People of the Book (Shavout)

"The sound of the shofar signifies the deep meaning of Jewish holidays and celebrations, especially for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

But it also marks the end of the seven week period between Passover and the giving of the Torah in this season of Shavout! Did you know the first sentence many Jewish children are encouraged to learn is: “Torah was commanded to us through Moses and it is the inheritance of every Jew?"

When Israeli Robert Aumann won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2005, he attributed his considerable intellectual pursuits in part to his study of the Torah. He added, “Throughout the generations we have given great honor to this intellectual pursuit.”

Engage with the Bible—in the spirit of this commemoration of Shavout, make it your commitment to read and study it!"


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