Yartzeit of Besht

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The Yartzeit of the Baal Shem Tov:[1]

The Baal Shem Tov passed away on the 1st day of Shavuot in the year 5520. He was buried on the second day of Shavuos, the 7th of Sivan.[2] For this reason, it is proper to say over a teaching and story of the Besht during Shavuos.[3]


[1] Sefer Hasichos 1954 p. 140; Likkutei Dibburim 1:32; Likkutei Sichos 8:21

[2] See Likkutei Sichos 4:1031

[3] Sefer Hasichos 1944:140 that so is custom of Rabbeim; Toras Menachem 40:58 that since the Rebbe Rayatz told over this custom, it is proper that every person follow it.

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