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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...

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....

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...

What has chassidism contributed to the Jewish people?
1. If you are referring to scholastic contributions, the Tanya and Shulchan Aruch Harav by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, the Tzofnas Paneach by Rabbi...

The 19th of Kislev: Chassid in Wonderland
Children love fairy tales and are completely fascinated by stories which speak of faraway lands and incredible magical powers. They find pleasure in...

Psychology Today
It is commonly accepted that the age of modern psychology began at the end of the 19th century. The way we understand ourselves today is very much defined...

If Chassidut is so important, why wasn't it available until 300 years ago?
In a nutshell, chassidut is the “soul” of Torah. Just as with a person the body performs actions, but the soul adds life and meaning to the...

Crime And Punishment
A civilized society has an enlightened approach to law and order. An indicator of true enlightenment is the way it treats its recalcitrant members. Life...

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