Baal Shem Tov


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Baal Shem Tov

, Baal Shem Tob
original name Israel ben Eliezer ?1700--60, Jewish religious leader, teacher, and healer in Poland: founder of modern Hasidism
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As a pre-modern populist, the Baal Shem Tov taught that the most learned Torah scholar was no better off in God's eyes than the poorest illiterate.
Shut your eyes, Jewish child, and remember how the Baal Shem Tov rocked you in his arms when your whole imagined people vanished in the gas chambers of Lublin.
Outside of hasidic circles, which have produced memoirs in praise of their leaders ever since the Baal Shem Tov, individual personality has seldom been a primary concern.
He was born after 1948, and he was a descendant of the Baal Shem Tov.
In Hasidic literature, the Baal Shem Tov teaches that before the world was created God had to create the three dimensions, and that a staff represents the creation of the first dimension.
Hear the Megillah (Story of Esther), make some L'chaims, nosh on some hamentashen, and listen to the Baal Shem Tov Band.
He may have known the following story or ones like it that the Baal Shem Tov told:
There will be free Israeli food distributed as well as a performance by the Baal Shem Tov Band.