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Meet Ruth, King David, the Baal Shem Tov, and other personalities associated with the holiday of Shavuot.

Shavuot Personalities

Shavuot Personalities

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Ruth the Moabite Convert is one of the central personalities of the holiday of Shavuot. Who was this special woman? Wwhy did she merit to become the "mother of royalty"? And what's her connection to Shavuot?
Shavuot is the anniversary of the passing of King David. Read about this loyal shepherd boy who was chosen by G-d to shepherd His people and be the founder of the royal House of David.
Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov (1698-1760), Founder of the Chassidic Movement
Learn about the life and teachings of Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov, the 18th century mystic who permanently changed the Jewish landscape.
Meet Ezekiel and Habakkuk, the prophets whose words we read in the haftorahs of the two days of Shavuot.
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