Monday, June 6, 2011

Shavuot is for you


"R' Eliezer said: On Yom Tov one either eats and drinks or sits and studies. R' Yehoshua said: Split it – half for eating and drinking, half for the study hall.

"R' Yochanan said: Both learn it from the same text: One passage says, 'A celebration for HaShem your Gd,' and one passage says, 'It shall be a celebration for you.' R' Eliezer said it should be for Gd or for you, and R' Yehoshua said to split it, half for HaShem and half for you.

"R' Elazar said: All agree that for Shavuot we require 'for you', because that is the day when the Torah was given."

(Talmud, Pesachim 68b)

Have a great Yom Tov,

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