08 June 2011

Shavuot - The holiday honoring the giving of the Torah.

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Shavuot is a holiday with a double celebration.
Shavuot - Hag Matan Torateinu or Festival of the Giving of Our Torah
Hag ha'Bikkurim or Festival of the First Fruits

More profoundly, Shavuot commemorates the gift of the Torah, the crystallization of the ancient relationship of the peoples of Israel with their Gd. Falling in spring, Shavuot celebrates the bounty of the harvest and the first fruits of the season.

Along with Passover and Sukkot, Shavuot is a pilgrimage holiday, one of three festivals when the ancient Israelites traveled to Jerusalem to offer thanks to Gd for bountiful crops.

Biblical Significance of Shavuot:
Shavuot celebrates Moses descent from Mount Sinai and his presentation to the peoples of Israel of the Torah (the books of the Pentateuch) and the two tablets on which were recorded the "Ten Commandments". The emphasis on Shavuot is on receiving the Torah and accepting the revelations contained within it. That acceptance is a commitment to obey the laws given by Moses.

Moses ascended Mount Sinai, and Gd told him these words: "Say to the house of Jacob, and say to the Children of Israel: 'You saw what they did to the Egyptians, and how I have brought on the wings of eagles and brought them up to Me Now, therefore, if you hear my voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then are My treasure among all peoples, for all the earth is Mine, and shall be to Me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation '. "

Moses climbed the mountain and stayed there for forty days and forty nights, without eating or sleeping, because he had become like an angel. During this time, Gd revealed to Moses the whole Torah, with all its laws and its interpretations.

Finally, Gd gave Moses the two tablets of the testimony, made of stone containing the Ten Commandments, written by Gd Himself.

The Book of Ruth, written long after the books of the Pentateuch, is a narrative book in the Old Testament that relates the story of Ruth, a Moabite, who joined the Jewish people and who is the ancestor of King David. Though the story is told in narrative form, it stands as a metaphor for the acceptance of the Torah and is generally read on Shavuot. The story takes place at harvest time which brings a focus to the harvest, but, because Ruth was a convert who embraced Judaism fully and sincerely, she also represents the Jewish acceptance of the Torah.

The "Pessach" (Passover) marks the beginning of the barley season which ends with Shavuot when the barley is is harvested and the wheat crop is planted. In the days of the temple, some grain would be offered ritualistically. This, too, is commanded biblically: “When you enter the land that the Lord your Gd is giving you as a heritage.... you shall take some of the first fruit of the soil, which you harvest from the land that the Lord your Gd is giving you, put it in a basket and go to the place where the Lord your Gd will choose to establish His name...” (Deuteronomy 26:1-3:)

Traditionally the offerings made to Gd were taken from what has come to be known as the seven foods species: Wheat - "Chitah", Barley - "Se'orah", Grapes - "Anavim", Figs - "Te'enah", Pomegranate (Romã) - "Rimon", Olive - "Zayit", Date - "Tamar", and "Tamar-d'vash" - The "Tamar-honey" was made by placing "Date" (tamar, tâmara) in a pot of boiling water and scooping the fruit sugar off what bubbled to the surface.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shalom!

Miriam said...

Olá Isha Shiri

Não estou conseguindo a tradução, te desejo Paz!!!
1000 Beijokinhas

Antunes said...

agradeço de você ter retornado a mensagem. uma pergunta você é descendente de judeu. Bem eu amo o povo judeu. e seu a importancia dessa nação, acredito nas promesas de Deus para Israel.

Brasil Desnudo said...

Shia Hello!
Translate your message, ended it better!
I believe in God in a different way, which many people the prophesy. Not that I distrust those who believe in their God particulae, or those who segeum a religion as in his.
Respect her heart e. God sows in some respects through us, life, equality, freedom, tolerance, the nature that surrounds us.
But the biggest seed that God will give you is, you soon will put us, p fruit of her womb. This is the highest seed that God is with us, trusting in something, equipped with Love and Peace, to give us actually.

A big hug and everything would go well with you and me baby come to be pr.

A big hug

Marcio RJ

Amor feito Poesia said...

Tua ausência cala o mundo, o mar, os ventos.
Tua ausência desaba silenciosamente sobre os
meus dias, soterrando meu outono...
Ela magoa demais o meu sossego.
(Tua ausência é essa substância densa)
Tua ausência é tão presente que é pessoa...
E me abraça.

(Marla de Queiroz)


Boa Noite com poesia...M@ria

Antonio Carlos said...

