Baal Shem Tov

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Baal Shem Tov

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original name Israel ben Eliezer ?1700--60, Jewish religious leader, teacher, and healer in Poland: founder of modern Hasidism
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The Ba'al Shem Tov repelled some other Jews by his activity as a miracle worker.
His literary model for the transmission of the Jesus stories are the materials concerning Israel Ba'al Shem Tov (1698-1760), which purportedly record his oral stories of the miracles, faith-healings, establishment-criticisms, and teachings to his disciples.
The Ba'al Shem Tov, founder of Chasidism and one of our great sages, who lived in 18th-century Poland, once said: "Forgetfulness leads us into exile.
Schechter believed in love, referring in an essay on Hasidism to the Ba'al Shem Tov as an exemplar of hitlahavut--a deep love.
There is also the faith system taught by the Ba'al Shem Tov that calls for the belief in God's immanence and transcendence, and the Ba'al Shem Tov's parable of the mehizot found in Ben PoratYosef (Lvov, 1866, p.
Cass' mother was related to the Valdener Rebbe, which in turn meant that Cass could trace his lineage back to the Ba'al Shem Tov, the mystical rabbi considered to be the founder of Hasidic Judaism.