Hasidic Mysticism

Chabad Messianism

Messianism in Chabad-Lubavitch challenges Jews of all denominations to consider the limits of Jewish theology.

The Tzaddik, or Rebbe

A Hasidic spiritual leader believed to maintain a channel to God.

Shneur Zalman of Liady

Founder of the Chabad school of Hasidism.

Nachman of Breslov

Hasidic master whose disciples refuse to appoint a successor--even two centuries after his death.

The Theology of Chabad

The problem of divine withdrawal inspires an alternate view of the universe.

Hasidic Mysticism

Hasidism spread mystical ideas to the masses of East-European Jewry.

The Baal Shem Tov

The founder of Hasidism is shrouded in legend and mystery.

Literature of and on Hasidism

The Hasidim wrote and told stories about their leaders.