ISRAEL ben Eliezer Ba'al Shem Tov


ISRAEL ben Eliezer Ba'al Shem Tov
(1700-1760)
   founder of HASIDISM in Eastern Europe. In the mid-1730s he revealed himself as a HEALER and LEADER of a movement which grew rapidly. Folk-tales about his life and teachings show his personal charm, and magnetism, and ecstatic personality. He advocated DEVOTIONAL JOY and contributed greatly to the revitalization of JUDAISM.

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  • Israël ben Eliezer — Baal Shem Tov Ce portrait souvent considéré comme celui d Israël ben Eliezer, serait en réalité celui de Rabbi Falk, le Baal Shem de Londres. Rabbi Israël ben Eliezer (רבי ישראל בן אליעזר), né en 1698 à Okop (Podolie) mort le 22 mai 1760 à… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Israel ben Eliezer — /ben el ee ez euhr, ay zeuhr/. See Baal Shem Tov. * * * …   Universalium

  • Israel ben Eliezer — /ben el ee ez euhr, ay zeuhr/. See Baal Shem Tov …   Useful english dictionary

  • Israel ben-Eliezer Baal Shem Tov (Besht) — (c. 1700–60)    Founder of Chassidism. The facts of the Baal Shem Tov’s life are overgrown with a dense thicket of legend. He left no writings of his own, except possibly some letters. The sources about him were the oral traditions of his… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Israel ben Eliezer — biographical name circa 1700 1760 Ba‘al Shem Tov Polish Jewish religious leader …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Baal Shem Tov, Israel ben Eliezer (Besht; Israel ben Eliezer) — (1700 60)    Polish spiritual leader, founder of Hasidism. He was born in Podolia and lived in the Carpathian mountains. He emerged as a healer and spiritual leader and travelled about curing the sick and expelling demons and evil spirits. In the …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Shem Tov Ben Joseph Falaquera — Shem Tov Shem Tov est un nom hébraïque, signifiant le Bon Nom, c est à dire la bonne renommée. On dit que certains d entre eux sont d ascendance davidique. Les guérisseurs sont souvent désignés comme porteurs de bonne renommée (Baal Shem Tov), d… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Israël ben Elizer — Baal Shem Tov Ce portrait souvent considéré comme celui d Israël ben Eliezer, serait en réalité celui de Rabbi Falk, le Baal Shem de Londres. Rabbi Israël ben Eliezer (רבי ישראל בן אליעזר), né en 1698 à Okop (Podolie) mort le 22 mai 1760 à… …   Wikipédia en Français


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