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Every person"s guide to Shavuot

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Published by Jason Aronson in Northvale, NJ .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Shavuot.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-160) and index.

    StatementRonald H. Isaacs.
    SeriesEvery person"s guide series
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBM695.S5 I73 1998
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 201 p. ;
    Number of Pages201
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL374809M
    ISBN 10076576041X
    LC Control Number98036639

    Shavuot Summary. Date: Begins on the 6th of Sivan. Thus Shavuot has also come to be known as the spring harvest festival of firstfruits. The festival is a time of accepting religious obligations, the Mitzvot, and reaffirming our Covenant with G-d. the reading of this book, in which the birth of David is recorded, is appropriate to the.


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"Every Person's Guide to Shabbat" is unfortunately not in the same category. At the very least, an editor should have addressed grammar and writing style. If you're looking for a good book on the Sabbath, I'd recommend "Friday Night and Beyond" by Lori Palatnik, also published by Aronson/5(2).

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Every person's guide to Judaism. [Stephen J Einstein; Lydia Kukoff] -- An introduction to Judaism, discussing the customs, ceremonies, and life-cycle events, along with the Jewish calendar, the Sabbath, contemporary Jewish life, and related topics, and explaining the.

In traditional settings, the Book of Ruth is read on the second day of Shavuot. The book is about a Moabite woman who, after her husband dies, follows her Israelite mother-in-law, Naomi, into the Jewish people with the famous words “whither you go, I will go, wherever you lodge, I will lodge, your people will be my people, and your God will be my God.”.

The title is misleading: this book is addressed not to "every person", but to potential converts. It strikes a tone of enthusiasm that I found a little overbearing at some moments; but at the same time, the authors' engagement and celebratory attitude towards Jewish community is appealing/5.

So on Shavuot we are reminded that we need to open the book and spend some quality time, meaningful study time with the Torah. Practically speaking, this is the season to commit oneself to a regular time for Torah study. In every community there are so many options to choose from.

Wherever we are in our Jewish education, it must be ongoing. Shavuot (listen (help info)) or Shovuos (listen (help info)), in Ashkenazi usage, Shavuʿoth in Sephardi and Mizrahi Hebrew (Hebrew: שָׁבוּעוֹת, lit. "Weeks"), is known as the Feast of Weeks in English and as Pentecost (Πεντηκοστή) in Ancient is a Jewish holiday that occurs on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Sivan, meaning it may fall between May 15 and Observed by: Jews.

Shavuot is fast creeping up on us. It’s the holiday of decadent dairy indulgence, the time when one too many plates of cheesecake can wreak havoc on an unsuspecting Jewish stomach. The Yizkor memorial prayer service takes place on the second day of Shavuot in traditional synagogue settings, and in [most] Reform synagogues and in some Reconstructionist synagogues on the first and only day of Shavuot.

Excerpted with permission from Every Person’s Guide to Shavuot (Jason Aronson, Inc). Shavuot, also called Pentecost, in full Ḥag Shavuot, (“Festival of the Weeks”), second of the three Pilgrim Festivals of the Jewish religious was originally an agricultural festival, marking the beginning of the wheat harvest.

During the Temple period, the first fruits of the harvest were brought to the Temple, and two loaves of bread made from the new wheat were offered. Main Judaism Shavuot Guide for the Perplexed. every 7th year. Shavuot is celebrated 50 days following Passover, the holiday of liberty. "The Bible is a.

The Book of Ruth The Book of Ruth is recited on Shavuot night. In many synagogues it is read publicly on the second day of Shavuot. Why the Book of Ruth. Shavuot is the birthday and yahrtzeit of King David. Ruth and her husband Boaz were the King’s great-grandparents.

The scenes of harvesting described in the book of Ruth are. The ancient custom of reading Ruth on Shavu‘oth goes back to Talmudic times (cf. Sofrëim XIV, 18), at least was a Moabite princess so utterly devoted to her Jewish mother-in-law.

Shavuot is the culmination of the counting of the seven weeks, or forty-nine days, of the Omer. After counting the Omer, we arrive chronologically and spiritually at Shavuot, where we celebrate both the spring harvest and the day the Israelite people accepted the Torah from t is known by many names–Shavuos, the Festival of Weeks, the Jewish Pentecost, the Reaping.

Every Person's Guide to Judaism is an outstanding introduction to basic Jewish beliefs and practices. Authors Stephen J. Einstein and Lydia Kukoff describe a wide range of customs and rituals within the Jewish tradition, demonstrating the inherent connection between Jewish theology and daily living.

"Mordecai M. Kaplan has aptly described Judaism as an evolving religious 5/5(1). Shavuot is also sometimes referred to as the Feast of Weeks. Greek speaking Jews gave the festival the name Pentecost, since it occurs fifty days after Passover.

Shavuot is also the day when the Torah was given to the Jewish people by God, so the festival is also the festival of receiving of the Torah. Dawn of the sixth day of Sivan, in the year after the creation of the world. Thunder and lightning rent the air, and the sound of the shofar was heard growing strangely louder and louder.

All the people in the camp of Israel trembled. Then all was quiet again. The air was very still. The Biblical book of Ruth, which tells the story of a Moabite princess who went on to convert to Judaism, is read on Shavuot.

This is because the. Shavuot, the Festival of Weeks, is celebrated every year on the sixth and seventh day of the Hebrew month Sivan (and only on the sixth day of Sivan in Israel). Consult The Jewish Holiday Guide for exact dates.

