Tag Archives: Pentecost

Shavuot: Laws and Traditions

Shavuot (Pentecost) begins tonight. I have an incomplete (but complete enough) haggadah for Shavuot with information, readings, biblical meditations, and more. The link to the haggadah for Shavuot is here. And the following list of laws and traditions is something … Continue reading

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Shavuot and Pilgrimage to the Temple

The following is an excerpt from my 2008 book, Feast, available at lifeway.com: ……………………. A Pilgrim Feast In the really old days, before there was a temple, there was only a tent called the tabernacle. It moved from place to … Continue reading

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Shavuot: A Reading from 1954

Philip Goodman’s Shavuot Anthology, like all of his holiday anthologies, is worth its weight in twenty dollar bills. It is, unfortunately, out of print and available only used online. The reading I selected today is from a more modern writer, … Continue reading

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Five Days Preceding Shavuot, 1st of Sivan Today

On the third new moon after the people of Israel had gone forth out of the land of Egypt, on that day they came into the wilderness of Sinai. And when they set out from Rephidim and came into the … Continue reading

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Free Shavuot Resource

I just posted a free download on mountolivepress.com, my effort at serving Messianic Judaism with much-needed literature at low-cost (and some for free). What I have prepared is a Shavuot Haggadah. It is incomplete, but there is more than enough … Continue reading

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Shavuot and Mt. Sinai, Part 1

The Torah commands a positive mitzvah that we make known to our offspring from generation to generation all that transpired there [Mt. Sinai], both visually and audibly. There is a very great purpose to this mitzvah. –Maimonides You will not … Continue reading

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Shavuot and a Famous Prayer

If you have ever read bad religious poetry, it makes you appreciate all the more the relative handful of exquisite verses that can draw us in and transport us to paradise. At Shavuot we find one of those rare hymns … Continue reading

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