Israel ben Eliezer


Israel ben Eliezer

Israel ben Eliezer [ben el-ee-ez-er, -ey-zer] noun

  1. Baal Shem-Tov.

Baal Shem-Tov or Baal Shem-Tob [Ashkenazic Hebrew bahl shem-tohv, -tohv; Sephardic Hebrew bahl shem-tawv, -tawv] noun

  1. Israel ben EliezerBesht, c1700–60, Ukrainian teacher and religious leader: founder of the Hasidic movement of Judaism.

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