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Shavuot: An Overview

May 18, 2015, by

Shavuot, along with Passover and Sukkot, is one of the three Biblical pilgrimage festivals. It is celebrated on the 6th of Sivan in Israel, and the 6th and 7th of Sivan in the diaspora. The Bible describes Shavuot as an agricultural holiday: the festival of Reaping (Jeremiah 5:24, Deuteronomy 16:9-11, Isaiah 9:2). Seven weeks were counted from […]

Shavuot: The Scandalous Backstory of Ruth & Boaz

May 18, 2015, by

Why do we read the book of Ruth on Shavuot and how do we understand the whole seduction story. Where is the story coming from? Learn the Book of Ruth with this video presentation by Rabbi David Fohrman like you never have before and discover why it’s read on Shavuot. See more on Aleph Beta.

Mirror Parallels

May 2, 2013, by

  Previous video                                                                                               Next video The Ten Commandments’ prominence in Judaism and in Western Civilization has been trumpeted in movies, and throughout history. But what spiritual message do the Commandments teach us? The Commandments and their deceptively simple structure betray deep meaning and the underlying principle of Judaism. View the video here. Aleph Beta Academy: […]

Two Tablets

May 2, 2013, by

How are the Ten Commandments spiritual? Explore the central principle of Judaism at the heart of the Ten Commandments.

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