The Baal Shem Tov, or Besht —  the founder of Chasidism — 
met the soul of the Messiah during an ascent to heaven. 
The Besht asked him, "When will the Master come?" 
The Messiah answered, "When your wellsprings break forth to the outside!" 
(from a letter written by the Besht to his brother-in-law about one of his soul ascents) 

Teachings, Torah, and history of Tikkun Olam, "Repairing the World" 

Links to Reb Duvid's articles on Tikkun Olam

  • "29 Texts on Tikkun Olam" - published in Protocols
  • Book Review of To Heal the World? - published in Moment magazine
  • "A Tikkun for Tikkun Olam? How ‘To Heal the World?’ Corrupts Debate & Endangers Judaism" - published in the Jewish Journal
  • Tikkun Olam a liberal conspiracy? Fake Judaism? Let's ask the texts.
    Spiral Speak, Sam Brown, Abiquiu, New Mexico,

    Links to Tikkun Olam text study sheets and collections:

    Download these files from Google Drive (Hebrew + new English translation):

  • Rambam (Maimonides) on Tikkun Olam - longer and shorter versions
  • תיקון הטבע - Environmental tikkun, tikkun of the Earth/planet/Nature
  • "Loving your Neighbor" and social responsibility as Tikkun Olam - longer and shorter versions
  • A Brief History of Tikkun Olam - based on "29 Texts on Tikkun Olam")
  • A PDF of "29 Texts on Tikkun Olam" can be downloaded from
  • More Torah resources for Shavuot - including "An Offering in God's Image" about the first fruits, and text study comparing Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" with the Talmud and Zohar

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