Issues 09:09 What Happened to Shavuot?

Weak on the Feast of Weeks or Whatever Happened to Shavuot?
Author: Rich Robinson

The meaning behind Shavuot, an overlooked-but-major Jewish holiday and its fulfillment.

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Shavuot Customs

It is customary to read the Ten Commandments in the synagogue in keeping with the tradition of linking Shavuot to the Giving of the Law. We read the book of Ruth at Shavuot for three reasons. The setting of Ruth is the harvest. She became a follower of the God of Israel, just as Israel […]

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Vaysechvoos

There wasn’t much pride among the people of Vaysechvoos. If they were proud of anything, it was that every man could read Hebrew, every woman could at least read Yiddish and each child could recite the alef bais (alphabet) by the age of five. Most villagers chanted their prayers by heart, and when it came […]

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