Daily Teachings of The Baal Shem Tov – 27th Kislev, 5773

Daily Teachings of The Baal Shem Tov:

“The Baal Shem Tov was particular to put on his tefillin at the beginning of the prayer service, prior to reciting the first paragraph of Shema and Korbanos [sacrificial offerings].”
(Pe’er L’Yesharim 78; Ta’amei HaMinhagim, Birchos HaShachar)

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Daily Teachings of The Baal Shem Tov – 23rd Kislev, 5773

Daily Teachings of The Baal Shem Tov:

“He was accustomed to begin the prayers of Kabbalas Shabbos in the early afternoon.”
(Mishmeres Shalom 26; Shiv’chei Baal Shem Tov 212; Adas Tzaddikim)

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Daily Teachings of The Baal Shem Tov – 22nd Kislev, 5773

Daily Teachings of The Baal Shem Tov:

“Before going to sleep, one should contemplate that his consciousness is returning to the Holy One, blessed be He, in order to be strengthened anew in Divine service.”
(Tzava’as HaRivash 22)

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Daily Teachings of The Baal Shem Tov – 21st Kislev, 5773

Daily Teachings of The Baal Shem Tov:

“On Hoshana Rabbah, the disciples of the Baal Shem Tov would come to him to discuss any questions of unusual difficulty, for at that time his mind was exceptionally lucid, and he could see from one end of the earth to the other.”
(Netzer Chesed)

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Daily Teachings of The Baal Shem Tov – 20th Kislev, 5773

Daily Teachings of The Baal Shem Tov:

“The holy Rabbi Yisrael, the Maggid of Kozhnitz, said in the name of the Baal Shem Tov that one should not wish another person l’chayim over beer.”
(Sifran Shel Tzaddikim 1:8, cited in Sefer Baal Shem Tov, Pekudei, 3)

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Daily Teachings of The Baal Shem Tov – for 19th Kislev, 5773

Daily Teachings of The Baal Shem Tov:

“It was the custom of the Baal Shem Tov to recite the Hashanah supplications immediately after Hallel.”
(Rabbanei Medzhibuzh)

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Daily Teachings of The Baal Shem Tov – for 17th Kislev, 5773

Daily Teachings of The Baal Shem Tov:

“He and his followers did not wear tefillin during the intermediate days of Pesach [Chol HaMoed] , in conformity with the view of the Zohar and many Rishonim.”
(Imrei Pinchas 751; Shiv’chei Baal Shem Tov 6; Shulchan HaTahor, Hilchas Tefillin 31:1, Ze’er Zahav 1)

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