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Inside Private Hasidic Sabbath Dinner As A Non-Jew 🇺🇸

Video from Peter Santenello

"Join me as we go into the closed-off world of Shabbos (Sabbath) to see what Hasidic Jews do during a 24-hour period away from technology and the outside world." from video introduction.

"Hasidim belong to a movement that was founded by Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov, who taught love, joy and humility—both in our service of G‑d and in our treatment of fellow human beings.

In the early 1700s, in the area today known as the Ukraine, a young orphan boy named Israel ben Eleazar loved to wander into the forest, even sleeping there overnight. His father’s last words echoed in his mind, “Fear nothing, fear no one, but G‑d Himself, and love every Jew as you love yourself.”

Eventually, he met up with a network of hidden tzadikim (“righteous ones”), who traveled throughout Eastern Europe, encouraging Jews to be better Jews and lifting their spirits. Israel rejected the harsh reproaches that had become standard fare of traveling preachers. Instead, he spoke of G‑d’s love for every Jew, and how much He treasured their every good deed.

By 1740, he was known as “the Baal Shem Tov” (“Master of the Good Name”), and settled in Medzibuz, where thousands came to hear his teachings. The Baal Shem Tov taught that every Jew, scholar and simpleton alike, could connect with G‑d through learning Torah and doing mitzvahs with love, joy and simple, earnest humility..." from the article: 17 Facts Everyone Should Know About Hasidic Jews

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