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Israel ben Eliezer

[ben el-ee-ez-er, -ey-zer]
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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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