You are looking at “Shivhei Habesht for history?!?!?! Even if the ba'al shem tov existed, for which no proof exists, these texts aren't going to illuminate his biography. I wouldn't look to Hayyim Vital to give us the biography of Isaac Luria either. Or the Gospels to tell us about Jesus. Or Plato to tell us about Socrates's life. You miss the point of these texts entirely by trying to glean historical truth.
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Hostage-taking in French town ends, hostages safe (AP)
from the article: Mysteries of the Besht