Since Shavuot is an ancient pilgrimage holiday, it is not surprising that its ritual focuses on the community. Nonetheless, there are a number of customs associated with personal practice. Chief among them is the eating of dairy products on Shavuot. Although the reasons for this custom are not completely clear, it has become traditional to eat milk and cheese products as part of the celebration of Shavuot.
By Dr. Tali Loewenthal, Director of Chabad Research Unit, London, UK, and a frequent contributor to the Chabad.org weekly Torah reading section; based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. In our multinational society, translations are an important part of life. Ideally, they enable different peoples, who have totally different ways of thinking, to connect [...]
Heinrich Graetz, the greatest of nineteenth-century Jewish historians said “Judaism is not a religion of the present but of the future,” which looks “forward to the ideal future age . . . when the knowledge of God and the reign of justice and contentment shall have united all men in the bonds of brotherhood.” If [...]
In the world of Christians and Muslims there are those who may think the Torah is not for them and that they do not have to keep to the Laws of God any more. Some even prefer to follow the laws of their religious group as if that is more important than following the Laws of the Set-apart Scriptures. The world received a Sent one from God who came to give the proper, God-intended interpretation of the Torah! People do have to come to recognise that sent one from God and have to follow his teachings, with the knowledge that he is the Way to God. That sent one from God also expressed his believe in his heavenly Father Who is the Divine Creator all should come to accept as their loving Father as well. He is The One Who knows our heart and Who has provided for us a manual for our life which also explains His Plan. That manual is the Torah, we all should to favour as our most important Guide for our life.