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One of the most famous figures in the Chassidic world is Rabbi Elimelech of Lizensk, who is also sometimes referred to by the name of the book he authored, Noam Elimelech. Rabbi Elimelech―together with his older brother, Rabbi Zushe―were disciples of the Ba’al Shem Tov’s successor, Rabbi Dov Ber of Mezeritch. Later, Rabbi Elimelech became […]

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Two-hundred-and-one years ago, ailment on Motzei Shabbat (the night following Shabbat), malady 24th of Tevet 5573, healing Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi passed away. He was the author of the Tanya and a code of Jewish law. He did not die of old age on his bed at home, but while on a hasty escapade […]

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Prisoners’ Solidarity

Rabbi Shneur Zalman coined the phrase, “living with the times” which means to live life in the light of the weekly Torah portion; and to see it as an indicator for all that happens to us throughout the week—both on a personal and national level. Indeed, the date when Rabbi Shneur Zalman was released from […]

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Where Chabad and Breslov Meet

[Translator’s note: the key word in this article is תְּמִימוּת which generally refers to “sincerity” (Yiddish: ehrnstkeit). Since it has a number of different nuances it has been translated variably here as “sincere,” “simple,” “innocent” or “naïve” depending on the context. Similarly, חָכְמָהָ has been translated as “wisdom” or “shrewdness.” For the original Hebrew article, […]

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