Vol. 11 No. 50, 15 - 21 Elul, 5775 / August 30 - September 5, 2015
Special Chai Elul issue
The 18th day of Elul, which starts a 12-day countdown till Rosh Hashana (see articles 3-5), is also the anniversary of:
the birth of the Baal Shem Tov (lead article)
and birth of the Baal HaTanya (article 3),
and the yahrzeit of the Maharal of Prague (article 2),
as well as the date on which the Besh"t revealed the Chasidic movement, in 1734
The story (final article) connects the two birthday giants.