Reb Meir Hagadol And The Baal Shem Tov

Once, in the early days of the tzadik Reb Meir Hagadol* (the grandfather of the well-known tzadik R’ Meir of Premishlan), he came to a certain city.  During his stay there, he was invited to a seudat mitzvah (a mitzvah meal) in honor of the brit milah (circumcision) of one of his followers.

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Tale Of The Baal Shem Tov Told By The Alter Rebbe

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The Alter Rebbe, author of the Tanya, while still a student of the Maggid of Mezritch, heard his master relate a tale of his master, the holy Baal Shem Tov. Before the Baal Shem Tov became famous it was his custom to wander from town to town and village to village dressed as a simple villager.

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