In this week’s Living Torah, the Rebbe discusses the founding of the Chassidus movement. How, why, and what?
In the wake of the horrific massacres of the Chmielnicki pogroms 1648-1649, the Jews of Europe were demoralized. It was during this time that the Baal Shem Tov appeared.
Uplifting the Jewish people, he illuminated a path whereby every Jew could climb the ladder of spirituality, imbuing that energy into their mundane lives as well.
This renewed a spirit of life into their bruised and broken hearts, giving new meaning to the Jewish nation in their devotion and commitment to God Almighty.