2) CALENDAR REMINDERS
Sivan (May 11-12) Rosh Chodesh Sivan
4 Sivan (May14- 15) Shabbat
Bamidbar, Torah Reading: Numbers 1:1-4:20; Haftarah: Hosea 2:1-22; Pirkei Avot:
6 Sivan (May 16-17) Shavuot, festival celebrating
the revelation of the Torah at Mt.Sinai. Shavuot also celebrates the Harvest,
because this was the time of the harvesting of wheat.
Shavuot is also called
Yom Habikurim or the Day of the First Fruits. This was the first time of
the year the farmers brought the offering to the Temple of the first fruits of
the different produce of their fields, i.e. wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates,
olives and dates.
It is a custom to spend the entire night in Torah study.
Shavuot is also the yahrzeit of King David and the Baal Shem Tov.
information on Shavuot, click
7 Sivan (May 17-18) Outside Israel the Second Day of Shavuot.
Sivan (May 21-22) Shabbat Naso, Torah Reading: Numbers 4:21-7:89; Haftarah:
Judges 13:2-25; Pirkei Avot: Chapter 1.
18 Sivan (May 28-29) Shabbat
BeHa'alotcha, Torah Reading: Numbers 8:1-12:16; Haftarah: Zachariah 2:14-4:7;
Pirkei Avot: Chapter 2
25 Sivan (June 5) Shabbat Shelach, -- Torah
Reading Numbers 13:1-15:41; Haftarah: Joshua 2:1-24; Pirkei Avot 3. Shabbat Mevarchim,
Blessing of the New Month..
Memorial day of Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu z"l,
former Chief Sefaradi Rabbi of Israel.
26 Sivan (June 6) Memorial
day of the Mishnaic sage and leading student of Hillel the Great, Rabbi Yonathan
ben Uziel. Known for his famous Targum ["Translation"] of The Prophets,
it is said [Talmud, Megillah 3a] that he also planned to author a translation-commentary
on The Writings, but was prevented by Heaven so that he would not reveal the secrets
of the final redemption. His burial place in Amuka, near Safed, is one of the
main Jewish pilgrimage sites in Israel, in particular for those seeking Heavenly
assistance in finding their true soul-mate. For more on Rabbi Yonathan ben Uziel
30 Sivan (June 9-10) First Day of Rosh Chodesh Tammuz
A JOYFUL AND INSPIRING TORAH REVELATION!