Shabbat Shalom and Happy Shavuot dear friends around the world :-) Videos: If the Jewish People Never Received the Torah. Shavuot: The Holiday for the People of the Book. Judaism’s Unique Claim: National Revelation

Chag Shavuot Sameach!

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If the Jewish People Never Received the Torah: What would a world without Torah look like? https://www.aish.com/h/sh/video/If-the-Jewish-People-Never-Received-the-Torah.html?s=sh1

Shavuot: The Holiday for the People of the Book:  Shavuot could be considered the holiday of the book. Unlike Rosh Hashanah which has the shofar, Chanukah which has the menorah and Sukkot which has the four species and the sukkah, Shavuot has no concrete symbol. Since it is the holiday that celebrates the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai, the custom is to engage in Torah study. More recently the custom is to stay up all night studying Torah. We sometimes hear Jews referred to as ‘The People of the Book.’ Paradoxically this term actually comes from the Koran, not from Jewish sources. For many it emphasizes the Jewish focus on education, and achievement in education. Jews, until recently, made up 25% of many Ivy League schools. The People of the Book have garnered over 20% of Nobel prizes even though Jews make up only .02% of the population. It is difficult to determine the figures for Jewish literacy in the past, however it does appear that historically it was well above that of the general population. Eighteen hundred years before the Western world, Rabbi Yehoshua ben Gamliel instituted universal education for children in Jewish communities (see Babylonian Talmud, Baba Batra 21a). Read More: https://www.aish.com/h/sh/t/Shavuot-The-Holiday-for-the-People-of-the-Book.html?s=shl

Judaism’s Unique Claim: National Revelation: Why is Judaism the only religion in the world that claims God revealed Himself to an entire nation? https://www.aish.com/sp/ph/Judaisms-Unique-Claim-National-Revelation.html?s=hp1

 

 

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