Podcast Shines a Light on the Maggid’s Students

Jewish History Soundbites’ latest episode presents Around the Maggid’s Table: The Disciples of Rav Dov Ber of Mezeritch, providing a glimpse into the world of these many tzaddikim.

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Yehuda Geberer, lecturer, researcher, and producer of Jewish History Soundbites, presents ‘Around the Maggid’s Table,’ painting a picture of R’ DovBer and his many disciples.

Several years after the passing of the Baal Shem Tov, Geberer writes, the Maggid of Mezritch emerged as the dominant Chassidic leader. He attracted an elite “Chevraya Kadisha” of outstanding individuals who went on to become leaders in their own right, spreading the light of Chassidus across Eastern Europe.

Tune in to the podcast to listen to snippets about the personalities of R’ Elimelech of Lizhensk, R’ Zusha of Anipoli, R’ Mendel of Vitebsk, the Alter Rebbe, R’ Aharon of Karlin and many others.

Click here for the podcast.

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  1. He seems to have an affinity for Chasidus and it’s founders and leaders but not a revrence. He also is not careful about what kind of sources he uses and makes many mistakes in his presentation.

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