Skip to comments.Some Shavuot Joy
Posted on 05/28/2009 6:39:13 AM PDT by Shellybenoit
Tonight begins the Jewish Holiday of Shavuot the anniversary of when God Gave us the Ten Commandments. Along with Passover and Sukkot, Shavout is one of the three major Jewish festivals. In biblical times, Jews used to leave their homes and travel to Jerusalem and the Holy Temple during the three festivals to make special offerings to God.
There is an Old Story about a religious school Gan (kindergarten) teacher talking to her students about Shavuot. "OK Class, who knows why we celebrate Shavout?"
"OOOH, OOOH I know," said little Karen, "Shavout is when we light candles and celebrate the Maccabees."
"No Karen,that's Chanukah good try." Said the teacher. "Anybody else?"
Shmully raised his hand. "Shavout is when we wear costumes and play with noise makers"
"Sorry Shmully, that is Purim." the teacher said. Just then a little boy in the back of the room raised his hand. "Yes Johnny?"
"I know Shavout," Johnny said tentatively," You see, Moses went up the mountain and stayed for 40 days and 40 nights."
"That's right Johnny, the teacher encouraged.
'After 40 days Moses came down the mountain carrying two stone tablets that had the Ten Commandments on them" He continued.
"Keep going" said the teacher
"And if he sees his shadow we have six more weeks of winter."
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Thanks for the link. I especially liked that cartoon.
Christians will be celebrating Pentecost this Sunday, 50 days after the Resurrection.
It is cool the way Jesus Christ’ life reflects all the OT feasts. 50 days after the pesach Moses brought commandments written on stone. 50 days after Jesus Christ’s Pascha the Spirit Descended on His disciples writing the law in hearts of flesh.
Shavuot is when we read the book of Ruth.shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach
The story of the gentile bride who marries the Kinsman-Redeemer.
My kids and I read Ruth together recently, in a children’s version.
I read a wonderful essay awhile back arguing that Shavuot should be a major holiday around the world because the Ten Commandments mark the establishment of a people governed by laws, not men. The Rule of Law originated there, and it needs to be acknowledged, big time.
The book of Ruth is a wonderful metaphor about gentilesshalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach
who give up pagan worship and accept YHvH as their Elohim
who created the world.
For that, the gentiles as the Bride of Yah'shua
are granted salvation by the redeemer.
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