Your Virtual Shavuot Box holds many ways to celebrate this holiday. Choose what nurtures you. Eat, listen, watch or read. Chag Sameach!
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Devon Spier’s prayer/poem filled with smoke and thunderous sound explores the awesome yearning for revelation of Torah and self. Sourced from Ritualwell
Debbie Friedman’s (z”l) timeless adaptation of Talmud Berachot 17a blesses us all with the light of Torah. (For the audio, scroll down to the bottom of the lyrics.) Sourced from Ritualwell
Susan Sapiro “reveals” how in ways unprecedented in Jewish history, women are renewing their connection with Sinai through study and engagement of Torah. Sourced from Ritualwell
Using art materials and creativity, Rabbi Bec Richman leads us in a meditation practice that can re-energize our spirits and offer insight into the work to which we are called. Sourced from Ritualwell
Adva Chattler opens her kitchen to share a Persian Mizrachi delicacy for Shavuot — mashka duah, a yogurt-based spread that can also be made into a refreshing drink. Sourced from Ritualwell
According to Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben, revelation is a tricky thing — an “aha moment” to which, if and when it comes, we need to pay attention. Sourced from ReconstructingJudaism.org
Nancie S. Martin’s poem, alive with images of peace and our desire to quietly sit under the fig tree, offers a kavanah, an intention, before singing the words from Isaiah, “Nation shall not lift up sword against nation.” Sourced from Ritualwell
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