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The Ba'al Shem Tov: The Soulful Sigh

Jun 16, 2022Comments off

Translated from Rabbi Ginsburgh’s Or Yisrael (vol. 2, p. 211), a three-volume anthology of stories of the Ba’al Shem Tov with commentary.   It was

Ba’al Shem Tov: From the Heart

Jun 08, 2022Comments off

Translated from Rabbi Ginsburgh’s trilogy on the Ba’al Shem Tov, Or Yisrael, vol. 2, p. 206. Once the entire congregation was reciting Psalms in the

Ba’al Shem Tov: From One End of the Worl...

Jun 01, 2022Comments off

Translated from Rabbi Ginsburgh’s Or Yisrael (vol. 3, pp. 167-171), a three-volume anthology of stories of the Ba’al Shem Tov with commentary. In the holy

The Ba’al Shem Tov: Manifestation of Shec...

Apr 13, 2022Comments off

  The holy Rebbe Rayatz once said: I will tell you a story about the holy Ba’al Shem Tov, about one of the three times

The Ba’al Shem Tov: Fear of Heaven

Mar 20, 2022Comments off

(Translated from Rabbi Ginsburgh’s book on the Ba’al Shem Tov, “Or Yisrael” Vol. 3, p.72). Translated from Rabbi Ginsburgh’s book on the Ba’al Shem Tov,

The Ba’al Shem Tov: Reflecting Divinity

Mar 13, 2022Comments off

(Translated from Rabbi Ginsburgh’s book on the Ba’al Shem Tov, Or Yisrael, vol. 3, p. 70). Once when the holy Ba’al Shem Tov was praying,

The Unsuspecting Hidden Tzaddik

Mar 06, 2022Comments off

The Ba’al Shem Tov had a chassid by the name of Herschel. He was a simple commoner and excelled in his fear of Heaven. For

The Ba’al Shem Tov’s Secret Marriage Ma...

Feb 13, 2022Comments off

Rabbi Avraham Gershon of Kitov was born to his father, Rabbi Ephraim, in Galicia. Rabbi Gershon was known as a Torah genius and great Kabbalist

Rabbi Yisrael Ba’al Shem Tov and the Hidd...

May 12, 2021Comments off

Rabbi Yisrael Ba’al Shem Tov was born to his parents, Eliezer and Sarah, on the 18th of Elul 5458 (1698). When he was a small

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