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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Calling for photos of hats for each Chasidic sect. I'll feature a different one every month and ask who knows whose it is. The one below is round like a Satmar's, but with a slight crease on top from front to back. Can you identify it?



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