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Shavuot Videos

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Trustees of Torah
Shavuos celebrates the Giving of the Torah at Sinai. Jews in every generation gather to hear the reading of the Ten Commandments, for on this day they receive renewed strength in their mission to brighten G-d’s world.
Torah Scholarship: Not for Men Only
The Rebbe’s annual pre-Shavuos address to women
In this day and age, women and girls–even very little girls–study parts of the Torah which in the past they’d rely on their husbands or brothers to know.
Underage Underwriters
A 60-Second Clip
The Mitzvah ATM is about to dispense the Torah in honor of the holiday of Shavuot. One snag, though: It wants trustworthy guarantors...
The Mystery of Shavuot
The Torah’s Great Omission
Ask any child what we celebrate on Shavuot, and the obvious answer is the giving of the Torah at Sinai; yet the Torah makes no mention of it. How do we make sense of this glaring omission?
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A short overview of the customs and meaning of the holiday of Shavuot, celebrating the giving of the Torah.
Infinite Wisdom
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Infinite Wisdom
The Torah... A Mitzvah that Unifies and Informs
G-d, who formed and created man and all that exists, shares His wisdom, understanding and knowledge with us through the Torah, enabling us to maximize our potential and fulfill our life's purpose.
Ten for the Price of One
Yitro Parshah Report
The Parshah Report this week has been preempted by an infomercial. Get your credit card ready.
Moses For President
Jono speaks to the American people about his "Moses '08" presidential campaign, which was first introduced in the Tzivos Hashem Kids! Magazine.
What If the Torah Was Given on the Moon?
Join Eli, Ezzy and Dina on a quest around the universe
How the Jewish People Received the Torah
History and Facts by Dina
Jono’s Little Mountain Song
Behar Parshah Report
Jono learns a lesson about being humble when he has to dress up in a very cute little mountain costume and sing an adorable little song. Oh, and no monologues this week.
Facts about Moses
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Facts about Moses
Shavuot: The Beauty of Torah
On Shavuot we celebrate the giving of the Torah through expressing our great appreciation of the Torah’s beauty.
The Deed: Torah Study
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Torah Study
More Than a History Book
The Torah is more than a history book. It is G-d’s instructions to humanity. It tells us how to maximize our potential on this earth.
The Sinai Experience
What We Heard and Saw at the Giving of the Torah
Gain insight into the transformative nature of the giving of the Torah at Sinai.
The Milky Way
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The Milky Way
Customs of Shavuot
An overview of some the unique customs associated with the holiday of Shavuot, along with their practical reasons and spiritual explanations.
The Day the Heavens Opened
The Jewish people studied Torah and observed its precepts long before they actually became obligated in them at Sinai. Moreover, the Ten Commandments were composed largely of laws already commanded to the non-Jewish world. What, then, was so important about the giving of the Torah at Sinai?
Why G-d Gave Us So Many Mitzvahs
Preparing for Shavuot
The Rebbe speaks to children about the preciousness of Torah, urging them: "Bring your friends to hear the Ten Commandments."
A Voice with No Echo
At the Giving of the Torah, G-d’s voice was heard throughout all of creation proclaiming, “I am the L-rd your G-d Who took you out of Egypt.” Is this really G-d’s greatest accomplishment? Why didn’t He say, “I have created heaven and earth?”
When Was the Torah Given?
Shavuot and the Giving of the Torah
In the Talmud, there is a dispute between the sages as to what date the Torah was given at Sinai. According to one opinion, Moses added an extra day of preparation before the giving of the Torah. How could Moses depart from G-d's timeline?
A Vision for the Ages
The Haftorah of Shavuot
Why Ezekiel’s vision of the “divine chariot” is the chosen haftorah reading on Shavuos, when it would appear that other scriptural passages that refer directly to the giving of the Torah would make a more appropriate choice, inasmuch as Ezekiel makes no such reference at all! (Based on Likkutei Sichos, vol. 33, p. 18.)
The Torah: Given by G-d
Many claim to know what happened millions of years ago. Yet regarding what took place only over 3320 years ago, the giving of the Torah by G‑d, doubt is raised. If you’re in doubt, here’s something to consider.
The Ten Commandments
Understanding G-d’s Ten Proclamations at Sinai
A series of classes on the “Ten Commandments” that were given to the Jewish people at Sinai. Each class focuses on one of the “Ten Commandments.”
Megillat Rut in Depth
Study the Book of Ruth
Explore in vivid detail the courageous story of Rut the convert who sacrificed everything to become part of the Jewish People. This text based study of the book of Ruth draws from the classical commentaries and presents its inspirational relevance.
Intermediate Talmud: The Giving of the Torah at Sinai
Talmud Tractate Shabbat, Chapter 9
In this Talmud class we’re onto a Shavuot track with teachings from Tractate Shabbat that narrate the events surrounding the revelation at Sinai.
Chosen People
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Chosen People
The Shavuot Offerings on a Weekday?!
In explaining why the sacrifices that a Jew was obligated to offer in the Temple in honor of Shavuos were not offered on the holyday itself but during the weekdays which follow, this class offers insight into the nature of G-d’s choice of the Children of Israel.
Eat, Eat, My Child
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Eat, Eat, My Child
The Essence of Shavuot
If one had a disturbingly ominous dream, Halachah allows one to fast even on a Sabbath or Festival – notwithstanding the obligation to feast on these days – since the person is distressed over his dream, he would derive 'pleasure' from fasting and not from eating. The one exception to the rule is Shavuot—the Festival of the Giving of the Torah. On Shavuot one must eat! This appears strange, given that all the other festivals celebrate a physical, bodily salvation, whereas Shavuot marks the giving of the Torah—a profoundly spiritual event?! The answer explores the nature of pleasure and the essence of Shavuot. (Likutei Sichos vol. 23 pp. 27)
In the Shadow of the Mountain
Preparing to Receive the Torah
Soon after the Jewish people arrived at Mount Sinai, the final stages to receive the Torah began to unfold in earnest. This talk explores two views on the nature of these special days and what exactly is required of us as we prepare to receive the Torah anew this year. (Sefer Hasichos 5750)
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