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Shavuot

Parasha Thoughts By Rabbi Yosef Shemtov Shavout is the fiftieth day after the Exodus from Egypt. On this day the nation of the sons of Yaakov became Jewish by accepting the Torah. The whole purpose of Hashem taking Beni Israel out of Egypt was to give them the Torah. The midrash says G-d also offered the Torah to all other nations but each one asked, “What is written in the Torah? ”G-d answered, “You shall not kill, nor steal, nor do adultery…” They answered, “Sorry we can not accept. Stealing is our job and adultery is our fun and killing is our nature.” However, the Jews never asked what was written in the Torah and they said, “Na’aseh ve nishma,”…

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Shavuot