New Revelation

Themes of Shavuot (Pentecost)New Revelation

One theme of Shavuot (Pentecost) is a new revelation of G-d’s will (Leviticus [Vayikra] 23:15-16,21). Two notable historical events happened on this day.

  1. The giving of the Ten Commandments or the Torah.It should be noted here that the Hebrew word Torah, commonly translated as “law” in English, does not mean “law,” but “instruction or teaching” in the Hebrew language. By understanding the meaning of the Hebrew word Torah, we can see that the Torah was neverintended, nor should it ever be understood by non-Jewish people, to mean a code of do’s and don’ts. Rather, it should be seen as G-d’s instruction and teaching to us so we can understand Him better.Israel came to Mount Sinai on the third day of the third month (Exodus [Shemot] 19:1). The L-rd visited the people three days later (Exodus [

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