These Torah experiences include both texts and narrative, to provide learners with a guided tour through a topic. Study on Shavuot or prepare for the holiday in advance with these Torah journeys from an all-star lineup of educators.
Shavuot - the holiday which marks our personal engagement with the Torah, as well our collective march towards the final redemption - is born out in the ideas found in the Book of Ruth. Explore those messages with me as we prepare for Z’man Matan Torateinu.
Why did Rabbi Akiva's students die between Pesach & Shavuot? Because a chosen people who seek to embrace a covenantal relationship must learn to respect the other. Thoughts on Sefirat HaOmer and how Rabbi Soloveitchik & Rav Moshe Feinstein taught us what mutual respect looks like.
With the war in Ukraine, riots in Jerusalem, an unstable global economy and uncertainty in Israel's government, we are in a holiday season where peace and tranquility seem to be in rare supply. My thoughts on Pesach, Shavuot and some perspective to this turbulent time in history.
This text originally appeared as a chapter in Gleanings:Reflections on Ruth published by by Maggid Books and YU Press, the full book can be purchased here: https://korenpub.com/products/gleanings-reflections-on-ruth
This mekorot sheet is an accompaniment to a recorded shiur by Rabbi Sacks that can be viewed at http://rabbisacks.org/a-life-of-vertical-horizontal-responsibility-shavuot-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/.