This Day in Jewish History 1772: The Maggid, Untrained Successor to Baal Shem Tov, Dies

The ascetic Dov Ber taught that everything in creation is a manifestation of God.

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December 4, 1772 (or December 15, in the Julian calendar), is the date on which Dov Ber of Mezeritch, the successor to Hasidism’s founder, the Baal Shem...