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Videos About the Baal Shem Tov

The Baal Shem Tov - Part 1
Biography of the Baal Shem Tov
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 Early Years
A brief biographical overview of the founder of the Chasidic movement, Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov (1698-1760).
The Baal Shem Tov
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The Baal Shem Tov
Founder of the Chassidic Movement
What are the roots of the Chassidic movement? What was the personage of its founder, Rabbi Yisroel Ba’al Shem Tov? Presented is a dialogue with noted scholars and historians as they trace the birth of Chassidism.
No Jew Left Behind
For centuries, being engaged with Torah meant being of an exceptional mind and travelling to study under the tutelage of a rabbi and sage. However, the Baal Shem Tov, and the Rebbes who followed, showed us a different way. By traveling to and visiting many Jewish communities, they brought the beauty of Torah to those who otherwise didn’t know of it.
The Baal Shem Tov and the Chasidic Movement
The Jews in Exile
Following a period of terrible demoralization for the Jewish people that included the Chmielnicki uprising and the Shabtai Tzvi debacle, new hope arose in the form of the Chasidic movement.
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Three Simple Ideas That Can Change Your Life
A short insight from the teachings of the Baal Shem Tov
Attaching Oneself to the Divine with Kavvanot and Unifications
The Baal Shem Tov and the Kavvanot of Rabbi Isaac Luria – how to actualize intent.
Rosh Hashanah and the Beginning of Chassidic History
The Baal Shem Tov's mystical ascent and encounter with Moshiach in 1746
Fascinating analysis of an account by the Baal Shem Tov of his ascent on-high, into the chamber of Moshiach.
The Ushpizin, Day One of Sukkot
Leading the delegation of ushpizin on the first day of Sukkot is Avraham our patriarch. Understanding the special qualities of 1st day, and the connection to the chassidic ushpiz, the Baal Shem Tov.
The Wagon Driver’s Lesson
An address to the children of Camp Gan Israel of New York: Camp ‘Gan Israel’ is named after Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov, founder of the Chassidic movement – for through studying and living by his teachings, the Baal Shem Tov lives on.
Yaakov and Eliyahu
A Story of Kindness
Yaakov wants Elijah the Prophet to appear to him. This stop-motion animation teaches children about the power of kindness. Starring Roseanne Barr.
Baba Sali Stories
Rabbi Machluf Krispin is married to the granddaughter of the Moroccan Torah sage, Rabbi Yisrael Abuchatzeira, famously known as “Baba Sali.” At his first private audience with the Rebbe, he related a fascinating story of his grandfather.
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The different style of the Baal Shem Tov and his successor the Maggid
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Learning Thanksgiving From the Torah
A powerful story illustrates the importance of recognizing the source of our blessings and learning gratitude from the Torah.
The Rebbe's Daring Strategy
Like the Baal Shem Tov, the rebbe assumed leadership at a critical moment in Jewish history. The Jewish nation was reeling from the Holocaust and pressured to assimilate. The Rebbe assumed a unifying and welcoming position that would be come the hallmark of Chabad Chassidism.
Learn about the life and teachings of Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov, the 18th century mystic who permanently changed the Jewish landscape.
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