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Shavuot: (lit. “weeks”) The one-day holiday (two in the Diaspora) commemorating the Giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. This late-spring holiday commences on the fiftieth day (the morrow of seven “weeks”) following the second day of Passover.
And How Is Shavuot Celebrated?
The Torah was given more than 3,300 years ago. Every year on the holiday of Shavuot we renew our acceptance of G‑d’s gift, and G‑d “re-gives” the Torah. Learn how to celebrate this special holiday . . .
The celebration of the giving of the Torah
A Shavuot Wonderland for kids: Holiday guides, videos, recipes, stories, games, arts & crafts, and more!
Dairy Delights
Many reasons are suggested to explain why we eat dairy foods on Shavuot. Of all the classic reasons offered, the one that appears to be the simplest is strangely absent. This class will explain why, and in so do doing will address the great mission of the...
Every year on Shavuot we renew our acceptance of the Torah, and G‑d “re-gives” it to us anew.
Why celebrate the giving of the Torah at Sinai?
The Secret of Shavuot
Unity and differing opinions in Torah
As One Man with One Heart
Understanding the nature of differing opinions in Torah, and how the Halachic ruling does not favor one view and reject the other, but rather unites them both.
The Shavuot Offerings on a Weekday?!
Chosen People
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 ...
Letters and Numbers of the Festivals
The Innovation of Shavuot
Each holiday has its special mitzvah that is unique to the respective festival (like shofar on Rosh Hashana, matzah on Passover etc.). Yet, it seems we don’t find in the Torah any particular mitzvah for Shavuot?!
A Chassidic Perspective on Shavuot, Part 2
Sinai: Total Transformation
Shavuot, when we received the Torah at Sinai, is the culmination of the Exodus on Passover. Yet, on Passover we stay clear of the smallest amount of chometz, but on Shavuot two loaves of leavened bread were offered in the Holy Temple.
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