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Hassidim Seek to Bring Remains of Baal Shem from Russia to Israel

July 8, 1964
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The Hassidic Organization in Israel published an appeal today for formation of a committee to bring to Jerusalem from Russia the remains of the Baal Shem Tov, founder of the Hassidic movement.

The remains of Rabbi Israel Ben Eliezer, who founded the movement in Russia where he died in 1760, are buried in Uman, Soviet Ukraine, The Soviet Government last year permitted American Hassidim to visit his grave in Uman.

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