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Today on Tablet, James Winchell on Timothy Levitch

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Timothy “Speed” Levitch has become something of a star thanks to the internet, Richard Linklater, and his own strange prowess as a tour guide. Today on Tablet, James Winchell reports on what makes him tick.

But what about the core of Mr. Levitch’s own soul, which clearly he has also been “re-writing” for decades? Where does his scholarly, yet freely associative, intuitively analogous and intensively inter-textual thought process take root? One surprising—or not so surprising—answer: Hasidism and tales about Israel Baal Shem Tov (1700-1760, by acronym the Besht), its founder.

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Today on Tablet, James Winchell on Timothy Levitch

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