09 Jun Rabbi Hillel Skolnik’s Torah Spark for B’midbar into Shavuot 5776
This Shabbat we read from Parashat B’midbar which begins the book of Numbers, even though the Hebrew word “B’midbar” means “in the desert of”. The reason we call B’midbar the book of Numbers is because of the several times that the Israelites are counted during its chapters. This weekend, though, there is a different number that we should know of and that is the number, 3 – as in the number of days in a row that we will gather together for services. This Shabbat is not only Shabbat, but it also leads us into the holiday of Shavuot, the festival of weeks that comes at the end of the Omer. To celebrate we will have services on Shabbat, Sunday and Monday mornings at 9:30 AM as well as our Tikkun Leil Shavuot, our evening of learning taking place on Saturday evening at 7 pm. I look forward to learning and celebrating with you all.
Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach,
Rabbi Hillel Skolnik