Tikkun Leil Shavuot
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About the Event
On the night of the festival of Shavuot it is traditional for Jews to stay up and learn Torah – a centuries-old custom known as Tikkun Leil Shavuot.
According to the Midrash, that night before Torah was given at Sinai, the Children of Israel retired early to be well-rested for the momentous day ahead. They overslept and Moses had to wake them up because God was already waiting on the mountaintop!
Tikkun means “correction”, while “Leil Shavuot” means “night of Shavuot.” As a correction for having overslept, the Kabbalists (Jewish mystics) instituted the custom of all-night learning. Rather than sleeping late, Jews would not sleep at all. Some today still practice this all-night learning, and some of us simply make it a custom to learn together on the eve of Shavuot for as long as we can.
We have a variety of wonderful teachers and topics lined up for you, and plenty of chocolate, cheesecake, coffee and lively discussion to keep it going.
No need to bring anything but your thirst for knowledge. Please REGISTER here so we can plan for enough yummies.