Besht


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Beshtbet shin tet (Rabbi Yisroel ben Eliezer)
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In contrast, the Besht sought to bring God to the common Jew, so he rejected their separatist nature.
whoever prepares himself to study for its own sake, without any alien intention, as I was warned by my great teachers in matters of Torah and Hasidism, included [among them] being my friend, the Hasid and the Rabbi, who is the paragon of the generation, our teachers and Rabbi Israel the Besht, blessed be his memory, let his desirable intention concerning study for its own sake be to attach himself in holiness and purity to the letters, in potentia and in actu, in speech and in thought, [so that he will] link part of [his] [lower] soul, spirit, [higher] soul, Hayah and Yehidah to the holiness of the candle of the commandment and Torah, [to] the enlightening letters, which cause the emanation of the influx of lights and vitality, that are true and eternal.
That's impossible, Uncle Davy" he said, " The Besht died in 1760.
In the 1760s and early 1770s, he led a formation which, after Salomon Maimon, could be termed a "New Hasidim" or an ecstatic group within Hasidism, (12) From it emerged the Hasidism which is now called Beshtian Hasidism (in Maggid's time, however, nobody had yet regarded Besht as its founder).
Okay I've had a little soshal drinkie tonight with my other besht friends who I don't know their names but I always ushually think that's when I do my besht work because it's when I feel good.
Prominent among the third generation of Hasidic masters, called Rebbes or Zaddikim, was Nahman of Bratzlav (1772-1810), a grandson of the Besht himself.
The answer, as the Besht recorded it, was that redemption would arrive "when your teachings are publicized and revealed to the world and your wellsprings will be spread to the outside.
The life and accomplishments of the Besht have been widely discussed among Jewish historians, with very little consensus.
His attempt to parallel late twentieth century Judaism with the time of the Besht and the Maggid reinforces this parallelism of his stories with theirs.
The Besht wanted to bring Heaven down to the people, while the Kotsker wanted to raise people to the Heavens.