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

Q&A: Memory and Reality

Mar 06, 2022Comments off

Q: How does memory affect reality? A: The fact that memory affects reality, or is reality itself, is one of the basic teachings of Chassidut,

The Ba’al Shem Tov: Your Soul will Teach ...

Feb 27, 2022Comments off

Translated and excerpted from Rabbi Ginsburgh’s book on the Ba’al Shem Tov, Or Yisrael vol.II, p.188.   Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe

No Such Thing as Coincidence: By Rabbi Yitz...

Feb 21, 2022Comments off

Translated from Rabbi Ginsburgh’s book, “Or Yisrael” Part 2, page 129.   Once the Ba’al Shem Tov was visiting the holy congregation of Nemerov, and

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

Q&A: Who can Rectify our Situation?

Jan 23, 2022Comments off

Q: If the Ba’al Shem Tov foresaw the troubles that would befall the Jewish people, and he himself was unable to fix the souls of

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