At Shavuot, which in 2015 begins on the evening of Saturday 23 May, there is a tradition of staying up all night and learning in a 'Tikkun Leyl Shavuot': 'tikkun' means 'to repair' and 'leyl' is 'night'. Jewish tradition tells the story that the children of Israel overslept on the morning of the giving of the Torah and God had to wake them with a loud shofar (horn) blast. To ensure that no one oversleeps and misses anything, a sixteenth century rabbi, Isaac Luria, began the tradition of staying up all night learning on the eve of Shavuot.
To make for a rich Tikkun Leyl Shavuot experience, Limmud Chavruta Team volunteers have compiled Chavruta study materials on the theme of "Revelation".You can study these sources in pairs or in groups anywhere - at home, in a community building, in a coffee shop, or even outdoors, if the weather is good enough! And do share this with others or use them with your community. There are no 'right' or 'wrong' answers, simply enjoy the learning, knowing that fellow Limmudniks around the world are learning the same texts in their communities.
We hope that this inspires you to get the most out of your learning as part of the international Limmud community of learning and we wish you a very happy Shavuot, a Chag Shavuot sameach!
If you are looking for the previous compilation, 2014 materials on the theme of "Learning" are here.