Chasidic Masters

An anthology of inspirational insights from the Baal Shem Tov and the Hasidic leaders of the succeeding generations

The Sublimity of Nursing
Shavuot mystically corresponds to the weaning of the newborn soul.
Sinai Up in Smoke
Mount Sinai was a revelation of both an ascending and descending Returning Light
Desire and Essence
Moses' task was to connect Jewish souls to their essence.
Roots of Secular & Religious Fundamentalism
The Rebbe shed a tear and then replied, "In whom do you expect me to believe after Auschwitz? In man?"
The Mountain over Our Heads
Translation and Commentary by Rabbi Yehoshua Starrett
Even when one has no desire to learn Torah or to pray, nevertheless, one is not absolved from doing so.
Soul Inscription
The opening word of the Ten Commandments sets the tone and captures the essence of all the commandments and of the entire Torah.
When did humankind begin to see – experience – the universe as one unified entity, instead of a composite of myriad pieces?
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