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Related Books. Who Knows One?: A Book of Jewish Numbers. Shavuot is celebrated seven weeks following Passover. The Sabbath is the seventh day of the Creation — in a seven-day week. The. Shavuot commemorates the receipt of the Torah (the Five Books of Moses), which enshrines liberty and morality, as demonstrated by an entire night study on the eve of Shavuot (the “Enhancement of Shavuot,” Tikkun Leil Shavuot in Hebrew): *The liberty of the Land of Israel, which was initially pursued by Abraham the Patriarch 3, year ago.

Shavuot is a holiday celebrated by Jewish people. They celebrate it to remember the day God gave the Torah to the entire nation of Israel assembled at Mount Sinai, the holiday association between the giving of the Torah (Matan Torah) and Shavuot is not explicit in the Biblical text.

Shavuot is celebrated on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Sivan, which may occur on Observed by: Judaism and Jews. At Shavuot, we have the opportunity to understand it with our minds, connect with it in our hearts, and act on it with every aspect of our being.” ~ Rav Berg Traditionally, Shavuot commemorates an event that took place over 3, years ago.

The haftarah is taken from the second and third chapters of the Book of Habakuk. A long, complex, and very beautiful hymn known as Akdamut is read in many synagogues as part of the Shavuot liturgy. It is customarily chanted before the Torah reading on the first day.

It is also customary to read the Book of Ruth on the second day of Shavuot. Shavuot is one of three pilgrimage feasts that the Jewish people were commanded to observe at the Temple in Jerusalem, and it holds many points of significance. God instructed a holy gathering and declared that no regular work is to be done on Shavuot.

In Leviti God gave instructions for the Israelites to “count from the morrow after the Shabbat” after Passover, “seven complete.

SHAVUOT (PENTECOST) Shavuot is one of the seven feasts of the Lord found in Leviticus chap and it's importance is of paramount value, not only to the Jewish people, but also, to the Christian community. In the New Testament it is called 'Pentecost', due to the fact that its observance falls on the fiftieth day after the beginning of.

“Then celebrate the Festival of Weeks [Chag ha-Shavuot] to the LORD your God by giving a freewill offering in proportion to the blessings the LORD your God has given you.” (Deuteronomy ).

Last night, as the sun set in Israel and around the world, the Biblical holy day of Shavuot (Festival of Weeks) began. Many stayed up all night learning Torah to honor the day Moses.

Second—Shavuot was, and is, a holiday focused on harvest and firstfruits. Today this is largely acknowledged through the foods eaten, and the bringing of plants into the home.

Yet, harvest and firstfuits are still important to Shavuot, and the book of Ruth focuses on many points related to this theme. Shavuot ("weeks") is the second of the three Pilgrim Festivals (see also Passover and Sukkot).It follows Passover by 50 days and is also known in English as Pentecost from the Greek word meaning "fiftieth" (like the Christian Pentecost, which comes 50 days after Easter).It is also called the Feast of Weeks or Feast of the Harvest, because it originally marked the end of the seven.

Shavuot, as well, is a holiday of the present, symbolic of a Torah that's renewing itself on a “daily” basis, as the Zohar says, the Torah is given anew every day. The instructions for Shavuot are quite straight-forward and easy to understand. However, the making of the proclamation is something we could explore more.

Shavuot the Feast of Proclamation. Shavuot is also known as the Feast of Proclamation, partly because it is taught, that the Torah was proclaimed by YHVH on this day.

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Isaacs / Every Person's Guide to Hanukkah /. foods for Shavuot. Reading the Book of Ruth - The Book of Ruth is read for several reasons. In the story, Ruth arrives in the land of Israel around the time of Shavuot.

Her genealogy at the end of the book reveals that she is the great-grandmother of King David who died on Shavuot. And her acceptance of our people and our traditions is. Guide to Shavuot, Pentecost purpose and meaning: Shavuot - Pentecost,Shavuot in Temple Times,Why A Bread Offering?,Chag Hakatzir - The Harvest Festival,First Fruit Ceremony at the Temple,First Fruits Today, Zman Matan Torataynu - Anniversary of Receiving the Torah.

Along with the bread you shall present seven one year old male lambs without defect, and a bull of the herd and two rams; they are to be a burnt offering to the Lord, with their grain offering and their drink offerings, an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to the Lord.

You shall also offer one male goat for a sin offering and two male lambs one year old for a sacrifice of peace offerings. Shavuot is a one-day holiday (two in the Diaspora) with many names, dozens of traditions and recipes galore.

The hype surrounding the holiday — agricultural festivals at kibbutz and moshav communities, special lectures at synagogues and community centers, sales on everything white at shopping malls, cheaper dairy products at the supermarket, school plays and child-oriented.

But this is no ordinary study session: On Shavuot, it has become customary to study all night long. It’s a true Torah-filled sleepover where all kinds of wonderful learning can happen. For example, you might spend your Tikkun Leil Shavuot reading the Book of Ruth, one of Shavuot’s traditional texts.

(One of the possible reasons we read Ruth. Shavuot is the most important Jewish Holiday most people have never heard of.

From all night study sessions to mountains of cheese, Shavuot finds incredible ways to celebrate receiving the Torah. Therefore, the Hagada analyzes almost every word of the parsha of bikurim, fleshing out its meaning and placing it into proper context and understanding. In so doing, the Hagada unites the two holidays of Pesach and Shavuot into one time frame and spiritual unit.

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