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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Zalman Schachter-Shalomi On How To Become A Modern Hasid

Image source: Reb Zalman Legacy Project
  A few weeks back on the now defunct Asimov Rants blog, the discussion of Zalman Schacter came up. At the time Zalman Alpert mentioned an article, penned by Schachter, about what it means to be a "Modern Hasid."
 Zalman (Alpert that is) was kind enough to send me a copy of the article. I'm posting it here for the edification and enjoyment of the readership of this blog.
 I must admit that due to my schedule I've been somewhat delinquent in putting the article up, but I'm sure the article was worth the wait. On a side note: I'm interested in posting further articles and documents of Chabad and Crown Heights historical interest or note. If you have anything of interest please email me: mordechai7215 [at] gmail [dot] com

Click on the link to read and enjoy!


Anonymous said...

i belive that the zalman schneersohn mentioned in the article was reb jimmy gurary

Mottel said...

Anon: I don't get you. Zalman Schneerson was Zalman Schneerson. Zalman (jimmy) Gurary was gurary.

Anonymous said...

zalman guray infact many gurarys used the name schneersohn before they came to us. check it out. its what i heard. i'd liek ot know if this not accurate.thnx

Zalman Alpert said...

Zalman Schneerson here is the zalman Schneerson who was rav in Paris. Zalman Gurary was not rav in Paris. The only Schneerson who used Gurary was leibe the Rebbe's brother who called himself Marc Gurary.
the only Gourarys related to the Schneersohn clan were the Rashag and his son.
It may be going all the way back both families were desc. from the MAHARAL of Prague.