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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Now that's Epic

*Click here for a synopsis of what Shavuot is*

Shavuot can be described simply in 7 words. Three important ones, and three not so important ones. :)

Celebration of the Giving of the Torah

What: Biblically, Shavuot is a celebration of the first fruits of the harvest. But today, it is also the big letters above. Oh, Check out Leviticus 23 for the command of Shavuot. We read the book of Ruth, we read the ten commandments and about the event itself, we do no work, and we eat dairy. Check out the site in the link above for more on that.
Where: Mount Sinai, in the second and third temples, in the synagogues, in our homes.
When: According to the scholars, 50 days after the Exodus from Egypt, on Passover. Also, after the counting of the Omer. Also when The Ruach haKodesh (holy Spirit) descended on the talmidim of Yeshua (disciples of Jesus) in the Brit Chadasha (new testament).This year, May 18-20, Sivan 5 and 6, 5770
Who: The Torah was given to Moshe and all the people of Israel. It is said that at that time, all the souls of those who would accept the Torah were there, from their unborn children to me (as an example).
How: With thunder lightning and voices on the mountain :)

CELEBRATE!!!! Its part of the commandment!!! : D
All the holidays commanded in the Torah are amazing and incredibly meaningful and beautiful. But, Shavuot is the day we formally received all those commandments and incredible holidays. The other holidays are BIG DEALS, but Shavuot? The giving of the holy Torah itself? A time when all souls were before G-D? When G-D was visibly present to all the people of Israel? When we received the guidelines for life, living, and human relations, plus so much more? Now that's epic.

I hope all you Torah observers have a lovely Shavuot, and to the rest of you amazing people, have a great week and I will catch up with you on Thursday night!


  1. Interesting... I don't know much about the Biblical feasts, but am going to be learning about them sometime this fall. I bought a copy of A Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays and am hoping it will shed some light on a subject which I am very ignorant of!

  2. Awesome post! "and we eat dairy" oh yes!

  3. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I'm Jewish too.

  4. Ive never heard of this... I will have to look it up and research it some!


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