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The Baal Shem Tov

Founder of the Chassidic Movement

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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.
Baal Shem Tov, Chassidism

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Inez Dunker ( Rachael ) Texas November 6, 2013

Thank you so much for sharing his teachings, this has really changed my life, somehow I connect to G~d even more than before. In my dreams I feel my soul ascend into a holy realm, there I find myself surrounded by beautiful water fountains with streaming water flowing gently downward to many different areas. The colors that I see are so radiant! So Beautiful, the Light that I see is a Light of great Peace. There is a sense of Holiness, I feel I have encountered G~d. It was so beautiful! My dreams have come in sections as I pieced these together it all comes together the same as what the Rabbi Israel Baal Ball Shem Tov dream. I am but an ordinary woman, I am so blessed that I have dreams connecting me to our good and gracious G~d showing me His Love in this manner. I am so at awed to say the least. I love to learn Torah, want to do G~d's will. I pray for G~d's guidance, protection and most of all His Love. G~d is so real! Echad. The Sh'ma is a powerful Prayer! Toda Raba! KBH my Love Reply

Inez Dunker ( Rachael ) Hichcock, Texas February 1, 2012

Rabbi Israel Shem Tov I love this so much! after my heart transplant when I woke up and thank G~d for His Miracle, I quickly went back to sleep, I had a very similar event or dream. I ascended into to heaven and there I was spoken to, I stood before G~d I couldn't see Him though. and so much of this very message I heard, I didn't understand it until now, and it's going to be 10 years, receiving my heart in Lateral part of March and April 1st w/my heart transplant. my dream has always had me wondering so much, trying to understand it, and now I do! KBH!! Blessed is our G~d! Many times I have felt my soul go up when I was in deep meditation when praying, My eyes closed and I deeply worship G~d Almighty with great love. My love for G~d is greater than any love, its like when one gets married for the first time, the love is immense not measurable, I love G~d way more than this, my love is sincere and pure, saying the Sh'ma, I enter spiritually and I stand before G~d, whom I so love. Reply

Ronald Sandler Oak Park February 9, 2021
in response to Inez Dunker ( Rachael ):

I am a Yid who has been becoming more frum for 40 years. I had a book, bought in somebody's basement, Tales of the Besht to say it was transformative to me is to the the Big Bang was sorta like and M80. I am not a chosid although I daven at a Bais Chabad.

All of the above is by way of introduction. Your film will be for others what the book was for me. Reply

Anonymous West Palm Beach, Fl/USA August 25, 2010

Great Blessings of the Ancients. Surely this documentary speaks of today as much as it spoke of the time of our beloved Rabbi Baal Shem Tov.
Shalom Reply

David A. Edelman Chicago, Ill/Cook via May 27, 2010

Ba'al Shem Tov I didn't know this about Ba'al Shem Tov. Shalom. Reply

Richard Rafa May 20, 2010

Blessings This was very good and helpful and true. Sometimes we have the past to protect the future thats all we need. Reply

aviva chicago, il May 18, 2010

Really excellent. Thank you for this wonderful gift! Reply

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