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Shavuot 2011

Shavuot: Love Lessons From A Cosmic Marriage

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 08.07.2011 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

Love is about choosing time and time again to stay in the relationship. Shavuot returning in its annual cycle is an opportunity to renew the marriage vow that was made the previous year.

Shavuot: Remembering Sinai And Foreign Workers

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 08.07.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

The lesson of Shavuot is that at the very moment when we embrace God, we need to think of the foreigners, the illegal workers, and the migrants -- and embrace them as God has embraced us.

Teaching Our Children: Ethics And Shavuot

Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster | Posted 08.07.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster

We must recommit to teaching through our actions that every human being, even our enemies, are created in God's image.

Finding The Divine In Community On Shavuot

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 08.07.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

On Shavuot, we are reminded that our communal effort to bring healing to the planet and fellow human beings is covenantal work imbued with the spirit of the Divine.

What God Isn't: A Shavuot Reflection

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 08.05.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

The Torah teaches that the earliest civilizations knew God's unified nature quite well but that there was an unfortunate descent of comprehension over the generations.