or Baal Shem-Tob
[Ashkenazic Hebrew bahl shem-tohv, -tohv; Sephardic Hebrew bahl shem-tawv, -tawv]
- Israel ben EliezerBesht, c1700–60, Ukrainian teacher and religious leader: founder of the Hasidic movement of Judaism.
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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.Puppets at Large
As ugly as the name, Besht, was the376 form of the founder and the order that he called into existence.History of the Jews, Vol. V (of 6)
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.