New Video Teaches Children About the Baal Shem Tov

An exciting new kids’ video series called Tales of the Baal Shem Tov is now available from Torah Luminations, the producers of the popular “Maharal and Golem of Prague” DVDs.

An exciting new kids’ video series called Tales of the Baal Shem Tov is now available from Torah Luminations, the producers of the popular “Maharal and Golem of Prague” DVDs.

The first episode of Tales of the Baal Shem Tov was just released, and is available for online streaming or download for offline viewing.

In this 32-minute episode entitled “Reb Yoel Baal Shem Scares the Shaydim”, the history of the Baal Shem Tov is shared by an elder chosid who is sitting around a campfire with the cheder boys from Team Tzaddikim. He shares the origins of the Baal Shems starting with Reb Eliyahu Baal Shem and introduces our story with Reb Yoel Baal Shem. 

Plot Summary: In this story, we meet a chosid by the name of Reb Boruch. In the village of Posen where Reb Boruch lives, he and seven other families are being harassed by mysterious noises and happenings in their apartment building. This building was owned by Reb Tuvia and Sara Gitel Goldshmidt, A”H.

Reb Boruch goes to Reb Yoel Baal Shem for yechidus. It is revealed in yechidus that these strange noises were created by “non-kosher” speech. Watch, laugh and learn how the families and village are saved by Reb Yoel Baal Shem’s advice. Look for the special song and cute dancing performed by these fun-loving, mischievous Shayddim!

It’s All About Chinuch and Making Yiddishkeit Real

For girls and boys, ages 4 through 13+, these videos bring the adventures and teachings of the Baal Shem Tov to life! These videos are reviewed and approved by Rabbonim as well as Mechonchim. This Episode 1 of “Tales of the Baal Shem Tov” creates opportunities for families to discuss by the dinner or Shabbos table, the beautiful Torah lessons that are so vividly portrayed such as:

  • Why does a chosid go to his Rebbe for advice?
  • How does our speech affect where we live?
  • How does the Kedushah of Torah and Divrei Torah purify and illuminate our space?
  • Today, Shayddim are no longer in places where people live, thanks to the Baal Shem Tov.
  • And many more lessons!

These videos take Yiddishkeit fundamentals that are often abstract for kids and brings them down to earth, with day-to-day examples instead. Torah Luminations’ mission is “We Make Yiddishkeit Real”. 

Many of the lessons from Torah Luminations’ videos will be highlighted on the newly launched @torahluminations Instagram page! Torah Luminations will also be offering exclusive content to @torahluminations followers such as:

  • Sneak peeks to upcoming Torah Luminations’ videos.
  • Instagram story books from our Torah Luminations’ videos

So be sure to visit Torah Luminations on Instagram @torahluminations and become a follower to get free access to exclusive content as well as public content posted daily!

“Tales of the Baal Shem Tov Episode #1” is part of an ever-growing library of videos offered on for $19.99 a month. Your monthly subscription pays for continual access to this Torah centric and visual chassidus video library of classic Jewish stories. Subscribers are not locked into a contract and can cancel at any time. Torah Luminations’ goal is to release a new video almost every month. Our Episode #2 of Tales of the Baal Shem is scheduled to be released in time for this Chanukah, BZ”H.

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