Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Special Days

67: Resting on the Seventh Day of Pesach

"On the seventh day, you shall have a holy day." (Vayikra 23:8)

We are commanded to refrain from all work (with the exception of food preparation) on the seventh day of Pesach (and the eighth in chutz la'aretz).

68: Resting on Shavuos

"In the midst of that day [Shavuos], you shall have a holy day." (Vayikra 23:21)

It is a mitzvah to celebrate the holiday of Shavuos, which is fifty days after Pesach. This day is called "zeman matan Toraseinu," the day of the giving of our Torah. The world exists only due to the Jewish people's acceptance of the Torah. Once a year, on Shavuos, we renew our commitment to receiving the Torah. It is customary to stay up all night learning in order to demonstrate our love and eagerness for Torah.


Text Copyright © 2007 by Rabbi Moshe Goldberger and Torah.org.


 

ARTICLES ON BESHALACH AND TU BESHVAT:

View Complete List

Moshe Addressing Yosef’s Request
Rabbi Yosef Kalatzky - 5772

Was It Really Fair-oh?
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5763

A Seamless Integration On A Higher Plane
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5774

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Bitachon in Redemption
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5773

Those Who Help with Mitzvos
Rabbi Label Lam - 5774

Nature is Miraculous
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5767

ArtScroll

A Matter of Will
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5766

It's Raining Bread!
Shlomo Katz - 5759

Separating the Men From the Boys
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5761

> Complaining About The Quality Of The Miracle
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5766

Lessons in Appreciation
Rabbi Yosef Kalatzky - 5763

A Cry from the Heart
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5767

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Sole Survivor
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5762

Seamless Song
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5766

An Investment In Our Future
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5759

Empathy for Others -- A Great Quality in Both the Wicked and the Righteous
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5772



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information