Tuesday, June 12, 2007

A Well Outside Mezhibuz

Wikipedia: "A hand-dug well just outside of Medzhibozh thought to have been dug by the Baal Shem Tov himself. The well still flows clean water."

Does anyone know the story behind this well and whether the Baal Shem Tov actually dug it?


At June 12, 2007 at 10:23:00 AM EDT, Blogger A Talmid said...

I know there is a well or stream in or near Mezibuzh that is attributed to the Baal Shem Tov, and considered sacred even by the non-Jews there. I've heard that many people still go there. The story behind it is that the Baal Shem Tov wanted to daven Mincha with his talimidim there but they couldn't find water to wash there hands before davening. So the Baal shem Tov hit the ground several times with a stick and a well formed, enabling them to wash their hands befor davening Mincha.

At June 12, 2007 at 11:46:00 PM EDT, Anonymous A Yid said...

I don't remember about the stick, but I saw this story somewhere. Do you remember the source?

At June 13, 2007 at 8:19:00 AM EDT, Blogger A Talmid said...

I heard it over from people who were in Mezibuz. I didn't know about when I was in Mezibuz. I did a search and found mention of the story at this page on Baal Shem Tov.com , near the bottom of the page.

At June 13, 2007 at 3:34:00 PM EDT, Blogger cherev joav said...

B'rov Oz V'shalom.
More to that. There is no stream or well in medzibuz. In fact the fountain and the BEST' zt'zkl mikvah what he was digging himself is in the carpathian mountains, in the city of Borsa. High up in the hillside. And the small village of okup. Borsa is the first place in the chasidishe derech. It in the way from maramaros sziget, Dragomiresti, etc. I am usually visit the places and know well all the sites.
Bruhe ve'haclohe
avi danziger
Budapest, hungary

At June 19, 2007 at 8:31:00 PM EDT, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

I found this in Mishkanosecha Yisroel:

Many Chassidim drink from its waters and maintain that it is a segula for gashmius and ruchnius.


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