Tikkun Leyl Shavuot*: An exploration of ideas and Jewish texts  

When:  Tuesday, May 30th, 7:30 pm ’til the wee hours

Where:  A private home in the Tri-Valley

Session topics to be posted in mid-May.  Teachers include Rabbi Dan Goldblatt, Jamie Hyams and Jennifer Santer (list in formation).

Shavuot commemorates both the wheat harvest in the Land of Israel, and the giving of the Torah to the assembled Jewish people at Mt. Sinai.   *The practice of staying up all Shavuot night to study Torah – known as Tikkun Leil Shavuot has its source in the Midrash, which relates that the night before the Torah was given, the Israelites retired early to be well-rested for the momentous day ahead. They overslept and Moses had to wake them up because God was already waiting on the mountaintop. To rectify this perceived flaw in the national character, many religious Jews stay up all night to learn Torah. (Wikipedia)

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