Baal Shem-Tov

or Baal Shem-Tob

[ Ashkenazic Hebrew bahl -shem-tohv, -tohv; Sephardic Hebrew bahl -shem-tawv, -tawv ]
/ Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈbɑl ˈʃɛmˈtoʊv, -ˌtoʊv; Sephardic Hebrew ˈbɑl ˈʃɛmˈtɔv, -ˌtɔv /

noun

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

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Baal Shem Tov

Baal Shem Tob

/ (bɑːl ˈʃɛm tɒv, ˈʃɑːm) /

noun

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