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Exodus 19:1-20:23

Rabbi David Gedzelman explores the Book of Ruth with an eye toward structures of covenantal openness, societal protection and compassion towards the other.

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Exodus 19:1-20:23

Revelation did not just happen at Sinai, says Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben. It is present in each of our lives, if we open ourselves to listen.

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Exodus 19:1-20:23

The story of Ruth, read on Shavuot, provides a powerful model for welcoming newcomers to the Jewish people. 

Shavuot, Peoplehood
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Exodus 19:1-20:23

Reconstructionist Jews believe that the Jewish people created the Torah and the Torah, in turn, has created and recreated the Jewish people throughout history. Shavuot, the festival of giving and receiving the Torah, should be central to our communal life. 

Shavuot, Theology
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Exodus 30:11-34:35

A study sheet on the two sets of tablets in the Sinai/Golden Calf story.

Shavuot, Shavuot, Textual Sources
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Numbers 1:1-4:20

Study sheet on the significance of having received the Torah at Mt. Sinai, in the wilderness.

Shavuot, Textual Sources
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Exodus 19:1-20:23

Rabbi Jeffrey Schein has created this suite of educational resources on Jewish peoplehood, under the auspices of the Kaplan Center for Jewish Peoplehood.

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Numbers 1:1-4:20

Shabbat Bemidbar usually falls near Shavuot: the day traditionally designated as the anniversary of the revelation of Torah at Mt. Sinai. According to a midrash, Shavuot is like the wedding anniversary of God and the Jewish people.

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