Baal Shem-Tov

or Baal Shem-Tob

[ Ashkenazic Hebrew bahl-shem-tohv, -tohv; Sephardic Hebrew bahl-shem-tawv, -tawv ]

noun
  1. Israel ben Eliezer; "Besht", c1700–60, Ukrainian teacher and religious leader: founder of the Hasidic movement of Judaism.

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British Dictionary definitions for Baal Shem Tov

Baal Shem Tov

Baal Shem Tob

/ (bɑːl ˈʃɛm tɒv, ˈʃɑːm) /


noun
  1. original name Israel ben Eliezer ?1700–60, Jewish religious leader, teacher, and healer in Poland: founder of modern Hasidism

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