Sat, 08 Jun | Islington

Shavuot Eve: All Night Learning

Come join our Shavuot lecture series in the format of an inspirational dinner party.
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Shavuot Eve: All Night Learning

Time & location

08 Jun 2019, 20:00 – 09 Jun 2019, 00:00
Islington, Islington, London N1

About the event

Join us of an evening of learning commemorating the Giving of the Torah. Held in the format of an inspirational dinner party, our Lecture Series will take you through lessons and meanings of Shavuot.

SECRETS IN STONE / buffet first course

Lessons and inspiration from the tablets of stone

The Ten Commandments is the most famous set of laws in human history. It has influenced many religions and legal systems and inspired untold millions. The two stone tablets—the medium upon which the commandments were engraved—are also the subject of study and a source of inspiration. We will scrutinize the shape of the tablets, its container (the Ark), and the format of the commandments to derive important lessons that pertain to our mission in life, familial relationships, and the intersection of our spiritual aspirations with our social behavior.

EVENING PRAYER SERVICE / main course

THE TALMUDIC TAKE

Exploring fascinating Talmudic passages about the revelation at Sinai

What is the significance of the numeric theme—three—of the holiday of Shavuot? Why did G‑d have to threaten the Jews: "Accept the Torah or I will drop a mountain on your heads!"? Were the Jews acting impulsively when they accepted the Torah without question? We will learn about these topics and more, as we experience an authentic session of Talmudic study. We will study a page of Talmud along with some of its basic commentaries, as it discusses and shares insight into the events that surrounded the Sinaitic revelation.

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