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Tikkun Leil Shavuot

Sunday, May 16, 2021 5 Sivan 5781

5:45 PM - 11:00 PM

5:45 - 7:00pm Tikkun Leil Shavuot at BK
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3 options for classes:
1 - Lifting Up Our Voices in Ecstatic Celebration (Cantor Meredith Greenberg & Rabbi Ariann Weitzman)
2 - The Mountain Meditation (Andy Steinfeld)
3 - Study on the Book of Ruth (Rabbinic Intern Lily Lucey)

7:15 - 8:00pm Shavuot Service
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9:00 & 10:00pm Tikkun Leil via Zoom
9:00 Slot
Sacred Space and Sacred Community (Rabbi Ariann Weitzman)
How do our sacred spaces define our communities? Can sacred communities be created without fixed spaces to sanctify? Why does being in the synagogue itself matter so much to many of us? What about if it doesn't matter? We will study traditional Jewish sources on the sanctity of communal spaces and reflect on a year spent creating sacred space virtually. 
Meeting ID: 879 0548 0381 
Passcode: Shavuot 

Can We See God? (Rabbi Laurence Groffman)
What are we to make of texts that lead us to believe that we can see God? If we actually could see God, would we want to, and why? 
Meeting ID: 980 4508 9537 
Passcode: Shavuot 

The Voices of Torah - Shouts and Whispers (Rabbi David Greenstein)
The revelation at Mount Sinai was through thundering voices. We will explore some traditional texts that highlight the significance of whispering as a feature of revealing Torah. Please note: this session will be pre-recorded and will be available that evening here

10:00 Slot
Mystery or History? Fact or Fable? (Rabbi Norman Patz)
We have learned to treat Torah texts as the narrative of the relationship of the Israelites to God rather than as historical reports. Yet the historical references that do appear are tantalizing, provoking real historical investigation. We will look at a number of these, culminating in one I describe as being “on the road to Sinai”:  Leaving Egypt, the Israelites faced many obstacles obstructing their journey. One, which is described as a miracle in the biblical account, can now be understood in new ways owing to an event of our own day. 
Meeting ID: 992 8084 6309 
Passcode: Shavuot 

Can Sins Ever Be for a Greater Good? (Rabbi Marc Katz)
Rabbinic literature has a category of law known as averot l’shem shemayim, sins for the sake of heaven. In a way, these actions fall into a category of what philosophers call the “problem of dirty hands.” Sometimes for the sake of a greater cause, we have to make morally problematic choices.  Come learn about these cases and see if you agree. 
Meeting ID: 969 7880 3097 
Passcode: Shavuot 

Inclusion in Our Words and Non-Binary Hebrew (Cantor Kenneth Feibush)
The traditional version of our prayers typically use masculine conjugations to represent everyone and everything. Over time, we added the matriarchs and feminine options in our texts to reflect our evolving theology. Our session will discuss the current trends in Hebrew, and how our prayers can continue to include our whole community. 
Meeting ID: 966 6045 9831 
Passcode: Shavuot 

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