Posts tagged Shavuot

Emor (Say)

Emor

Leviticus 21:1 to 24:23 Torah commands us to celebrate several festival holidays. Through the years these festivals have changed significantly to meet the needs of the contemporary times. This week’s text continues the section of Torah known as the Holiness Code. It is composed of a large collection of laws and commandments from God that […]

B’midbar (In the wilderness)

B'midbar -In the Wilderness

Numbers 1:1 to 4:20 This week we begin a Book of Torah with two common titles … a Hebrew title – B’midbar (in the wilderness) and an English title – Numbers. Each give us a different perspective to the Book. Like many portions of Torah… and the titles of the Books… the name is based […]

Sefirat HaOmer – Torah In Haiku

To count the omer … You need a minyan of hands … Seven weeks, plus one — Starting on the second night of Passover we count seven weeks, a period called the omer. The fiftieth day is Shavuot (literally “weeks”) the only holiday in the Torah whose date is not mentioned. Rather it is determined […]

Emor (Say)

Leviticus 21:1 to 24:22 The text provides details on the major harvest festivals that brought the Israelites closer to God through offerings at the Temple. Today these holidays mark the Exodus and giving of the Ten Commandments. They also provide an opportunity to examine our own spiritual lives and, like the Israelites of Biblical times, […]

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