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Jewish History Uncensored

Sep 24, 2020

In this episode we start looking at the Besht’s thought. First we look at what is said in the academic world about the Besht’s thought and why the Vilna Gaon argues with him. We go on to examine the Besht’s ideas in the greater framework of how the classics understood the issue of Divine Providence, Hashgacha...

Sep 17, 2020

 In this episode, we look at the two basic types of opposition to the Besht and his spiritual heirs. The first type of opposition is communal or societal opposition. This type of opposition was due to Chassidus redefining the leadership qualifications in the communal structure. The second type of opposition was deeper...

Sep 10, 2020

This shiur looks at the Besht living in Mezhobozh. Did the Besht experience any opposition when he first moved to Mezhibozh?

Is there any documentation to this?

What can we learn about the Besht and his communal status from this?

We will also see if there is significant historical documentation to the Besht’s status...

Sep 3, 2020

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