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Tikkun Leil Shavuot: Torah Study (On Zoom)

Sunday, May 16, 2021 5 Sivan 5781

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Torah self-consciously reports (Exodus 24:7) that when the people of Israel, standing at the foot of Mt. Sinai, heard the beginning of Revelation in the commanding voice of the Holy One, they responded (in Hebrew of course) Na’aseh v’nishmah! Literally, this means: We’ll Do it! Now Let’s Hear it! On the surface this seems to be a mistake, since this normally one needs to hear and understand something before one can do it. This unusual phrase stimulated the imagination of the rabbis, leading them to search in the Torah itself for clues and to suggest a diverse set of possible scenarios, each of which suggests a different understanding of what it means to “receive” Torah in our world and in our lives. Don’t be surprised if their answers pull on sources as diverse as the Song of Songs, the Book of Judges, the primeval chaos before the Big Bang, and even “Death of a Salesman.”

Join Rabbi Tom Gutherz for this study session using the Zoom link shared in the special Shavuot email.

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Sun, May 16 2021 5 Sivan 5781