Re: תשובה: [Cz-L] The Legend

Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:35:47 +0300
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The Baal Shem Tov was from a humble poor family,
  His motives were sincere, The Jews needed a miracle maker.
  But many followers were not so .
    Some very rich came to the Zadik for advice about investments
 in the stock exchange.
   If successful the Zadik would be accordingly compensated.
   They built palaces and large Hasidim quarters.
     They could afford it.
      Even today if a Hasid must undergo surgery his Rabi must approve.

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Subject: תשובה: [Cz-L] The Legend

Whatever the learned or hereditary Rabbis thought or said about the Baal
Shem Tov, I can only recall - with intensive pleasure - the wonderful
mornings or afternoons I spent on a bench in the Schiller Park - which was a
few minutes walk from my home in Althgasse 7 - with my grandpa, absorbing
the marvelous stories about the miracles performed by the Baal Shem Tov. At
the age of 5 or 6, all these fantasies were so real, especially since the
storyteller knew his trade - or perhaps even believed in it (he was a
Nadworner khusid) .
Of course there was a specific purpose in telling the stories, and
captivating the imagination and attention of the little kid, who was loathe
to take anything substantial into his mouth (unbelievable today, but I
recall vividly that I sat at a separate table in the kitchen, with my
kinderfraeulein supervising my hour-long attempts to swallow a little food -
with a threatening hazelnut rod lying besides the dish...).
But there, in the Schiller park, I swallowed in minutes the delicious toasts
prepared by my grandpa, with plenty of butter inside, and plenty of garlic
rubbed in on both sides of the toast . Those were the days of magic....

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