Baal Shem Tov and Students

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Meet Breslev Israel!

The Jewish students of Hamilton were beside themselves in fear. In neighboring Toronto, Jews were attacked on campus during Apartheid Week. Then, Breslev Israel came to town…

The Matchmaker

One day, the Baal Shem Tov called Elimelech into his study for a serious talk. "You have now come of age. It is time for you to think of marriage…

The Shabbat Guest

Breslev Israel is delighted to present a new series for the whole family about the childhood of Rebbe Yisroel, lovingly known for posterity as the “Baal Shem Tov”…

The Orphan

In Reb Eliezer's house, however, there was no prosperity. His widow and their 5-year old son Yisrael – “Srulic” - didn't even have a crust of dark bread to eat…

Eliahu Comes Again

Five year old son Yisrael – “Srulic” – learns the secret of Kaddish from Elijah the Prophet, who descends from the upper worlds to teach the little orphan Torah…

The Werewolf

On Shavuot is the Baal Shem Tov’s yahrtzeit. In honor of this memorable day, we continue with the saga of his early years and wondrous deeds…