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What is Chassidism?

A. Chassidism is the Judaism-revolutionizing, Moshiach-bringing movement that swept across and overtook classical Judaism in the early-to-mid 1700s. It was...

Is there a Jewish way to meditate?

Jews do meditate. Yet there is no one way of Jewish meditation. There are various methods of Jewish meditation. They range from simple meditations, such...

How did Chassidic philosophy come to be?

Chassidic philosophy came into existence at a very tumultuous time in Jewish history. Three hundred years ago, the Jews of Eastern Europe and Russia...

What is the difference between Chassidism and Orthodox Judaism?

To someone who is not a Chassidic or Orthodox Jew, it may be impossible to distinguish between the two. (All those black clothes!) However, there is a...

How can Chassidism demand joyfulness when there are so many problems?

Problems in the world? That's precisely why Chassidism demands a positive attitude.Chassidism stresses happiness because being happy smashes obstacles....

Why do some randomly open a Jewish book and search for prophetic wisdom?

I don't know about the prophecy part--haven't heard that at all. But there is something to the idea that to remain connected to your teacher's...

What does "spiritual" mean?

Physical things are instances of Creation we measure and define. Spiritual things are what is there before we define them.The vast majority of the cosmos...

What is this idea of Rebbes providing a blessing?

Question:  It also seems that Rebbes of the past are highly revered, almost idolized. What is this idea of Rebbes providing a blessing? I thought...

What is the significance of the "7th Rebbe"?

MaryAnn: Can I ask you a question about the Rebbe? He was the 7th Rebbe... and he had no children, and that title has always been passed down to son or...

Is there G-d in evil?

A Spark Within The holy Arizal, Rabbi Yitzchok Luria, explained that everything in the world is nurtured by G-dliness, each thing contains a Divine...