Hebrew In Israel | Shavuot: An Historical Perspective – Learn Torah

"From the day after the day of rest — that is, from the day you bring the sheaf for waving — you are to count seven full weeks, " Leviticus 23:15

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Hebrew In Israel | Shavuot: An Historical Perspective – Learn Torah


Yoel continues the discussion of Shavuot (Feast of Weeks) by expounding on the debate over counting the Omer.  Learn about the factors in the language, history and social structure surrounding this debate.  

  • Is it enough to understand the root of a Hebrew word?
  • Use of the term Shabbat
  • Issue of Authority
  • Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes
  • Philo & Josephus
  • The Boethusians
  • Dead Sea Scrolls – Temple Scroll/Book of Enoch/Book of Jubilees

Other Teachings Mentioned in this Podcast

Oral Torah Series     Beyin Ha’arbayim

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Augustus Paul Andrew

June 6, 2019 at 4:28 pm

Where do you have this posted in a printed out format?

    Yoel Halevi

    June 10, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    The podcasts are not in written form. We hope to make the available at one point as written texts.

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