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Chasidut (or Chassidus) is a branch of Orthodox Judaism founded by Rabbi Yisrael Baal Shem Tov in the 18th century. His followers in turn branched out, leading to many different schools of Chassidus.

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Where does it say that If a Person has Zera Levatalah the shadim take a day to be created untill the night

I heard if a person has zera levatalah the shadim or deamon that he created take a day to be created untill the night time where they fully form where does it say this?
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Free PDF of Moshe Zacutto Shorshei Shemot In English Online?

BH Does anyone know a free PDF of the Book Shorshei HaShemot by Moshe Zaccuto in English?
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What will be the difference between the two types of "natural" miracles when Moshiach comes?

B"H In the Maamar Kimei Tseischa, 5712, the Rebbe discusses different types of miracles. First, there are miracles beyond nature, and miracles that are disguised in the 'garments' of nature. And ...
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Is there a video or audio lesson explaining the Mittler Rebbe's Sharei Emunah?

BH Does anyone know if there a video or audio lesson explaining the Mittler Rebbe's Sharei Emunah, the first book in Torah Mitzvah Ve Torah Or?
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Chabad Maamar Avodah definition

What is the definition or description of "mamarei avodah" and how does this differ from any other maamar? This seems to be a Chabad specific term.
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1000th generation, and creating the world out of Rachamim

I recently saw in a (Chassidic) sefer that the concept of "Hashem intended to make the world out of justice, but saw that it wouldn't last, so made it out of mercy" (Rashi on Bereshit) means ...
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Hashgacha question

What is the explanation that in many cases the Tanakh speaks about nations (e.g. Aram) that Hashem sends to chastise the Jewish nation? It implies that Hashem is able to influence pagan nations, but ...
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Vizhnitzer Rebbe's Prayer for Israeli Soldiers

On the first Shabboth following the Simhhat Torah Massacre, the Vizhnitzer Rebbe, R. Yisrael Hager recited a special prayer for the soldiers in the IDF. It was not the commonly recited Mi Sheberakh ...
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Is there an English Translation available of the Maamer Nefesh HaShfeilah by the Alter Rebbe?

BH Is there an English Translation available of the Maamer Nefesh HaShfeilah by the Alter Rebbe available online?
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Do you have any source about the connection between אגג and גוג or גוג ומגוג?

I was listening to a shiur that made a very interesting connection between Agag, Homon and the whole Purim story. The rov didn't go as deep as I hoped he would in relation to Agag, and I was wondering ...
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How to respect your colleagues

BH I heard there is a Mitzvah to respect your fellow colleagues what does the Torah say from the Talmud and Halacha upon this topic?
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Sefer Yismach Yisroel digitized

Does anyone know where I can find a pdf or digital version of a modern print of the Sefer Yismach Yisroel (Aleksander Rebbe)? I have tried the version on HebrewBooks, but it doesn't seem to match up ...
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What is Omek Rom and omek Tachat in Chassidus

BH What is omek Rom and omek tachat in Chassidus how are both connected?
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What part of the souls receives pleasure when saying a Bracha on smelling?

BH What part of the souls receives pleasure when smelling something?(Ie. Nefesh Ruach Neshama Chaya Yechida? And is it the part in the NRNChY of the Nefesh Elokit? or is it the NRNChY of the natural ...
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Teshuvah still possible when Mashiach comes or not? [duplicate]

BH I heard when Mashiach comes we will be indefinitely doing teshuvah forever. From another place I heard that when Mashiach comes teshuvah will be closed and no more teshuvah will be possible (I ...
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Why do Chabad-Lubavitch and Breslov seem to be the only Chassidish branches doing Kiruv?

Kiruv is a worldwide movement at this point and that outreach covers various streams of Orthodox Jewish life. Chabad is probably the most famous in this kind of outreach but there is also Breslov ...
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Can someone become Chabad?

How does a Jew who was not raised in Chabad become Chabadnik? Is it possible, and is there a process to do this?
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Do all hasidim/some frum follow Shulchan aruch haRav? [duplicate]

Do all hasidim, Satmar/Chabad/Breslov etc follow the Shulchan aruch haRav? is there any hasidic group that mainly uses Mishnah Berurah for halacha lemaaseh primarily? I know frum Ashkenazim mainly use ...
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how can Adam Harishon be a tanya tsadik?

the Alter Rebbe teaches in the Tanya that the true tzadik does not commit averot (sin) it is explained (in chapter 10 it seems to me) that the beinoni does not commit any avera then a fortiori the ...
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Are there more sources which say "foreign thoughts" are harmless if they are not "yours"?

I have found here in the אגרא דכלה https://www.sefaria.org/Agra_DeKala,_Re'eh.14 that if there is no intention behind a foreign thought you are not to push it away but rather elevate it. I have some ...
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Reincarnation as animals

One of the doctrines of Lurianic Kabbalah is the notion of reincarnation. My question is if it is possible to reincarnate as an animal when you die as a human?
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Kabbalah/chasidus explanations of theodicy

Are there any kabbalistic or hasidic explanations given to the question of theodicy? Beyond “rational”/philosophical explanations, are there any mystical reasons given to why bad things happen? If so, ...
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What is the explanation of And don’t let the evil inclination assure your that the grave will be a place of refuge for you mean

BH What do the main poskim and commentators explain “And don’t let the evil inclination assure your that the grave will be a place of refuge for you” mean in Pirkei Avot 4:22
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The Sh’ma in kabbalah and chasiduss

Are there any kabbalistic and Hasidic interpretations or meanings given to the Sh’ma? If so, what are they? Preferably both kabbalah and chasiduss references
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What does it mean you are where you think you are

BH I heard and correct me if I’m wrong, that the Baal Shem Tov said that you are where you think you are so if you're thinking about inyanim of Atzilut you there, even though - correct me if I’m wrong ...
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Avraham going down to Mitzrayim: contradiction between the Satmar Rav and Noam Elimelech

The Noam Elimelech teaches us that Avraham Avinu went down to Mitzrayim to "influence" the wicked in his generation. In order to do this, a tzaddik sometimes needs to "descend to a ...
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What are klipos that rest on your body when you're asleep?

