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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Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov (1698-1760) taught that each person is born with a fixed number of words to speak, and when you have spoken your allotted number of words, you die.
Yeats to that Newark Jewish writer, Philip Roth, using the stories and sayings of Israel Baal Shem Tov, the founder of Chassidism, as our Rosetta Stone.
This is a life, in stories, of Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov (1700-1760), the founder of Hasidism.

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