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Baal Shem Tov
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Israel Pickholtz
2017-12-19 18:20:32 UTC
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The wife of a cousin of mine is the descendant of a woman named BALSAM.
She says she has heard that BALSAM is from "Baal Shem" and signifies a
descendants of R' Israel, the Baal Shem Tov.

Does anyone here know is this is correct and if there is a reliable outline if his
descendants?

Israel Pickholtz
Jerusalem

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Harvey Morris Kabaker
2017-12-20 20:50:20 UTC
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Hello, Israel,

Have you asked this question in the Jewish Genealogy Portal on Facebook?

Off the top of my head, I'd say this is a fantasy. But I'm not an expert.

On geni[dot]com are a multitude of special projects tracing rabbinical
dynasties, scholars and other notable Jews, including a family tree for
Rabbi Yisrael ben Eliezer Isseries, "Baal Shem Tov." Many experienced
researchers (about 80, at last count) have had their hands on this
curated profile, so I'd consider the work reliable.

Of 2,298 profiles in his list, the surname Balsam doesn't appear. Given
names are harder to research but not impossible.

Harvey Kabaker
Silver Spring, MD
Post by Israel Pickholtz
The wife of a cousin of mine is the descendant of a woman named BALSAM.
She says she has heard that BALSAM is from "Baal Shem" and signifies a
descendants of R' Israel, the Baal Shem Tov.
Does anyone here know is this is correct and if there is a reliable
outline if his descendants?
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