this is the fanatical devotion that made Hasidim regularly abandon their wives and children before holidays to travel to their rebbe. Even the danger that meanwhile the defenseless family could be killed in a pogrom did not stop them. And the wealthier Hasidim brought their rebbes valuable presents, hoping they would be seated close to the rebbe and maybe get some of the crumbs of his bread. This was and is cult of the less destructive variety. Other cults like the Shabtai Zevi cult were worse.
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