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Saturday morning in the Charry Service: Readying ourselves for Torah

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 4:23pm -- Rabbi

This Tuesday night, we will begin the festival of Shavuot, a holiday that celebrates the giving and receiving of Torah. Jewish tradition teaches that, in each generation, we
re-receive Torah. So, how might we ready ourselves to receive such a holy gift this week? Among the Jewish rituals for readying ourselves intellectually and emotionally is the custom of studying Pirkei Avot (Teachings of the Sages), a section of Mishnah, each Shabbat between Passover and Shavuot. This Shabbat, the final Shabbat between Passover and Shavuot, Rabbinic Intern Becca Richman will share highlights from the end of Pirkei Avot. Weaving together insights from Pirkei Avot and from this week's Torah reading (parshat B'midbar), we will explore what it might mean to be "ready" to re-receive Torah in this generation, this week.  The service begins as usual at 10:00 AM in the Charry Sanctuary.  Please join us!