Israel ben Eliezer: The Ba’al Shem Tov

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Correction: the reference in the lecture was to the Pittsburgh Platform (not the Philadelphia Platform). Even that, however, was a mistake: I was thinking of the 1883 Cincinatti “Trefa Banquet.”    Thank you for the clarification, Menachem!

One thought on “Israel ben Eliezer: The Ba’al Shem Tov

    Sheina said:
    June 4, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    In the video it says that the Besht was referred to as “Tov” over other Baal Shems because he was a superior amulet maker- they were guaranteed to be more authentic. But, he had the title Tov for many other reason, including being a great leader, teacher, etc.

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