Chassidic researchers claimed that they have discovered the meditation cave of Reb Yisrael Baal Shem. The Baal Shem Tov was known to have spent much of his time doing hisbodedus, davening and learning Torah in the mountains and a cave near the Ukrainian city of Kuty.
Jewish researchers from Vizhnitz began searching for the legendary cave about two years ago, using various descriptions passed down during the course of centuries.
Rabbi Yisrael Meir Gabbay, head of the “Oholei Tzadikim” organization, is credited with locating the cave near the Vizhenka River, which the Baal Shem Tov would use as a mikve.
Gabbay purportedly identified the cave by utilizing various technological devices, and now plans to build a road that will allow visitors to access it.