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Shavuot Thoughts

Shavuot Thoughts

By Rabbi Yosef Shemtov: This Monday and Tuesday we celebrate the chag of Shavuot, the day that Benei Israel received the Torah. On the first night, it is customary to stay up and learn Torah all night in order to show our love for Torah and to acknowledge all our blessings come from Torah study. Beni Israel left Egypt on the first day of Passover and HaShem commanded them to count 50 days in order to prepare for the magnificent day of receiving the Torah. The purpose of the Exodus was that the Torah be given to Beni Israel. They saw many miracles such as the splitting of Yam Soof, the clouds of glory, the falling of the man, and…

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