Chasidic Masters

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

Returning in the Right Direction
Chanuka teaches us to connect to G-d from a positive perspective.
Menorah and Mezuzah
Both the Chanuka menorah and the mezuzah represent means of transmitting G-dliness
Defeating the Darkness
Each law of the Chanuka lights is to subdue a force of foreign darkness
Rising to the Top
The Greeks defiled the oil in order to nullify the super-rational concept of purity.
Of Victory and the Seven Flames
A soul is called a flame, whose nature is to soar upward
Chanukah and Life’s True Purpose
The Greeks scoffed at our Jewish outlook; they believed only in what they could see.
The Paradoxes of Oil As a Guide For Life
The Meaning Behind the Chanukah Oil Miracle
Related Topics

The larger, bold text is the direct translation of the classic text source.

The smaller, plain text is the explanation of the translator/editor.
Text with broken underline will provide a popup explanation when rolled over with a mouse.