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
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 AlterRebbe (18 Elul 5505 —24 Tevet 5573  was the founder of Chabad and the author of the Shulchan Aruch Harav and the seminal
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
Who serves God better than the Ba'al Shem Tov? Rabbi Ginsburgh delves into the deep, messianic meaning of this Ba'al Shem Tov story.
When the Ba’al Shem Tov was about ten years old, he was already a member of the company of hidden tzadikim. At seventeen years old,
Translated and excerpted from Rabbi Ginsburgh’s book, ‘Or Yisrael,’ Volume 3 page 30. Rabbi Gershon of Kitov once asked the Ba’al Shem Tov to arrange