DIVINE LIGHT – 10th Av, 5769
The Mystical Light of the Baal Shem Tov
ONCE, the Baal Shem Tov was outside the city of Mezibush with his students, and the time for Mincha1 arrived. His disciples said to him, “Rebbe, there is no water to wash our hands for Mincha.” The Baal Shem Tov took his walking stick and struck the earth and a spring of water burst from the ground. It flows until today, near Mezibush, and is called the Baal Shem Tov’s well. The Baal Shem Tov did many miraculous acts, the likes of which had not been seen since the days of the Tannaim2, Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai3 and Rabbi Chanina ben Dosa. All the miracles were as a result of his constant attachment to G·d.
1The afternoon prayer service
2Rabbinic Sages (700 CE-2000 CE)
3Author of Zohar 41st century 5Notzer Chesed, Chap. 6
Translation and Commentary by Translation and commentary by Rabbi Dr. Eliezer Shore.
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