Meaning of Shavuot

Meaning of Shavuot

Deep Meaning of Fifty and Shavuot. by rivka | Jun 10, 2016 | Shavuot , Fifty, Torah Fifty חמישים can be found 154 times in the Tanach/Bible. Its meaning is directly related to the coming of God’s Holy Spirit of understanding with the Torah. Shavuot occurred on the day G-d told the Israelites they were to wave a sheaf composed of the first cuttings of their harvest (Leviticus 23:9 – 11). It is on this day that the count of 50 days to the Feast of Pentecost begins. Pentecost comes from the Greek word for fiftieth. In Hebrew chamishshiym, the root word is Chumash the same word for bread which also means five that alludes to the five books of Torah. Also known as the Feast of Weeks (Shavuot) or the seasons’ Firstfruits, it was on this special Holy Day that G-d first poured his Ruach (Holy Spirit) upon 120 million Jewish people (Am Yisroel) who had gathered to keep the day at the foot of the mountain called Har Sinai. The number 120 can symbolize a divinely appointed time of waiting. After G-d saw how sinful and dedicated to evil man had become after the garden of Eden, he determined a one hundred and twenty year period would be given for repentance and then the flood waters would come (Genesis 6:1 – 3). The meaning of the number 120 is seen as “Freedom” in its Exodus role when Israel Nation left Egyptian bondage. Scripture states that the Israelites who left Egypt had 600,000 men (Exodus 12:37) when you count the women and children it is said that the...

Who was Ruth really? What does the Torah really reveal about Ruth?

Who was Ruth really? What does the Torah really reveal about Ruth? Copyright (c) 2018 Ruth Painting By Neshama Raquel Sari Ruth could not be a Moabite because she was the great grandmother of King David. King David was the third generation from Ruth and Boaz. Moabites were not allowed in the Holy Temple.  If you married a Moabite, your descendants would not be allowed in the Holy Temple for ten generations! Deu 23:3 An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the L-RD; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of G-d for ever: King David was the 3rd Generation from Ruth and Boaz.  If Ruth had been a Moabite, she would not have BEEN allowed in the temple and her descendants could not go in the Temple until the tenth Generation.  David was the third generation from Ruth and Boaz.  His father was Jesse, his grandfather was Obed and his great grandfather was Boaz.  If Ruth was a Moabite, KING DAVID WOULD NOT BE ALLOWED IN THE TEMPLE. 1Ch_2:11 And Nahshon begat Salma, and Salma begat Boaz, 1Ch_2:12 And Boaz begat Obed, and Obed begat Jesse, David went into the Temple.  We see him in I Sam 21 going to get the Temple Bread.  Also his descendants until the ten generation would not be allowd in the Temple also.  We know that Solomon was in the Temple.  HE BUILT and DEDICATED THE HOLY TEMPLE! The Bible records historical proof that the Amorites and Moabites were  pushed out of the land of Moab.  So the people who lived in Moav...

Emotional Health and Your Body’s Temple

Jewish Sage Maimonides Medical Writings tells is that King Solomon shared these secrets of great health. Physical health cannot be addressed without the addressing emotional and spiritual issues also. Rabeinu Moses Ben Maimon who was a great Torah scholar and physician in the 15th Century says the whole person must be treated. He sat out to uphold Torah divine dictum which is the gold standard of maintaining good health, preservation of life and healing the whole body and soul. G-d gave Traditional Torah (Bible) Medicine and Aromatherapy, which has been practiced for more than five thousand years, has a central principle that Maimonides classifies five major organ systems that are each associated with particular emotions. The five major organ systems involve pairs of organs and an associated emotion. The liver and gallbladder are associated with anger, the heart and small intestine are associated with joy that can cause palpitations and restlessness, the spleen and stomach are associated with over-thinking, negative thinking, or pensiveness that can lead to depression that can lead to digestive issues, the lungs and large intestine are associated with grief which cause causes breathing and raspatory issues, and the kidney and bladder are associated with fear and deep seeded anger that cause kidney stones and other severe dysfunction. Emotional health is an integral part of the Torah (Bible) medicine and aromatherapy focuses on the relationship between emotions and organs and their effect on health. Joy Joy is an emotion of deep contentment and is connected to the heart. When a person becomes overexcited with joy, she can experience agitation, insomnia, fever and heart palpitations. Joy is...
The King is in the Field. Come take a stroll with him in the Garden?

The King is in the Field. Come take a stroll with him in the Garden?

Happy Chodesh Elul! The King is in the Field. Come take a stroll with him in the Garden? The month of Elul, last month of the Hebrew calendar year, is an auspicious time for repentance, prayer and introspection. These are special days of Divine good will and mercy, and the very essence of these days bespeak the basic human need for closeness with the Holy One, blessed be He… and His immediate and unequivocal response. The word Elul in Hebrew is actually an acronym, an abbreviation of the Hebrew words Ani l’dodi v’dodi li, “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine” (Song of Songs 6:3). This verse from the Song of Songs is actually the theme of this very special month: realizing how beloved we are to G-d, and how precious our relationship with Him is. Elul reminds us that G-d constantly beckons us to return to Him. During this month, we seek to improve our relationship with G-d and with each other. Before A king enters a city, it’s inhabitants go out to greet him and receive him in the field. At that time, anyone who desires may approach and greet him. He …receives them all pleasantly and shows a smiling countenance to all. As he proceeds to the city, they follow him. Afterwards, when he reaches his royal palace, one may see the king only with permission, and this is only granted only to the nation’s elite who are a select few. (From the Maamer Ani Lidodi V’dodi Li of the Alter Rebbe) The month of Elul is a joyous time where Hashem has made...

Lag B’Omer

Lag B’Omer Holiday Ramblings Lag Ba’Omer is a minor Jewish holiday that falls between the holidays of Passover and Shavuot. “Lag” is a combination of two Hebrew letters: lamed and gimmel. According to Hebrew numerology, lamed stands for the number thirty and gimmel stands for the number three. These two numbers are significant for Lag Ba’Omer because it is celebrated on the 33rd day of Counting the Omer. Observing Lag B’Omer Lag Ba’Omer is a time during the Counting of the Omer when people can celebrate. While the Omer is a time of mourning, on Lag Ba’Omer marriages can be performed, children are taken to parks to play, and people often gather for large bonfires. The fires represent the light of the Torah. And the bows and arrows that children play with on this day represent the promise given to Noah but also represents the message of being on Target by observing what Hashem has given us in the Torah. Sages tell us that when we share the light of Torah with the Nations we are elevating the world in the light of Torah Hashem’s holiness becomes the fabric of reality and truth. Thus change can be made in love to heal this world and all people. Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, the author of the Zohar (an important Kabbalistic text), also died on the 33rd day of the Omer. In Israel many people commemorate his death by visiting his grave in the northern town of Meron. The anniversary of his death is a day for celebration because it is believed he revealed the secret Light of the Torah to his...

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