Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Table II (From the Book): Cycles of 50 Years (Jubilees), with Historical Events Taking Place Mostly in Years 31-34 and 51-52; Leadership of Chassidic Movement and Chabad


1. Chassidic Movement
1
 
1666
Shabtai Tzvi disgrace, not long after Chimelnicky massacres.
Fellowship of Hidden Tzadikim
Turning Point
 
33
1698
Birth of the Ba'al Shem Tov
Fellowship of Hidden Tzadikim
2. Chassidic and Lithuanian Systems
 
52/ 2
1717
(1720)
 
Birth of Rebbe Elimelech of Lizhensk, brother of Reb Zushya of Anipoli
(Birth of the Vilna Gaon)
Ba’al Shem Tov
(1716-1760)
Turning Point
 
31-34
1746-
1749
Birth of the Alter Rebbe (Elul 1745) and Rav Chayim of Volozhin
Ba’al Shem Tov
(1716-1760)
3. Second Generation Chassidic Movement
51/1
 
1766
Birth of Yaakov Yitzchak Rabinowicz, the “Yid haKodesh”
Magid of Mezeritch (1761 – 1772), Leadership Divided
Turning Point
31-33
1796-1798
Birth of the Ruzhiner Rebbe; Publication of the Tanya; Yud Tet Kislev
Alter Rebbe
(1798-1812)
4. Jewish
Emancipation
 
52/2
1815
Pope forbids giving more rights to the Jews, and they lose the few rights they had received.
Mitteler Rebbe
(1813-1827)
Turning Point
33-34
1848-1849
Revolutions in Europe give Jews complete civil rights in many countries.
Tzemach Tzedek
(1827 – 1866)
5. Zionism
 
51/1
1866
Birth of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Kook (Elul 1865)
Rebbe Maharash
(1866 – 1882[1])
Turning Point
 
31-34
1896-1899
Publication of "The Jewish State." WZO and Jewish Colonial Trust established
Rebbe Rashab
(1893 - 1920)
6. Israel’s Independence
52/2
1917
World War I; Balfour Declaration. Beginning of British Mandate
Rebbe Rayatz
(1920 – 1950)
Turning Point
 
32-34
1947- 1949
War of Independence, Declaration of State, shortly after the Holocaust
The Rebbe
(1950 – 1994)
7. Modern Israel
 
52/2
 
1967
Six Day War, Yom Yerushalayim
The Rebbe
(1950 – 1994)
Turning Point
 
31-34
1996-
1999
Benjamin Netanyahu is prime minister after surprise victory. Three years later, he is defeated by a wide margin.
Brotherhood of Chassidim




[1] The Rebbe Maharash passed away at the young age of 48, when the Rebbe Rashab was only 21 years old. The Rebbe Rashab officially became Rebbe at the age of 32.
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