Re: [Cz-L] Mikwe of Baal ShemTov, foot of the Nimchich pass in Vizhenka

Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:19:47 +0300
To: "Shelley" <>, "Bruce Reisch" <>

If so the Ehpes can adopt this version if all the members agree,

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From: "Shelley" <>
To: "Bruce Reisch" <>
Cc: "Jerry Lapides" <>; "CZERNOWITZ-L"
Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 6:19 AM
Subject: Re: [Cz-L] Mikwe of Baal ShemTov, foot of the Nimchich pass in

Chabad seems to agree with Bruce: "Israel Baal Shem Tov was born on
the 18th day of Elul in the year 5458 in a little town called Okup

Wiki also agrees on the location of his birth: Okopy Świętej Trójcy,
Podolian Voivodeship, Kingdom of Poland


On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 5:22 PM, Bruce Reisch <>
> Hi Jerry,
> YIVO encyclopedia says that the Baal Shem Tov was born in Okopy, lived for
> a time in Tluste and had interactions with people from Kuty/Kitev.
> <>
> What source do you have that says he was born in Kuty?
> All the best,
> Bruce

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