Tomb of the Baal Shem Tov. (Mendy Hechtman/FLASH90)

Years of searching for the cave where Rabbi Israel ben Eliezer Ba’al Shem Tov prayed and learned finally meet with success. The Rabbi Israel ben Eliezer, known as the Ba’al Shem Tov or Besht, was an 18th century spiritual leader and the founder of the Hasidic movement, which places greater emphasis on mystical thought and... Read more »

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