Chassidic Concepts / Chassidut Chabad / Church / Minhag / Nittel Nacht

NITTELNACHT – xmas Eve

Rebbe Joseph Yitzchak Schneersohn and his son – in – law, the seventh and last Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, playing chess on Nittelnacht. Photo: Crown Heights B”H Tonight, 24th December 2018 (16 / 17 Tevet), the Christian world starts celebrating the birth of the false Meshiach J. This particular night when J. was … Continue reading

Baal Shem Tov / Chassidic Concepts / Chassidic History / Kotzk / Peshis'cha / Rabbi Avraham Joshua Heschel

Differences between the Baal Shem Tov and Kotzk

B”H In this article I am referring to a couple of differences between the Baal Shem Tov and the Kotzker Rebbe. I am not going into the original Peshis’cha ideology yet, as I still have to do a lot of reading on it. What the Baal Shem Tov (BESHT) proclaimed was nothing new in Judaism. … Continue reading

Chassidic Concepts / Chassidim / Holocaust / Kabbalah / Klezmer

The Chassidim and the Holocaust, Part 2

B”H In a previous article I have already mentioned the kabbalistic concept of SHEVIRAT HA’KELIM. When G – d created the world, He didn’t to this in a perfect way and, symbolically speaking, a Breaking of the Vessels had to take place. Simply in order to provide us humans with a free will. Our task … Continue reading