Eichlers.com blog wrote about the Jewish festival of Shavuot, and the tradition in some Judaica communities to exchange gifts on this holiday. Although Shavuot is one of the few Jewish holidays without any unique mitzvoth in order to observe it, some families exchange gifts during this festival just as the Jewish people received the gift of the Torah.
Today we’re going to feature a book that features thirty-eight separate derashot of Rabbi Zvi Dov Kanotopski. Rejoice in your Festivals: Penetrating Insights into Pesach, Shavuot and Sukkot appears to be a great addition to any collection of Jewish books, and promises to provide “new dimensions to our understandstanding and enjoyment” of Shavuot.
From the full description on Eichlers.com:
“At once timeless and timely, many of the derashot were written at historic moments such as the end of World War II and the rescue of Holocaust survivors, the establishment of the State of Israel, and the miraculous Israeli victories against the Arab armies. All of the derashot provide valuable insight and inspiration to help us address the complex challenges we face today as a people and as individuals. “
I highly recommend this to any and all scholars looking to learn more about this wonderful Jewish holiday. And be sure to check out the tremendous selection of Jewish books available at the Eichlers online Judaica store.