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Baal Shem-Tov

[Ashkenazic Hebrew bahl shem-tohv, -tohv; Sephardic Hebrew bahl shem-tawv, -tawv] /Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈbɑl ˈʃɛmˈtoʊv, -ˌtoʊv; Sephardic Hebrew ˈbɑl ˈʃɛmˈtɔv, -ˌtɔv/
noun
1.
(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

/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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