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Who was the closest talmid / follower to the Baal Shem Tov?
Who was the closest talmid / follower of the Vilna Gaon?

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  1. The closest talmid of the Ba’al Shem Tov was probably the Magid from Mezeritch – Rabbi Dov Ber (1704-1772)

    The closest talmid of the Vilna Gaon was Rav Chaim of Velozhin (1749-1821)

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