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The Role of Children

The Role of Children


When the Torah is read in the synagogue on Shavuot, we experience anew the Sinaitic transmission of the Torah by G‑d. Just as the Sinai event was attended by every Jewish man, woman and child, so too, every Jewish person should make every effort to be present in a synagogue on Sunday, June 12, 2016, as the Ten Commandments are read from the Torah.

There is also special significance to bringing children, even the youngest of infants, to hear the Ten Commandments.

Before G‑d gave the Torah to the Jewish people, He demanded guarantors. The Jews made a number of suggestions, all rejected by G‑d, until they declared, “Our children will be our guarantors that we will cherish and observe the Torah.” G‑d immediately accepted them and agreed to give the Torah.

Let us make sure to bring along all our “guarantors” to the synagogue on the first day of Shavuot.

Click here for the Shavuot Kids Zone.

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June 7, 2011
Torah giving for all humanity
The giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai has been the moment when also the Seven Law for Noahide were reloaded within oral Torah!
So all the nations should guarantee the pillars of Torah, by spreading the Divine Code of the 7 Law all around the world.
Chag Sameach!
Roberto Ben Noah
Bologna, Italy
May 28, 2009
praise the name of G-d
Very good information, for a jewish person who like myself was not brought up jewish, I read things like this, I get so Blessed, we serve and alwsome G-d. may you all be Blessed in thjis season of shavout, study Torah and Love G-d with all your heart and your fellow man, SHALOM.
frank morris
May 8, 2007
I think it is truly wonderful that children have such a grand meaning on this holiday.
Jordon Grubic
Rockville, Maryland
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