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Shavuot this year is on May 18-20, 2010
Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov: Commemorating 250 Years since his passing (1760-2010)

The first day of Shavuot this year – Sivan 6, 5770 - May 19, 2010 – marks the 250th anniversary of passing of Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov, founder of the chassidic movement.

Through his teachings – through his passionate love – the Baal Shem Tov permanently transformed the Jewish landscape. Forevermore changed was the conventional perspective on G-d, the Torah, the Jewish nation, and every one of G-d’s creations—and the essential unity within all these previously-thought-to-be disparate components.

BONUS VIDEO: The Birth of Chassidism & The Baal Shem Tov: Historical Overview