About Rabbi Paltiel and Inside Chassidus

About Rabbi Paltiel

Rabbi Yossi Paltiel, Founder of, is a popular teacher and mentor with a gift for communicating his passion for Torah and Judaism.

His classes weave together classic commentaries, Jewish Law, history and philosophy, personal stories, and a deep knowledge of Chassidus and Kabbala into a whole that’s both intellectually challenging and heartwarming.

He currently teaches at Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim Chovevei Torah (United Lubavitcher Yeshiva), Machon L’Yahadus Women’s Institute for the Study of Judaism, and at the Beis Midrash L’Nashim (Women’s and Girls’ Beis Midrash and Seminary for Higher Learning under the Directorship of Rebbetzin Ariella Benhiyoun) at 770 Eastern Parkway, Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

He also gives lectures at many events in Brooklyn and travels to speak in Jewish communities throughout the country.

Click here to contact Rabbi Paltiel.

Click here to view the sitemap for all of Rabbi Paltiel’s classes.

About Inside Chassidus

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Our goal is to provide resources for studying Chassidic philosophy from the inside – inside the text and the original sources. The audio archive includes individual lectures, short series, and extensive detailed series taught at an advanced level. We hope that students of Chassidus at all levels will find the archive inspiring and educational.

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Inside Chassidus Team

Over the past seven years, many people have given their time and energy to the project of bringing Rabbi Paltiel’s recorded classes to the public through the internet. Thank you all and may Hashem bless you and your families.

David Shanske – David chose and set up the Joomla! content management system for Inside Chassidus. He also taught the webmaster how to use it! David has been a wise guide and has been very generous in donating his time to this project.

Chaya Rivka Zwolinksi – Mrs. Zwolinski was an invaluable advisor to Inside Chassidus in the early days of the project.

Yosef Vinisky – Yosef took the critical step of establishing and, together with Chaim Arias, made Rabbi Paltiel’s vision of a permanent audio class archive into a reality.

Chaim Binyamin Arias – Chaim Binyamin undertook the massive task of loading all of the original content of onto the internet. He also arranged for Michael Snoyman to create the original program for

Michael Snoyman – Michael designed and created the database structure, web site design, and a data entry interface. He gave critical guidance to the Inside Chassidus webmaster on how to manage the site.

Ronnie Rendel – Ronnie worked on improvements to

Leibel Cohen – Leibel made a home for our very first audio class files on his website

Devorah Leah Paltiel – Helped build the new website and form the 501(c)(3)

Mordechai Seidman – Mordechai makes this site possible with his complete support of the webmaster in this endeavor.

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