THE FOUNDERS OF GENERAL CHASSIDISM AND THE HEADS OF CHABAD
PUBLISHED WORKS BY RABBI JOSEPH I. SCHNEERSOHN
I. LUBAVITCH, THE TOWN OF "BROTHERLY LOVE"GLOSSARY AND NOTESJewish Towns and Townlets.—The Founder of Lubavitch. —The Oldest Beth Hamidrash.—When Robbers Terrorized the Forests Around Lubavitch.—Benjamin the Mystic and his Friend Wolfe.—The Rabbi of Lubavitch.II. THE MYSTICS AND THE BAAL-SHEM-TOVThe Baal-Shem-Tov as a Mystic.—Lubavitch as a Center of Chissidism.—Secret Visits to the Baal-Shem-Tov.—Healing of the Body and Healing of the Soul.—A Chassidic Doctrine.III. BARUCH'S NEW WAY OF LIFEAncestry of the Founder of Chabad Chassidism.—Rabbi Moses of Posen Settles in Vitebsk.—The Orphan Baruch and his Trials.—The Power of Faith.—Baruch's Secret Revealed.IV. THE SMITH OF DOBROMYSLJewish Honesty.—The Smith's Scholarly Sons-in-law.— Torah and Labor.—Baruch Finds himself at Home.V. THE FISHERMAN OF VITEBSKBaruch Visits his Home Town.—His Learned Brother-in-law.—The Virtuous Fisherman Avreml.VI. BARUCH'S ENGAGEMENTBaruch Meets Former Employer.—Marriage Proposal and Baruch's Conditions.—Baruch's Self-Searching.—The Cheerful Pauper.VII. THE BEADLE OF JANOVITCHThe Remarkable "Shamash" who Impressed Baruch Considerably.—The Beth Hamidrash in the Market Place.— The Miller and Other Typical Country Folk.—Men of Learning and Men of Action.—A Painful Incident.VIII. THE PRINCE OF JANOVITCHAn Extraordinary Jew.—A Libel that Failed.—The Apple that Fell Far from the Tree.IX. THE COBBLER OF VITEBSKThe Scholar who Became a Cobbler.—The Star-Gazer of Hatinka.—The Red-Headed Cohen.—Baruch Seeks out More Mystics.X. BARUCH ENCOUNTERS SOME CHASSIDIMThe Innkeeper who was a Disciple of the Baal-Shem-Tov.— Yeshivah Student who Turns Inventor.—The Chassidic Son-in-law of the Smith of Dobromysl.—Baruch Learns More About the Baal-Shem-Tov's Teachings.XI. FIRST JEWISH SETTLERS OF VITEBSKThe Swedish Prince who was a Jew.—Expulsion of Vitebsk Jews Averted.—Founders of the Vitebsk Community.— Minsk a Center of Torah.XII. A WOMAN OF WORTHDeborah a Brilliant Torah Scholar.—Vitebsk in the Throes of Russo-Polish War.—Deborah’ Influence in Vitebsk.—A Blessing of Life for Life.—A Yeshivah Bearing a Woman's Name.XIII. ECHOES OF THE MASSACRE OF NEMEROV"The Doves" of Nemerov.—Sole Survivor Returns to the Scene of the Massacre.—The "Old Saint" who was Revered by Non-Jews.XIV. IN VILNA OF OLDIn the Wake of the Russo-Polish Wit.—The Outstanding Talmudists of Old Vilna.—The "Rich Pauper."XV. OUTSTANDING CHARACTERS IN OLD DOBROMYSLA Plague of Divorces.—Jewish Life in Dobromysl.—Influx of Torah Scholars.—The Undemonstrative Father.XVI. BLOOD LIBELS IN LYOZSHNAThe Smart Boy who Averted a Blood Libel.—"Neshamah Candles."—Miraculous End to Another Blood Libel.XVII. CONCEIT AND MODESTYThe Young Man who Could Not Tolerate Conceit.—The Scribe of Dobromysl.—Sacred Trust.XVIIL A JEW-BAITER GETS HIS DESSERTSThe Tyrannical Squire and His Jew-Baiting Overseer.—A Canceled Order for Snow-Boots.—The Squire Reformed.XIX. TYPICAL CHASSIDISMA Chassid Befriends a Lost Soul.—Yearning for a Scholarly Son-in-law.—Humble Veterinary who Rises to Fame.—A Lesson in Love for Dumb Creatures.—Chassidic Father and Son.—Rabbi Adam Baal-Shem.