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Baal Shem-Tov



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

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