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Shavuot

Rav Dovid gives a daily halacha at the Wall Street Synagogue in Lower Manhattan.
This series covers Shavuot.
5 Sivan 5769 listen VaY'chulu on Yom Tov Erev Shabbos (17:05)
Do we say VaY'chulu on Yom Tov Erev Shabbos? When and why?
Sources: OC 268:1,7,9,11; MB 268:1,18-19,23
4 Sivan 5769 listen Shavuot: Offering the Bikkurim (14:12)
The first fruits were brought to and offered at the Temple with much joy and celebration.
3 Sivan 5769 listen Shavuot: The Bringing of Bikkurim (2) (16:20)
First fruits were brought to Jerusalem in a joyous procession.
Sources: Bikurim 1:1-4
28 Iyar 5769 listen Shavuot: The Bringing of Bikkurim (17:09)
In addition to the two Shavuot loaves, the bringing of first fruits commenced on Shavuot.
Sources: Ex. 23:19; Num. 18:13; Deu. 26:1-11; Sefer HaChinuch 606
27 Iyar 5769 listen Shavuot: Shtei HaLechem and Related Korbanot (17:16)
From the breads of Shavuot, we learn important lessons about how we should view the role of work and income in our lives.
Sources: Sefer HaChinuch 307
26 Iyar 5769 listen Shavuot: Shtei HaLechem (15:09)
An introduction to the "new meal offering" brought on Shavuot.
Sources: Sefer HaChinuch 307
1 Shevat 5769 listen Various Halachot of Hallel (7:32)
1 Kislev 5769 listen Mistakes During Hallel (6:36)
If you skip a pasuk or perek during Hallel, do you need to go back and correct your mistake? If so, how?
Sources: OC 422:6; MB 422:26-27
3 Sivan 5768 listen Havdala following Yom Tov (15:13)
We make havdala following Yom Tov, but we don't include the candle or spices. Why?
Sources: OC 491:1; MB 491:1-2; OC 298:1; MB 298:1
1 Sivan 5768 listen Teshuva and Tikkun: Staying Awake all Night on Shavuos (10:26)
Staying awak all night on Shavuos may compensate for our oversleeping when the Torah was given. Also: handling the morning blessings for those who haven't slept.
Sources: OC 494:1; MB 494:1
29 Elul 5767 listen Introduction to Eruv Tavshilin (18:43)
What is an Eruv Tavshilin? When, why, and how do we make an Eruv Tavshilin? Isn't this just a "legal loophole" -- if cooking is forbidden, how does the Eruv help, and if it is permitted, what is the point of the Eruv?
5 Sivan 5767 listen Staying Awake All Night; Awakening before Dawn (15:56)
If you are awake all night, does one say Birkot HaTorah the following morning? What if you slept a little? What if you wake up to learn in the middle of the night -- are brachot required prior to learning? Halachah l'ma'aseh for Shavuot.
Sources: OC 47:12-13; MB 47:28-33
7 Sivan 5766 listen Shavuot: The Time of the Giving of Torah (9:22)
Is Shavuot the time of the giving of Torah or the time of our reciept of Torah? What is the difference?
5 Sivan 5766 listen Eating Meat after Dairy on Shavuot (9:04)
For those who follow the Rama's custom and eat meat after the dairy meal on Shavuot, there are certain rules of kashrus to be aware of.
Sources: OC 494:3; MB 494:14-16
4 Sivan 5766 listen Various Laws and Customs of Shavuot (15:04)
Torah and Haftara readings, Akdamut, decorating the shul with plants, smelling grasses, and eating dairy.
Sources: OC 494:1-3; Ex. 34:3; MB 494:2-3,5,10,12
3 Sivan 5766 listen The Night of Shavuos (13:53)
Why do we stay awake all night for Shavuos? What if you get tired?
Sources: OC 494:1; Ex. 19:16; MB 494:1; Lev. 23:15-17
28 Iyar 5766 listen Moshe's Experience When Receiving Torah (43:31)
What did Moshe experience when he rose to the Heavens to receive the Torah? What do we learn from his experience? In this "Lunch and Learn Discussion", Rav Dovid discusses the Talmud's account of Moshe's experience and the many challenging issues it raises.
28 Iyar 5766 listen Machar Chodesh and Rosh Chodesh Sivan (13:21)
The significance of the special haftara reading for when Rosh Chodesh falls on Sunday; also, the first days of Sivan leading up to Shavuot.
28 Iyar 5766 listen Preparing for Shavuot, Preparing to Receive the Torah (1:00:58)
Five central questions of living a Jewish life: What is the Torah? Why did Hashem give it to the Jews? What is the relationship of non-Jews to the Torah? How do we know it is true? If it is true, why do so few people believe it?
Sources: Av.Zar. 2b; Mechilta d'Rebbi Yishmael Parshat Yitro
21 Iyar 5766 listen Yom Tov Tefilla (1:00:29)
A walk through the Yom Tov Amidah for Shavuot, based on Kuntres Avodat HaTefilla.

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Wake Up! | Kavanah | Zmanim | Tzitzit | Tefillin | Brachot
Pesukei d'Zimra | Kriat Shema | Amidah | Geshem and Tal | Mincha
Kaddish | Amen! | Shabbos | Kiddush | Shofar | Teshuva
Rosh HaShana | Ten Days | Yom Kippur | Sukkos | Pesach | Sefirat HaOmer
Shavuot | Chanukah | Purim | Rosh Chodesh | Tu B'Shvat
Fast Days | The Three Weeks | Tisha B'Av | The Four Parshiyot | Parshat HaShavua
The Kosher Kitchen | Issur v'Heter | Speaking to G-d | Spiritual Reality, Spiritual Freedom
The Jewish Calendar | Chinuch: Education | A Practical Guide to Shabbos | Rav Dovid's Shiurim
True or False? | Respect for Parents, Elders, and Torah Scholars | Ben Adam l'Chaveiro
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