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Shneur/Schneerson
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[German Version]

I. ben Baruch of Liadi

(1745–1813, Piena, Bezirk Koisk),founder of the Hasidic community of Habad (Lubavich, Hasidic movement, Hasidism). Schneur was a disciple of the great Maggid rabbi Dov Baer of Mezhirech. His two closest colleagues, Menachem Mendel of Vitepsk and Abraham of Kalisk, immigrated to Zefat in 1777, and he took it upon himself to lead the community in southern Russia. His influence grew,…

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Dan, Joseph, “Shneur/Schneerson”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 09 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024737>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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