The Baal Shem Tov Foundation
The fundamental purpose of the Baal Shem Tov Foundation is to spread the teachings of the Baal Shem Tov through the world in order to bring the Moshiach. This idea is supported in the letter (known as the Epistle among Chassidim) from the Baal Shem Tov to Gershon Kitover. To accomplish this task as quickly and easily as possible, I propose the following program. Initially, groups of scholars will begin to gather and catalog all information about the Baal Shem Tov. This will be inclusive of both spiritual teachings and historical documentation. Moreover, the scholars will begin translating the material as needed. All of this material will be posted on and available without charge from baalshemtov.com. Also, these scholars will be available to conduct classes and answer questions in their area of expertise though the agency of the Internet.
A Center For Learning and Growth
A Baal Shem Tov Center will be established, presently in the Cleveland area, with a group of Rabbis and others to develop and implement special projects designed to spread the Baal Shem Tov’s teachings worldwide. These special projects are now conceived as placing strong emphasis on the arts, i.e. music, drama, storytelling, and painting to transmit the message of the Baal Shem Tov. It is believed that music is a most important component of transmitting the message into the soul. Therefore, programming will emphasize each person’s development of musical ability.
The Center will also train and place specially trained teachers into Jewish schools with a large operating budget to teach students to use musical instruments, to sing and dance, and perform music all relating to stories and teachings of the Baal Shem Tov. Basically, the programming would emphasize playing instruments and doing art work of any kind to transmit the message of the Baal Shem Tov. Naturally there, would be contests and generous rewards.
World Wide Broadcasting
The Center will operate a cable station to broadcast aspects of the previously mentioned work in conjunction with other studiesBuild the Star including Chumash, Tanya, Siddur, Rambam, Laws of Shabbos and Yom Tov, and Mezuzah. These subjects are to increase the knowledge base of our Jewish brethren and will be taught with an emphasis of serving Hashem with a Joyful Attitude (Simcha) in accordance with the most fundamental teaching of the Baal Shem Tov.
World Wide Mezuzah Campaign
The Baal Shem Tov Center will also focus on promoting and running the World Wide Mezuzah Campaign initiated on August 31, 1998 in the memory of the sweetest soul whose loss is felt very deeply by many inquiring souls, Rabbi Dovid Blank ben Chana, he should be remembered for blessing. The goal of the campaign is for every Jew in the world to have a Mezuzah on their door. This will unite all Jews together as one soul family in preparation for the revelation of the Moshiach.
To date, the Baal Shem Tov Foundation is incorporated in Ohio as a non-profit and has received Recognition and Exemption under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. In addition to the Baalshemtov.com web site, the www.mezuzah.net web site is provided to promote the World Wide Mezuzah Campaign.
The Mezuzah: A Spiritual Connection For All Jews
The purpose and thrust of the Mezuzah.net site will is to be the most drugs onlinee authoritative source for any information relating to Mezuzahs. This includes sources, laws, education, worldwide use statistics, and all up to date information which other Mezuzah Jews (those Jews that have Mezuzahs) will find of interest. We at the Foundation look forward to others joining us in this great, holy endeavor of joining with other Jews worldwide both on the Internet as well as by the spiritual connection through the mezuzah.net, i.e. having a mezuzah up by your door, to increase the flow of spiritual Mezuzah power into our Jewish soul family so that we can have the strength to lead the changing of world consciousness to Moshiach Consciousness, the golden age all mankind eagerly awaits.