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Jewish Holidays

What to Learn Shavuot Night

May 8, 2018, by

What is the REAL reason we stay up all night on Shavuot? What should one learn on Shavuot night? According to the Shelah, Tikkun Leil Shavuot is obligatory. What is the justification for not saying it? We received Torah Shebichtav on Shavuot, shouldn’t that be what we learn Shavuot night? Download the mekorot here Shiur provided […]

Topics for Shavuos Study

April 26, 2018, by

If you would like to learn a selected topic on Shavuos night but don’t know where to begin, look no further! Rabbi Immanuel Bernstein has prepared a number of topics, adapted from his book Journeys in Talmud, designed to guide users through the primary Gemaras, the positions of the Rishonim and selected insights of the Acharonim. […]

Shavuot: Chag HaKatzir and Zman Matan Torateinu

April 11, 2018, by

What is the relationship between Shavuot and Matan Torah? Torah SheBichtav presents Shavuot as Chag HaKatzir, thanking Hashem for the harvest and cycle of nature. Sefirah in the Torah has nothing to do with Matan Torah, it links the korban omer to the wheat harvest.

Shavuot and Matan Torah: An Uncommemorated Event

October 3, 2017, by

When the Torah wishes to inform us of the ‘historical’ reason for a holiday, it certainly knows how to do so. Take for example the two other pilgrimage holidays – “chag ha’matzot” & “succot”: Even though these holidays are also presented from their ‘agricultural’ perspective (see Shmot 23:14-17), the Torah  informs us of their historical […]