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A brief biographical overview of the founder of the Chasidic movement, Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov (1698-1760).

The Baal Shem Tov, Part 2

The Baal Shem Tov, Part 2

The Early Years

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The Baal Shem Tov - Part 2: The Early Years

A brief biographical overview of the founder of the Chasidic movement, Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov (1698-1760).
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Chassidism, Baal Shem Tov
Rabbi Immanuel Schochet (1935–2013) wrote and lectured extensively on the history and philosophy of Chassidism and topical themes of Jewish thought and ethics. He was a renowned authority on Jewish philosophy and mysticism. He was rabbi of Cong. Beth Joseph, and professor of Philosophy at Humber College, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Chani Benjaminson for chabad.org August 27, 2010

Quotes Hi Tal, you can find some quotes of the Baal Shem Tov's at the following links: The Baal Shem Tov's Teachings
Elul 18: Baal Shem Tov Day Reply

Tal Toronto , Canada August 26, 2010

Ba'al Sham Tov teachings Thank you dearly for the education Rabbi Schochet.

Is there any place to find some quotes from the Rabbi Ba'al Shem tov - Is there any words that he is famous for saying? Reply

Edwin Axton Stanwood, WA... August 23, 2010

Ball Shem Tov Narrative My heartfelt thanks to Rabbi Schochet for this brief but informative video, I truly enjoyed it!
Shalom and blessings.
Edwin Axton

PS. Has the Rabbi published any books, he's so informative and a brilliant scholar? Reply

Richard Raff BonneyLake, WA May 25, 2010

Oral Law,The Baal Shem Tov Part 2 The most important values to the world and the Jewish lifestyle have been written in Hebrew then translated to the soul. There are something's in all ways that still live, rather it be a heart beat or dust in the wind or even the very breath that G-d gave us. Please do not think that the teaching of the Baal Shem Tov does not live on. For our Master, our King and Holy ancient One ,gives us comfort and also whispers the words of "They still live on.. and so must you". Reply

Maria Martinez Monte Vista, Colorado May 20, 2010

The Baal Shem Tov Part 2 I enjoyed your lecture very much. It was very informitive. Reply