December 6, 2010 in

A member of a devout Jewish religious group that focuses on spirituality and deep worship of God. The Baal Shem Tov founded the Chassidic movement in the 1700’s and emphasized the ability of all Jews to grow closer to God in everything that they do, say, and think. The movement was prominent in Poland before the war. Many of its devotees and leading rabbis were killed during the Holocaust.

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