Baal Shem Tov, Israel ben Eliezer (Besht; Israel ben Eliezer)

(1700-60)
   Polish spiritual leader, founder of Hasidism. He was born in Podolia and lived in the Carpathian mountains. He emerged as a healer and spiritual leader and travelled about curing the sick and expelling demons and evil spirits. In the course of these journeys his influence grew. Prayer rather than study was his major approach to God. He attracted many followers and has remained the inspiration for Hasidim to the present day.

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  • Baal Shem Tov — Infobox Rebbe title = Israel Baal Shem Tov caption = term = full name =רבי ישראל בן אליעזר Yisroel ben Eliezer main work = Keser Shem Tov Shivchei HaBesht predecessor = successor =Dov Ber of Mezritsh (1704 1772) spouse1 =Chana issue1 =Tsvi of… …   Wikipedia

  • Israel ben-Eliezer Baal Shem Tov (Besht) — (c. 1700–60)    Founder of Chassidism. The facts of the Baal Shem Tov’s life are overgrown with a dense thicket of legend. He left no writings of his own, except possibly some letters. The sources about him were the oral traditions of his… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Baal Shem-Tov — Ashk. Heb. /bahl shem tohv , tohv /; Seph. Heb. /bahl shem tawv , tawv /, (Israel ben Eliezer) ( Besht ) c1700 60, Ukrainian teacher and religious leader: founder of the Hasidic movement of Judaism. Also, Baal Shem Tob. * * * …   Universalium

  • Baal Shem-Tov — Ashk. Heb. /bahl shem tohv , tohv /; Seph. Heb. /bahl shem tawv , tawv /, (Israel ben Eliezer) ( Besht ) c1700 60, Ukrainian teacher and religious leader: founder of the Hasidic movement of Judaism. Also, Baal Shem Tob …   Useful english dictionary

  • Baal-Shem-Tov — noun Literally master of the good name; Israel ben Eliezer, founder of the modern Hassidic movement of Judaism. Also known as the Besht …   Wiktionary

  • ISRAEL BEN ELIEZER BA'AL SHEM TOV — (known by the initials of Ba al Shem Tov as Besht; c. 1700–1760), charismatic founder and first leader of Ḥasidism in Eastern Europe. (See Chart: Ba al Shem Tov Family). Through oral traditions handed down by his pupils (jacob joseph of Polonnoye …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Baal Chem Tov — Baal Shem Tov Ce portrait souvent considéré comme celui d Israël ben Eliezer, serait en réalité celui de Rabbi Falk, le Baal Shem de Londres. Rabbi Israël ben Eliezer (רבי ישראל בן אליעזר), né en 1698 à Okop (Podolie) mort le 22 mai 1760 à… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ba'al Shem Tov — Baal Shem Tov Ce portrait souvent considéré comme celui d Israël ben Eliezer, serait en réalité celui de Rabbi Falk, le Baal Shem de Londres. Rabbi Israël ben Eliezer (רבי ישראל בן אליעזר), né en 1698 à Okop (Podolie) mort le 22 mai 1760 à… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Baʿal Shem Ṭov — ▪ Polish rabbi Introduction (Hebrew: “Master of the Good Name”),byname of  Israel Ben Eliezer,  acronym  Beshṭ  born c. 1700, , probably Tluste, Podolia, Pol. died 1760, Medzhibozh       charismatic founder (c. 1750) of Ḥasidism, a Jewish… …   Universalium

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