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 wilderness of Sinai, they encamped in the wilderness; and there Israel encamped before the mountain. –Exodus 19:1-2
Today is the first day of the third month, Sivan 1, 5769.
It is the anniversary of Israel arriving at the base of Mt. Sinai and the first of five days preceding Shavuot (Pentecost, arrives Thursday, May 28, at sunset).
These are five days of preparation for the festival and each has its own spiritual significance. You can prepare yourself and enjoy a little study to elevate your thought-life. In the free download I am offering below, just look for a section called “The Five Days Preceding Shavuot” which will engage your heart and mind for each of these five special days.
You can view online or print out the Shavuot Haggadah here: