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 Tov, died, 11 years after the death of his teacher...