Tradition of the Torah on Shavuot

Tradition of the Torah on Shavuot

Despite many attempts to convince me that Moses received the Torah on Shavuot, I remain unmoved in my conviction.  I agree with the following article by Rabbi Hillel Hayyim Lavery-Yisraeli  who points out that if God wanted us to know, He would have told us.  After...
Shavuot Part  5: Lessons Learned

Shavuot Part 5: Lessons Learned

Romans 15:4 For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.  We’ve recognized that Scripture does not validate the belief that Shavuot is the anniversary of God’s gift...
Shavuot Part 4: Jewish rituals today.

Shavuot Part 4: Jewish rituals today.

Most of modern Jewish rituals are based on the traditional belief that Moses received the Torah on Shavuot. In the Home: Unlike other Jewish feasts, there are no rituals prescribed by the rabbis for the home.  But LIKE other Jewish holidays there are traditional...
Shavuot Part 3: Jerusalem Circa 32AD

Shavuot Part 3: Jerusalem Circa 32AD

In the days between Passover and  Shavuot in 32 AD, the city of Jerusalem must have been abuzz with excitement, confusion, and caution.  The memory of Passover and the crucifixion of Jesus were still on the minds and in the hearts of many. Jerusalem was under the firm...
Shavuot Part 2: Jewish Tradition

Shavuot Part 2: Jewish Tradition

Jewish tradition regarding Shavuot has become very ingrained not only among the Jewish people, but also among followers of Jesus (both Jews and Gentiles.)  We can only speculate the basis for this tradition because even biblical scholars cannot agree.  Nor is there...
Shavuot Part 1: The Biblical Foundation

Shavuot Part 1: The Biblical Foundation

The Lord’s festival of Shavuot (aka Pentecost) is the only holiday celebrated by both Jews and Christians.  Of course, each community has different perspectives, explanations and rituals. Although they are celebrating different events, both are celebrating an...

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