Shavuot – Why Keep It a Secret? Rabbi Grunstein discusses how the date of Shavuot is determined, why Shavuot is shorter than the other holidays, why it has no unique mitzvah, and why the Torah doesn’t mention that Shavuot is when the Torah was given.
Rav Herschel Schachter gives a Shiur on understanding the Kabbalat HaTorah. Given Monday, May 22, 2006. He discusses 3 themes: 1) Hashem didn’t give the oral law to Moshe word for word. 2) The treaty with God is really on the oral law. 3) The Torah consists of everybody’s insights.
Sefira: The Countdown to Shavuot – Given by Rabbi Paysach J. Krohn, noted author and mohel. Part of the exclusive OU Torah Dimensions series on Pesach Themes. We can’t be ready for the Torah without being complete in your interpersonal interactions. This is why R’ Akiva’s students passed away before Shavuot.