Ba’al Shem Tov

The Ba’al Shem Tov’s Gift of a Dry Sukk...

Sep 14, 2021Comments off

The Ba’al Shem Tov requested something of his brother-in-law, Rabbi Gershon of Kitov, who fulfilled his request. “What can I give you in return for

The Ba’al Shem Tov and the Alter Rebbe: D...

Aug 24, 2021Comments off

The 18th of Elul is the birthday of the founder of Chassidut, the Ba’al Shem Tov and the founder of Chabad, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of

Serving God in Each Dimension

May 26, 2021Comments off

The Ba’al Shem Tov teaches that reality is comprised of three dimensions: Worlds, Souls, and Divinity. We have to be present in each dimension and

Orders of the Triple Torah

May 12, 2021Comments off

From Rosh Chodesh Sivan, the third month of the Jewish year, we begin to prepare ourselves to receive the “three-faceted Torah” as it is described

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

Where is Zaideh? The Secret of a Name

Apr 07, 2021Comments off

 Suffering causes the power latent in the Jewish people’s collective soul to be revealed from its potential state. Salvation is not something external to the

The Alter Rebbe: How the Ba’al Shem Tov S...

Jan 06, 2021Comments off

The AlterRebbe (18 Elul 5505 [1745]—24 Tevet 5573 [1812] was the founder of Chabad and the author of the Shulchan Aruch Harav and the seminal

The Ba’al Shem Tov: Rejoice and Dance

Sep 02, 2020Comments off

When the Ba’al Shem Tov was ten years old, he was already a member of the cohort of hidden tzaddikim. When he was seventeen, he

Chai Elul and Rosh Hashanah

Sep 01, 2020Comments off