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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Later, the leaders of the Jewish Chassidic movement in Europe, including its founder, Rabbi Israel ben Eliezer, also known as the Baal Shem Tov, stated they were descendants.
The roots of Chabad come from the Hasidic movement that was started by Rabbi Israel ben Eliezer in the early 1700s.

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