From Duty to Community and Back

From Duty to Community and Back

May 29, 2015 By Nigel Savage | Commentary | Naso | Shavuot

Two weeks ago I was amongst a group discussing the nature of obligation in Jewish tradition and contemporary life. I played some role in convening the group because this is—for me—a central and often unaddressed paradox in the world we live in today. One can argue about the bounds of halakhah and about the nature and pace of its evolution. But it is hard to argue that we are not a people with a halakhic tradition. Halakhah is too engrained in Jewish tradition and in Jewish history to argue otherwise.

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Shavuot Day 2

Shavuot Day 2

Jan 1, 1980

1 A prayer of the prophet Habakkuk. In the mode of Shigionoth.

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Shavuot Day 1

Shavuot Day 1

Jan 1, 1980

1 In the thirtieth year, on the fifth day of the fourth month, when I was in the community of exiles by the Chebar Canal, the heavens opened and I saw visions of God.

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Shavuot Day 2

Shavuot Day 2

Jan 1, 1980

22 You shall set aside every year a tenth part of all the yield of your sowing that is brought from the field.

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Shavuot Day 1

Shavuot Day 1

Jan 1, 1980

1 On the third new moon after the Israelites had gone forth from the land of Egypt, on that very day, they entered the wilderness of Sinai.

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Topics in Talmud: Matan Torah

Topics in Talmud: Matan Torah

Oct 25, 2009 By David C. Kraemer | Text Study | Video Lecture | Shavuot

The Essential Talmud: 10 Talmudic Topics Every Jew Should Know. 

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