Chasidic Masters

Inspirational insights from the Baal Shem Tov and Hasidic leaders of succeeding generations

Heaven vs. Earth
Proper use of the physical world can lead to maximum holiness
Adam's Super-Consciousness
Good and evil must be identified and separated until all wickedness will dissolve like smoke
Desires from Eden
The Chasidic masters teach that it is up to us to draw out the light from the darkness.
Man By Himself is Not Good
Only by G-d constricting His light can we have voluntary deference to G-d.
Coming Into Being
G-d looked into the Torah and created the world.
Even from within the Creation, we can experience the transcendent.
Holy Balancing Act
A person should always strive to go on the median path, with the right balance, between pride and humility.
The Female Aspect of Adam
Adam originally included both male and female.
Completion Means Connection
With the entrance of Shabbat, every creature became a part of an organic whole.
The Kabbalah of Gender
Kabbalah teaches that the masculine sees from above to below - the feminine from below to above.
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