Meaning of Baal Shem-Tov

Baal Shem-Tov

Pronunciation: (Ashk. Heb.bäl' shem'tōv', -tōv"Seph. Heb.bäl' shem'tôv', -tôv"), [key]
— (Israel ben Eliezer) (“BeShT”),
  1. c1700–60, Ukrainian teacher and religious leader: founder of the Hasidic movement of Judaism.
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