Baal Shem Tov - Legacy


The Baal Shem Tov directly imparted his teachings to his students, some of whom founded their own respective Hasidic dynasties. These students include:

  • Rabbi Yaakov Yosef of Polonoy (1710–1784)
  • Rabbi Ze'ev Wolf Kitzes of Medzhybizh (~1685-1788)
  • Rabbi Yechiel Michel of Zlotchov (1721–1786)
  • Rabbi Dov Ber of Mezeritch (1704–1772) traced to King David by way of Rabbi Yohanan, the sandle-maker and master in the Talmud
  • Rabbi Pinchas of Korets (1728–1790)
  • Rabbi Nachum Twerski of Chernobyl (1730–1797) founder of the Chernobyl Hasidic dynasty.
  • Rabbi Leib of Shpola (1725–1812)
  • Rabbi Avraham Gershon of Kitov, brother-in-law of The Baal Shem Tov (1701–1761); descendant (possibly the grandson) of Shabbatai ha-Kohen (“the ShACh”) (1625–1663).
  • Rabbi Meir Margolius of Ostroha
  • Rabbi Moshe Chaim Ephraim of Sudilkov/Ephrayim of Sudylkov (his grandson)
  • Rabbi Boruch of Medzhybizh {his grandson}
  • Rabbi Meir Hagadol of Premishlan (1703–1773)

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