Baal Shem Tov


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Baal Shem Tov

 (bäl′ shĕm′ tōv′) Originally Israel ben Eliezer. 1698?-1760.
Polish-born Jewish religious leader and mystic who founded Hasidism.

Baal Shem Tov

(bɑːl ˈʃɛm tɒv; ˈʃɑːm) or

Baal Shem Tob

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(Biography) original name Israel ben Eliezer ?1700–60, Jewish religious leader, teacher, and healer in Poland: founder of modern Hasidism
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26) Abraham Heschel, The Circle of the Baal Shem Tov, edited by Samuel Dresner (University of Chicago Press, 1985) 19.
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