According to Chabadpedia, the following comprises the signature of Rabbi Yisrael ben Eliezer, the Baal Shem Tov:

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Is this actually the Baal Shem Tov's signature? Where was it copied from? The article does not say, and I am curious as to whether or not we know for certain that this is his.

closed as off-topic by rosends, sabbahillel, mbloch, רבות מחשבות, DonielF Feb 1 '18 at 18:54

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    he wrote a bunch of stuff, like letters. Likely from those. (As an aside, see this nice exhibit on him here: web.nli.org.il/sites/NLI/Hebrew/digitallibrary/gallery/jewish/…) – רבות מחשבות Jan 31 '18 at 23:09
  • Note the signature is also on the normal Wikipedia. – ezra Feb 1 '18 at 1:42
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    To those who have voted to close, why? This question is not about Jewish individuals (although on face-value it might look so), but rather about the source, perhaps in a sefer or elsewhere, as to how they know this is the Baal Shem Tov's signature. – ezra Feb 1 '18 at 1:43
  • @ezra What does knowing whether a signature belongs to a particular Jew about Judaism? – rosends Feb 1 '18 at 2:15
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    אפילו שיחת חולין של תלמידי חכמים צריכה לימודא שנאמר ועליהו לתרופה – kouty Feb 1 '18 at 3:46

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