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Does anyone know if there is any historical record of Rabbi Hirsh's perspectives on Chassidism? The movement was obviously not very present where he was in Germany, but given that he was in contact with other rabbis throughout Europe and had definite strong opinions regarding the Reform and Zionist movements, I feel he must have had some perspectives on Chassidism. I know he touches briefly on his hesitant regard for Kabbala in general in his "19 Letters" but that's not exactly the same thing.

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    Air, welcome to Mi Yodeya, and thanks very much for this fascinating question! I hope you get great answers. In the mean time, I hope you check out some of our other content, perhaps starting with other samson-raphael-hirsch questions. I look forward to seeing you around. – Isaac Moses Oct 5 '18 at 16:07
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    I just did a quick scan through the Klugman biography and through Shemesh Marpei, and found nothing on the subject. – yitznewton Dec 11 '18 at 14:41

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