Shalom Aleichem Adelle!
Chag Shavuot Sameach.
Kól hakavod Adelle. Baruch Habá Hannah!
Alguém já disse que “a A fé judaica não termina com "E D’us criou os céus e a terra." Ela começa aí. Continua a reconhecer que "Eu sou o Eterno, teu D’us, que te tirou do Egito." Ele é um D’us vivo, que continua a desempenhar um papel no universo que Ele criou. É um D’us soberano, que está preocupado com o comportamento do povo que Ele criou, e com essa finalidade encontrou maneiras de tornar Sua vontade conhecida aos homens.”
"Naassê Venishmá" - "Nós faremos e (então) compreenderemos" (Devarim 5.27c)
Creio que Shavuot representa esse recomeço da vida espiritual do povo de Israel. Agora não são os sinais evidentes, exteriores, do poder de D’us, mas a partir de agora o povo passará a experimentar os sinais interiores desse poder, a transformação de suas vidas. É a partir de Shavuot que o povo passa a compreender o verdadeiro amor de D’us por eles.
Parabéns pelo post e obrigado pelas visitas.
Que o Senhor continue te abençoando hoje e sempre, dando sabedoria e entendimento em todas as coisas.
Cuide bem da Hannah, é um presente de D’us para sua vida. Que ela te traga muitas alegrias.
Antonio Carlos

Antonio Carlos said...

Shalom Aleichem Adelle!
Chag Shavuot Sameach.
Kól hakavod Adelle. Baruch Habá Hannah!
Somebody already said that: “to the Jewish faith it does not finish with “and Gd it created skies and the land.” It starts there. It continues to recognize that “I am the Perpetual one, yours Gd, that took off you of Egypt.” It is one alive Gd, that continues to play a role in the universe that It created. He is one sovereign Gd, that is worried about the behavior of the people who It created, and with this purpose he found ways to become Its known will the men.”
“Naassê Venishmá” - “We will make e (then) we will understand” (Devarim 5.27c)
We believe that Shavuot represents this we recommence of the life spiritual of the people of Israel. Now they are not the evidentes, exterior signals, of the power of Gd, but from now the people it will start to try the signals interior of this power, the transformation of its lives.
It is from Shavuot that the people starts to understand the true love of Gd for them.
Congratulations for post.
That it always continues you blessing you today and, giving to wisdom and agreement in all the things.
It takes care of well of the Hannah, is a gift of Gd for its life. That it brings you many joys.
Antonio Carlos

健康方士 said...

ありがとう。
私は初めて、Shavuotを知りました。

Melvin said...

Sí, así nos dice Dios en Salmo 121:

1 ALZARÉ mis ojos á los montes, De donde vendrá mi socorro.

2 Mi socorro viene de Jehová, Que hizo los cielos y la tierra.

3 No dará tu pie al resbaladero; Ni se dormirá el que te guarda.

4 He aquí, no se adormecerá ni dormirá El que guarda á Israel.

5 Jehová es tu guardador: Jehová es tu sombra á tu mano derecha.

6 El sol no te fatigará de día, Ni la luna de noche.

7 Jehová te guardará de todo mal: El guardará tu alma.

8 Jehová guardará tu salida y tu entrada, Desde ahora y para siempre.


Que Dios otorgue a su hija todas las bendiciones que crea oportunas.

That God grants to your daughter all the benedictions that He creates opportune.

Wise Take said...

Ah very interesting! i didn't really know any of this! Thanks so much for sharing and congrats on your soon to be baby!!

Marize Camara said...

Olá,

Vim agradecer sua visita e te dizer que fiquei muito contente em saber das novidades e te desejar muitas felicidades por essa nova vida que esta chegando, que venha com muita saúde e que Deus a proteja!
Fique feliz também por saber que vc ficou 1 ano e quatro meses aqui no Basil e conheceu a cidade do Rio de Janeiro, aqui realmente é maravilhoso.

Estou lendo suas novas postagens e é gratificante por ficar sabendo de tantas coisas que desconhecia. Culturas e modos diferentes de pais para pais, isso só nos traz sabedoria e conhecimento.

Muito obrigada e fique com Deus e assim que retornar as postagens, desejo que seja breve, mas em primeiro lugar está a família, filhos, que são os mais importantes em nossa vida, avise assim que voltar.

Um grande abraço e muitas felicidades para vc e sua família.

Beijos,

Marize

O. said...

Felicidades por el próximo nacimiento de tu hija.

All the best,

Óscar