For Shavuot: On Minyans, Synagogues, and Home Fellowships

Shavuot begins tomorrow (i.e., Tuesday, June 7) at sundown.  It's customary at this time of year to thank Hashem for giving the Torah on Mt. Sinai--and in the case of Messianic Jews, for giving the Holy Spirit on the Temple Mount.  Last year I took the occasion to blog on the Torah, Spirit, and Unity …

Shavuot, Torah, Spirit, and Unity

Shavuot is a Feast that is de-emphasized in the traditional Jewish community (due to two thousand years of being forbidden to own farmland) and largely misunderstood in Christendom. Yet it is one of the three pilgrimage Feasts, in which all the men of Israel were commanded to present themselves before the Holy One. It turns …