Shavuot

Shavuot: What is it?

I love Shavuot. It is one of the three pilgrimage holidays when Jews in ancient times traveled to Jerusalem to offer a special sacrifice at the Temple. If you read Arthur Waskow’s Seasons of our Joy, you’ll learn about the activities that took place in the ancient Temple. It was magnificent and makes you want…

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Shavuot Community Events 2011

What is it? Tikkun Leil Shavuot From Sunset to Dawn, Tuesday, June 7 through Wednesday, June 8 Shavuot is traditionally considered to be the anniversary of the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai. Tikkun Leil Shavuot (“a fixed set of readings for the night of Shavuot”) is the custom of staying up all night…

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Blintzes for Shavuot

I love blintzes and like many holiday foods, you can make them year round. Blintzes Batter for the crepe: 1 c. milk (or water) 1 c. flour 4 eggs ½ t. vanilla Dash of salt Add the eggs one by one to the flour, beating constantly. Gradually add milk, beating. Stir in salt and vanilla….

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Try out this holiday: Shavuot

Shavuot is one of the three pilgrimage holidays described in the Torah (Bible). In ancient times Jews traveled to the Temple in Jerusalem for a massive holiday celebration. A terrific source of description for the holiday is in Arthur Waskow’s book, Seasons of Our Joy. Imagine a huge bar-b-que with your extended family, neighbors and…

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Shavuot

Tonight is Shavuot and study sessions will take place at synagogues everywhere. You can read about the holiday, its history and traditions at www.myjewishlearning.com. Tikkun Leyl Shavuot – A Community-wide Celebration and Night of Study Join in a community celebration and night of Torah study, a spiritual journey bringing together Jews with varied perspectives and…

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Spring Holidays

Holidays just ahead: Lag B’Omer and Shavuot Lag B’Omer One-day suspension of the traditional mourning period during Sefirat HaOmer (“The Counting of the Omer”). On this day, a plague afflicting Rabbi Akiva’s students ceased. Also commemorates Bar Kochba’s recapture of Jerusalem from the Romans. Celebrated with picnics and nature outings. Sefirat HaOmer is a seven-week…

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