The Limmud Chavruta Project is delighted to present its third downloadable Chavruta study materials for Tikkun Leyl Shavuot. The Limmud Chavruta Project is a fresh twist on an ancient tradition – a broad selection of modern and ancient texts, in Hebrew with English translation, for you to explore with a partner or group. These pages contain six sources which address the theme of ‘Offerings’ – exploring the relationship between intention and ritual, God and scripture, and the ultimate value of making offerings. Each source consists of either one or two texts, plus some discussion questions to get the conversation flowing.
It is not necessary to explore every text, nor to answer every question. You may wish to study with a partner or in a group (or both) and the session may last for twenty minutes or for hours on end ... the decisions are yours! However you choose to learn or teach the material, we hope that you will find it both stimulating and illuminating.
The tradition of studying together on Tikkun Leyl Shavuot – the eve of Shavuot – epitomises the Jewish passion for, and commitment to communal learning. The model of Chavruta – exploring Jewish texts with a partner or a group – creates a space for reflection, growth, participation, diversity and tolerance. Through this resource we hope to bring together the tradition of Tikkun Leyl Shavuot and the model of Chavruta to supplement your learning event.