Tagged ‘Shavuot’

A D’var Torah for Shavuot – 5783

May 24, 2023 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Haggim

Click here for an audio recording of this D‘var Torah A D’var Torah for Shavuot By Rabbi Ira J. Dounn (’17) Forty is the number of transformation in the Torah. And there are even too many examples to list! It rained for 40 days and 40 nights to transform the antediluvian … Continue reading »


Shavuot 5780

May 28, 2020 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Haggim

A D’var Torah for Shavuot By Rabbi Heidi Hoover (’11) Most of us experience moments of transcendence in our lives. A moment of transcendence could be the first moment you realized you were in love with your partner. Or the … Continue reading »



June 9, 2016 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Haggim

by Rabbi Isaac Mann The Rabbis of the Mishnah and Talmud refer to the holiday of Shavuot not by its usual Biblical name — Hag ha-Shavuot — but by the term Atzeret (see e.g. Rosh Hashanah 16a and Pesahim 68b), which is … Continue reading »



May 20, 2015 | Filed in: Haggim

Sinai and the Chariot: Two Guided Visualizations for Shavuot Rabbi Jill Hammer Both the revelation at Sinai and the revelation of Ezekiel represent profound moments in the history of connection between human being and the Divine. The two visualizations below are … Continue reading »



November 5, 2014 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Haggim

Shavuot-Meditation on the Mountain Rabbi Jill Hammer   1. “The Eternal called to him from the mountain, saying: ‘Thus shall you say to the house of Jacob, and speak to the children of Israel: You have seen what I did … Continue reading »



May 24, 2012 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Haggim

Shavuot: A Voice that Does Not Cease By Rabbi Len Levin “The Lord came down upon Mount Sinai” (Exodus 19:20) I love blintzes and cheesecake. The rabbis based the custom of eating dairy foods on Shavuot on the verse: “Honey … Continue reading »



May 27, 2009 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Haggim

Standing at Sinai By Rabbi Michael G. Kohn For me, the festival of Shavuot is a riddle shrouded in mystery, wrapped in an enigma. Although it is fixed in our modern calendars as the sixth day of Sivan, no such … Continue reading »


Shavuot 5767

May 21, 2007 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Haggim

Shavuot By Rabbi S. Robert Waxman, AJR ’79 During these weeks since the Festival of Passover we have been moving toward Shavuot ‘ Pentecost, the Festival of Weeks, the time of the giving and receiving of Torah. What is Torah? … Continue reading »



June 1, 2006 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Haggim

By Jonathan Zimet On Shavuot we recall, and re-enact, the revelation event of our history. There, in the desert, we see a large group of ex-slaves, traveling by foot. Then, on just three days notice, they experience something so awesome … Continue reading »