27 Apr Kabbalat Shabbat and a celebration of Shavuot on Zoom with The Makor Center — May 14th at 7:00PM!
In the early days Shavuot, the Festival of First Fruits, marked the spring harvest. Because it occurred just fifty days after Pesakh, the time of the Exodus, rabbinic Judaism identified Shavuot as the day of Moses’ descent from Mount Sinai with the Torah, the revealed word of God. It became a time when congregants gathered to hear the Ten Commandments. In Jewish Science we see the Torah as a symbol of wisdom and truth, and as a source of information about the Jewish people.
Shavuot is regarded as a feast of knowledge and learning – a time to discover our literature, from the Bible and the Talmud, to the writings of our founders, the Lichtensteins, and all the other thinkers of our people. Typically dairy foods are eaten. One explanation for this is that the Torah is likened to milk, as this verse from the Songs of Songs says, “Like honey and milk [the Torah] lies under your tongue” (Song of Songs 4:11). Just as milk has the ability to fully sustain the body of a human being, so too does the Torah and our other spiritual writings provide the “spiritual nourishment” necessary for the human soul.
Service will be led by Rabbi Scott Matous
All are welcome!
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