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  Tevet 24, 5773 , 06/01/13

200th Anniversary of Passing of Ba'al Hatanya Marked

Masses of hasidic Jews from all over in the world gathered in Haditch, in the Ukraine, Sunday, to mark the 200th anniversary of the passing of the first Lubavitcher rebbe, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi.

The rabbi was known as the Ba'al Tanya for his work, Likkutei Amarim, which is commonly known as "the Tanya" for its opening word, which means, "it was taught." The Tanya was written 215 years ago.

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