[ besht ]
/ bɛʃt /


Definition for besht (2 of 2)

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 /


Israel ben EliezerBesht, c1700–60, Ukrainian teacher and religious leader: founder of the Hasidic movement of Judaism. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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