Friday, May 25, 2012

Shavuot 5772 / 2012 in Duke City

The Feast of Weeks:  As Abq Jew ® noted in A Murder of Crows:
Several thousand years ago, all Jews then living, all Jews ever born, and all Jews ever to be born gathered beneath Mount Sinai to hear God speak to us.  There were, Abq Jew believes, more than a few rabbis among us. A whole drasha-load of rabbis.

We celebrate this wondrous event every year on the Holiday of Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks, exactly seven full weeks after the Holiday of Pesach.  When God freed us from Egypt, there was a reason: so God could give us His Torah.

This year, Shavuot begins on Saturday evening, May 26th.  Come celebrate at the

Shavuot Service & Tikkun
Congregation Nahalat Shalom
Saturday May 26 @ 8:30 pm

Congregation B'nai Israel and Congregation Albert join Congregation Nahalat Shalom for a Shavuot Service and all-night Tikium Leyl Shavuot, with guest speaker Rabbi Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer, Diirector, Department of Multifaith Studies and Initiatives and Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.

Also featuring Rabbi Arthur Flicker of Congregation B'nai Israel; Rabbi Harry Rosenfeld and Cantor Barbara Finn of Congregation Albert; Rabbi Min Kantrowitz of JFSNM; and Rabbi Deborah Brin and Cantorial Soloist Beth Cohen of Congregation Nahalat Shalom. 

Or, if you prefer, you may wish to celebrate with Chabad.

But wherever and however you celebrate the Festival of Shavout, please remember:  this is the time, our friends at tell us, to discover the most important intellectual development in human history - the giving of the Torah. 

Shavuot was indeed The Day That Shook The World.


Mazeltov, Kathy! 

Shabbat Shalom, Albuquerque!
Hag Sameach, New Mexico!

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