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Besht

[besht]
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noun
  1. Baal Shem-Tov.
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Baal Shem-Tov

or Baal Shem-Tob

[Ashkenazic Hebrew bahl shem-tohv, -tohv; Sephardic Hebrew bahl shem-tawv, -tawv]
noun
  1. Israel ben EliezerBesht, c1700–60, Ukrainian teacher and religious leader: founder of the Hasidic movement of Judaism.
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Historical Examples

  • Although I do me besht wid the washin' an' ironin', so I do!

    Randy of the River

    Horatio Alger Jr.

  • You've got to find out your client's shtyle of Art firsht, and then carry it out in the besht possible manner.

  • As ugly as the name, Besht, was the376 form of the founder and the order that he called into existence.

  • Baer developed the doctrine of Besht, laying particular stress upon the principle of Tzaddikism.

  • About 1740 Besht chose for his permanent residence the small Podolian town of Medzhibozh.