Shavuot/ Pentecost

Question: How should you celebrate Shavuot? In Hebrew Shavuot means “weeks” or “feast of weeks”. The Greek name for Shavuot is Pentecost or “the fiftieth day” because it falls on the 50th day.  The festival of Shavuot marks the completion of the seven-week counting period between Passover and Shavuot. This is a time to celebrate the giving of the Ten …

Bamidbar (In the desert)

Numbers 1:1 And יהוה spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the Tabernacle of the Congregation, on the first day of the second month, in the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying, 2 Take you את־ the sum of all the congregation of the Children of Israel, after their families, by …

ACHAREI MOT (after the death of Aaron’s sons)/ KEDOSHIM (sacred ones)

Leviticus 16:1 And יהוה spoke to Moses after the death of the two sons of Aaron when they offered sacrifices before יהוה and died; 2 And יהוה said to Moses, speak to Aaron your brother, so that he does not come at all times into the sacred place within the veil before the mercy seat which is upon the Ark, …