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What are some fundamental chasidic works of philosophy / theology?

Update: per comments by the OP, addressing non- (namely pre-) chasidic "books that chassidim themselves use to inform their" etc. Reishit Chokhmah has not been mentioned. But especially ...
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What are some fundamental chasidic works of philosophy / theology?

I'm surprised no one has yet mentioned Kedushas Levi by Rabbi Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev.
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How to pronounce Hebrew with the Chassidic pronunciation?

As user DoubleAA has pointed out in the comments, the accent you speak of does not originate with Hasidim but rather with the greater Eastern European Jewish community. It became associated with ...
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Introduction to Rav Tzadok HaKohen

I would start by learning Tzidkas Hatzadik, not at the beginning but at os 39. I got this advice from a Rebbe of mine and it helped a lot. Just read the first two pieces (meaning 39 and 40); if you ...
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Which Chassidim only wear a Bekishe/Kopote on Shabbos/Yom Tov

All Chassidim wear a bekeshe/kapota only on Shabbos and Yom Tov (+ on other special occasions depending on their minhag). A kapota is only worn in Lubavitch and they are the only Chassidus that wears ...
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Chabad custom of not allowing water to touch matzah on Pesach

I gave a Shiur on this over Pesach. Here are my notes: (Shu”t Mima’amakim by Rav Ephraim Ashri 5:6) Exactly 80 years ago, in the year 5702 (1942), the situation in the Kovno Ghetto had gotten ...
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