Insights on Bikkurim, Dovid Hamelech, Matan Torah and related topics
Of the three Yomim Tovim known as the Shalosh Regalim, it seems that the least celebrated is the festival of Shavuos. Pesach is celebrated by eating matzah, drinking the four cups of wine, and holding an elaborate Seder. During Sukkot we sit in a Sukkah and take the lulav and etrog. On Shavuot, though there is neither a special food to eat nor a particular commemorative mitzvah to perform, the holiday is commemorated in other ways. During the time of the Beit Hamikdash, we commence bringing the annual Bikkurim offering to the Beit Hamikdash on Shavuot; we commemorate the Yahrzeit of Dovid Hamelech; we offer the Shtei Halechem bread on the Mizbeach.
This fascinating book illuminates a range of topics, giving the reader a deeper and broader appreciation for this Yom Tov.
Among the many issues illuminated are:
- The connection between Bikkurim and Shavuot
- The life and legacy of Dovid Hamelech
- Man's unique role in fulfilling the Torah
- The authoritative stature of Moshe Rabbeinu
- The Mitzvah of Aliyah L'Regel
- The division of Tanach
With its rich diversity of opinions and close study of the various themes of the holiday of Shavuous, Rabbi Sender once again demonstrates what has made the Commentators' Series so popular and valued.