 [1745]—24 Tevet 5573 [1812] was the founder of Chabad and the author of the Shulchan Aruch Harav and the seminal

Your Special Mitzvah

Jan 06, 2021Comments off

The Alter Rebbe, the first Rebbe of Chabad, explains that although we are obligated to fulfill the commandments of the Torah, every Jew has one

Q&A: Excommunication?

Jan 06, 2021Comments off

Q: What is the meaning of karet? What does it mean for a soul to be “cut off?” A: The Alter Rebbe explains the meaning

“My Father, My Father”: The Personal Re...

Dec 30, 2020Comments off

A main innovation of Chassidut is the personal, inner and essential – even intimate – connection between a chassid and his rebbe. (As the Alter

Rebbe Yisrael Dov of Wilednik and Chabad

Dec 30, 2020Comments off

Rabbi Yisrael Dov Ber of Wilednik (Viledniki) was born circa 5548 (1787) to his father, Yosef, and his mother, Pearl-Guta. His father was a teacher