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) 

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B'tseis Yisroel

A nigun for B'tseit Yisrael, "When Israel went out of Egypt...", the second Psalm of Hallel. On Pesach we say Hallel both evening and morning. I recorded this version from Yitzchak Schonfeld during our pre-Pesach Borough Park field trip, where I collected "V'hi She'amdah".



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