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Posts Tagged ‘Shavuot

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Posted by: erika on: May 14, 2013

Last night while making dinner with my lovely lady. Me:I’m feeling really disconnected to Judaism lately. I think I’ll go to Shavuot services tomorrow night to reconnect. Her:You do realize the Knicks are playing tomorrow night, right?  

Counting the Omer with Locally Grown-A Cross Post

Posted by: erika on: April 15, 2013

From Compassion to Endurance This week of the Omer we transition from week three to week four, from compassion to endurance. It’s a fitting transitional phase because it has been my experience that one cannot exist without the other. In order to be truly compassionate people we must have the endurance to do so. I’ve […]

Shavuot 5772

Posted by: erika on: May 27, 2012

A memo to the Hazon staff from our Executive Director, Nigel Savage. Thought I would share it with you as we wind down Shavuot. Dear All, Shavuot is a rabbinic holiday overlaid upon an agricultural one: chag hakatzir (the holiday of reaping the harvest) and yom habikkurim (the day of the first fruits) which then becamezman matan torateinu – the […]


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