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Happy Shavuot

Yeshuasdaughter

You know, that one lady we met that one time.
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This evening, my daughter and I went out to the pond to see all the beautiful wildflowers, and the ducks and birds. There's a couple creeks that feed into it. Just tiny ones.

We came home and ate cheesecake with homemade jam on top, and watched a cute family film starring the Olsen Twins (It Takes Two).

Now my daughter is asleep and I'm up reading Siddurs, Commentaries, and Torah. It is tradition to stay up as late as possible on Shavuot, reading all you can of the Torah. Learning the Law, and what it means to walk with integrity. Kind of like the Mandalorian "This is The Way".

I will try and explain the festival. Although I am Jewish by ancestry, I was not raised in the Judeo/Christian traditions, so I am just a learner myself. Please forgive me if I get this wrong.

Shavuot is the anniversary of the day the Ten Commandments and the rest of The Law were taught to the Jewish People in Sinai, and they made their decision to follow God.

It also is a harvest festival. Celebrating the first grain and milk harvest. Berries and greens too. Honey and everything else lovely that comes with the early harvest. So grain foods, berries, sweet dairy are all eaten. Cheesecake is the ultimate Shavuot traditional food.

I was just reminded that the Book of Ruth is traditionally read on Shavuot. This is because it is a day of conversion. When the Jews became Jewish. And Ruth pledges to Naomi that she will walk with her and join her people, no matter whatever happens or wherever they go.

It is also, in messianic tradition, the anniversary of Pentecost, when the Disciples of Yeshua were given the Holy Spirit. I know very little about Pentecost. If someone could please explain its significance, and the history, and traditions, I'd be very happy.

Lots of first harvests here, I suppose.

I just watched a Rabbinical commentary on Youtube about preparing for Shavuot. He says that Shavuot is a holiday where you prepare for it by learning the way you should go. If with every achievement or thing you learn, your ego inflates, then that is the wrong path. It is a time to learn wisdom and discernment. Righteousness. What it means to be part of this world. How to help. How to share. How to live with integrity.

I liked the way he worded it.

Anyway, I'm curious if there are other Jews on here, or Messianic Christians, and what you all are doing for Shavuot, if anything at all? And I'm wondering your reflections on the auspiciousness of the day. Even if you're just Jewish by family or whatever. I'm curious about what it means to you, or what you were taught. Also what you are doing for the festival?
 
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Congratulations! I thought it was a few weeks back. I must have read it wrong when you posted. I told my rector about it, shame that the Pentecost stuff has been removed from the front of the church I attend. I was meaning to go to church today but I have come over all on my body hypersensitive and getting hypo's. I have a quite a strong diagnosed allergy all year round and it is in a flair as well. For example, I saw a sausage dog yesterday and it was lovely. Now today with my hypersensitivity I let out sausage dog irriated, it's more than enough for me. I had a few day nights not knowing if my mum had been kidnapped abroad.Thankfully, I heard she was OK yesterday morning. They stole her phone and was scam family and send me text and i'm not text friendly to strangers particularly. On this occasion if they would bless perhaps some water for me to make it Holy, to most likely calm me with rest. 10.30am it open. But, it is just not about water, I want to take in more about my father's word as well, it must be balanced. I believe in the Blessed Sacraments as well, and it is a Holy Communion slightly longer than my usual today.


Today is the day to give Glory and worship him. That fulfils the category of 7 Alleluia, Thank you father for your eternal prescence and unchangeable nature. Greatest of affection. This is a Holy day as well, the time starts at 10.30, but sometimes I am not fit and my dad says rest and I leap out of the ill and shaky. Some people in these worshipped and was sent away as well, useful having the Autism diagnosis now. Before I would be beside myself with my nerves etc.

 
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I shouldn't but lol, I am dressed for the day. It has been helpful to me your post no doubt, this was in my diary to go today but I felt a bit off still I said. I hoped to settle down by the morning. I let of steam to the Lord over my mum's situation. I feel sort a tiny bit better for real. Nearly time, I might just do what I can bear and that is enough, it iis what you intend that counts. I wanted to type something else but I forgot. Thank you.
Surely, this is Father's day part 1 in London, on the 16th we mark it offically.
 
This evening, my daughter and I went out to the pond to see all the beautiful wildflowers, and the ducks and birds. There's a couple creeks that feed into it. Just tiny ones.

We came home and ate cheesecake with homemade jam on top, and watched a cute family film starring the Olsen Twins (It Takes Two).

Now my daughter is asleep and I'm up reading Siddurs, Commentaries, and Torah. It is tradition to stay up as late as possible on Shavuot, reading all you can of the Torah. Learning the Law, and what it means to walk with integrity. Kind of like the Mandalorian "This is The Way".

I will try and explain the festival. Although I am Jewish by ancestry, I was not raised in the Judeo/Christian traditions, so I am just a learner myself. Please forgive me if I get this wrong.

Shavuot is the anniversary of the day the Ten Commandments and the rest of The Law were taught to the Jewish People in Sinai, and they made their decision to follow God.

It also is a harvest festival. Celebrating the first grain and milk harvest. Berries and greens too. Honey and everything else lovely that comes with the early harvest. So grain foods, berries, sweet dairy are all eaten. Cheesecake is the ultimate Shavuot traditional food.

I was just reminded that the Book of Ruth is traditionally read on Shavuot. This is because it is a day of conversion. When the Jews became Jewish. And Ruth pledges to Naomi that she will walk with her and join her people, no matter whatever happens or wherever they go.

It is also, in messianic tradition, the anniversary of Pentecost, when the Disciples of Yeshua were given the Holy Spirit. I know very little about Pentecost. If someone could please explain its significance, and the history, and traditions, I'd be very happy.

Lots of first harvests here, I suppose.

I just watched a Rabbinical commentary on Youtube about preparing for Shavuot. He says that Shavuot is a holiday where you prepare for it by learning the way you should go. If with every achievement or thing you learn, your ego inflates, then that is the wrong path. It is a time to learn wisdom and discernment. Righteousness. What it means to be part of this world. How to help. How to share. How to live with integrity.

I liked the way he worded it.

Anyway, I'm curious if there are other Jews on here, or Messianic Christians, and what you all are doing for Shavuot, if anything at all? And I'm wondering your reflections on the auspiciousness of the day. Even if you're just Jewish by family or whatever. I'm curious about what it means to you, or what you were taught. Also what you are doing for the festival?
Pentecost -Pente is 50 ,50 days after resurrection ,50 is the number of freedom, a slave could be freed after the 50th year in torah judaism ,pentecost the people were given the ruach ha kodesh(holy spirit), some began speaking other languages ,shavuot is weeks(in this context 7 weeks) 49 days ,pentecost is 50 so freedom.
I'll be awake and perimenopausal so i forget if i turn my head ,hoping i can eat !!!
 
It was a lovely service today and I am so glad as always that I went in the end. I took a small picture, although the occasion is a bit different. Still, I thought that I would. I got some water blessed for my nerves really to help me rest. One of the rector's put the water first on my hand and they shook, I was so surprised.
 

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