Why I'm Skipping Shavuot

By Jessica Fisher for Jewcy|May 25, 2012 10:02 AM|0Leave a comment If you're like me and you lost the Omer-counting game, you might not be fully aware that Shavuot is coming up this weekend. Shavuot, like most Jewish holidays, comes replete with

Shavuot isn't commemorated by most Christians, but Christians are well familiar with the event it recalls: the giving of God's Law to the Israelites at Mount Sinai. Those Ten Commandments—still recited each week in Christian

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But I won't be observing the Shavuot holiday this weekend. Not because I don't have the time. It's because the traditional message of Shavuot doesn't speak to me. My non-observance of Shavuot makes me like the majority of Jews.

The local Chabad centers will have Shavuot services at 10 am Sun., May 27 at these locations: Chabad of Agoura Hills, 30345 Canwood St.; Chabad of Oak Park, 5998 Conifer St.; Chabad of Westlake Village, 2524 Townsgate Road, Ste.

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