Complete Sichos - 18(Chai) Elul
The Baal Shem Tov
The Ba’al Shem Tov was born on 18 Elul 5458/ 1698He met his teacher Achiya Hashiloni on his 26th birthday, 18 Elul 5484/ 1724He was forced to reveal himself on his 36th birthday 18 Elul 5494/ 1734He passed away on Shvuos 5520/ 1760.He is the father and founder of all of Chassidus חסידות הכללית.
The 'Alter Rebbe'
The ‘Alter Rebbe’Rabbi Schneer Zalman lived most of his life in Lioznia, and for some years in Vittebsk and at the end of his life in Liadi.He is (for some reason) known universally as rabbi Schneer Zalman of Liadi. In the wider Chassidic world he is known simply as ‘The Rav’ (a title bestowed upon...