BH I heard that there are klipos that rest on your body when you're asleep, and when you wake up they jump to the nails on your hands, and that’s why you need to wash your hands in the mornings. Are ...
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Daven b'arichus [duplicate]

I know that in Chabad yeshivas/communities a lot of peoples are davening longer (b'arichus): They are beginning hodu with the minyan and during tefila stopping to concentrate on the word and the ...
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What do colors represent in Chassidus and Kabbalah

BH Is there a more deeper explanation to colors in Chassidus and Kabbalah? Like hidden meanings of different colors or more higher explanation of them in Seder hishtalshelut or in the spiritual levels?...
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What does "shoresh neshama" mean

BH I heard the concept called "shoresh neshama" that every person has. Is this the same as your reincarnation?
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What do the concepts "worlds" "souls" and "Divinity" mean in Chassidus? [closed]

BH What do the concepts "worlds" "souls" and "Divinity" mean in Chassidus? I have seen these in different places, together main question is from this book in the picture. ...
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Is it still galut even though a lot of Jews are in Israel

BH Is it still galut even though correct me if I’m wrong most Jews are in Israel? If yes what’s the meaning of Geulah?
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What are the 7 kefullot in Tanya ch 3

BH What are the 7 keffulot mentioned in Tanya ch 3 page?
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Kippot in kabbalah and chasiduss

Is there a Kabbalistic or Hasidic meaning on the wearing of a Kippah/yarmulke? I understand it’s more a Minhag than a technical Halacha but I wanted to know if there is a mystical perspective on this. ...
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Satmar and the three oaths

I’m curious, since Satmar believes the three oaths prohibit a Zionist state of Israel, how do they reconcile it with the fact that the oaths weren’t merely for Jews to not rebel against the gentile ...
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Where do memories come from?

BH Where do Memories come from? I was told that they come from the chochma power of the soul being translated in Bina I believe. Is this true if yes how and where does it talk more about this?
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Is the soul eager to enter this world?

Is it brought down anywhere that before birth, the soul yearns to be brought into a physical body, and be in this world, and if yes, how do we reconcile that with what it is taught that the soul is ...
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Arvei Nachal Translation

Does anyone know if there is a published English or Spanish translation of the sefer Arvei Nachal by Rabbi David Shlomo Eibshitz? Thanks!
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Kabbalistic meaning of incense

I was curious if there is a Kabbalistic or Hasidic meaning to incense, not just the incense of the Tabernacle but incense in general. I believe Breslov Hasidism place a great emphasis on hitbodedut, ...
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how can we have more intentions during tefila according to chassidus?

how can we have more kavanos during tfila where can I find the maamorims on the subject of the tefila
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Ger chassidus teachings

Does the community know what defines Ger chasiduss ideologically and Hashkafically? Is there an English translated sefarim or article that explains the basics of the Hasidic dynasty’s teachings?
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כף הקלע while alive?

I saw this in the Piasezno Rebbe's Hachsharat Avrechim: וכבר אמרו חז״ל [בר״ר פל״ד] הצדיקים לבן ברשותן ולהיפך ח״ו, הם ברשות לבן. ובזה תלוי הכל, מי שלגמרי הוא ברשות לבו ואינו יכול להתגבר גם על תאוותיו ...
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Hasidic methodology and Halacha

Generally speaking, what is the Hasidic approach to making halachic rulings, and how does it in general differ from the Yeshivish and Modern Orthodox methodologies. I understand the Alter Rebbe of ...
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What is HaAshmurah HaRishona in the Mishnah

BH What is HaAshmura HaRishonah? Someone told me it is just a division in the night while someone else told me that it is referring to the Leviim guarding in the temple which ever it is does it speak ...
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Suggestion to help rid one's physical desire for food

What guides are there available in the corpus of Torah, including all Rabbinic writings, on ridding oneself of specifically the desire for food? Context/Reason for asking: It is a common theme in ...
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Is it possible to enter Adam Kadmon and retain your individuality?

The Breslov Center has Pirkei Avos in English with commentary from Rabbi Noson and Rabbi Nachman. In the very first section it says the whole purpose of this world is to enable us to make a Yechida ...
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What was the original Torah based on?

B”H There’s halacha that every Sofer who is writing a Torah must write it “based” on another Kosher Torah, by reading each word, saying it out loud from the other Torah, then writing it. When it comes ...
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Is there any way to get a copy of Pillar of Prayer translated by Menachem Kallus

In my search to learn about about the Baal Shem Tov's teachings I came across this book which sounds like it is exactly the sort of book I've been searching for: https://fonsvitae.com/product/pillar-...
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How to understand the Union of Zeir Anpin and Malchut in Assiya

BH I understand the world goes through a process of Seder hishtalshelut. So how to understand the union of ZA and Malchut in the world of Assiya? And how does this happen through the Tzimtzum?
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What are the first sources of Tzimtzum

BH What’s the first sources that speak about Tzimtzum? Someone told me that it talks about this in Sefer Yetzirah. If so, where?
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