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A Personal Invite... We would love to see you!

Dear Friend,

Be there when the Torah is given for the 3,327'th time.  
You don’t have to travel to the desert—it’s happening right here!  
Come hear the Torah reading of the Ten Commandments.   

The Torah reading will be accompanied by a scrumptious Shavuot dairy feast.

All taking place on the first day of Shavuot, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Morning service 10 am, torah reading 11:30 am, Dairy Lunch 1 PM at the Chabad Jewish Center.

We are located at 10 Ave Corner of 6 street , (2nd floor on top of oxxo) Playa Del Carmen. 

For more information please visit our website @ www.JewishPlaya.com, or give us a call at 984.876.5571

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Sponsorship Available 250$

  Rabbi Mendel and Chaya Goldberg 

 Shavuot Holiday Schedule 

Tueday night, Arvit service and holiday meal at 7:30

Wednesday Shacharit Service 10 am 

Wednesday Arvit 7:30

Thursday Shacarit 10 am

                YIZKOR 11:30 

 

What is Shavuot?

Why Dairy?

Shavuot, celebrated this year May 26-28, 2012, marks the anniversary of the day when we received the Torah at Mount Sinai. It is the second of the three major festivals (Passover being the first, and Sukkot the third), occurring exactly fifty days after the second day of Passover.

This is a biblical holiday complete with special prayers, holiday candle lighting and kiddush. During the course of the holiday we don't go to work, drive, write or switch on or off electric devices. We are permitted to cook and to carry outdoors.

The word "Shavuot" means "weeks"; it marks the completion of the seven-week counting period between Passover and Shavuot. During these seven weeks, the Jewish people cleansed themselves of the scars of Egyptian slavery and became a holy nation, ready to enter into an eternal covenant with G‑d with the giving of the Torah.
1. On the holiday of Shavuot, a two-loaf bread offering was brought in the Temple. To commemorate this, we eat two meals on Shavuot -- first a dairy meal, and then, after a short interruption, we eat the traditional holiday meat-meal.

2. With the giving of the Torah the Jews now became obligated to observe the laws of Kosher. As the Torah was given on Shabbat no cattle could be slaughtered nor could utensils be koshered, and thus on that day they ate dairy. The Torah is likened to nourishing milk.

3. Also, the Hebrew word for milk is "chalav." When the numerical value of each of the letters in the word chalav are added together - 8, 30, 2 - the total is forty. Forty is the number of days Moses spent on Mount Sinai when receiving the Torah.




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