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) 


Source sheets on immigrants and the stranger, in Torah, commentary, and Jewish law

"Loving the Neighbor/Loving the Stranger", from R' David Seidenberg, includes every Torah law that mentions the stranger and also includes discussion about God's image in every human being.

"Immigration in the Haggadah and Halacha", from R' David Siff, is a Sefaria text sheet and includes haggadah quotes and specific laws from the Middle Ages about migration between communities.



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