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Parashat Shavuot 5783

7 Sivan Are we willing to grow? This week as we celebrate Shavuot (Pentecost in Greek), I was reminded of my experience when I got married. Our sages say that this period is a time of immense joy, which is why it is called a Chag, a celebration. We have reached our goal of counting […]

Shavuot 5781

Shavuot is one of the lesser known of the seven Biblical Festivals even though it is one of the “Shalosh Regalim” – Three Pilgrimage Festivals (Pesach, Shavuot, and Sukkoth). It was at these Chaggim – special Holidays that the Israelites would travel up to Jerusalem to celebrate and bring their extra offerings to the Temple, […]

Shavuot Second day 5780

“We will Do, and We will Obey” Sivan 7 5780 Due to Shavuot this portion lies outside the regular Torah readings and speaks of bringing a second tithe for those who have special needs such as the widow, the orphan and the foreigner. The Creator wants us to give with a willing heart, not out […]