Posts Tagged ‘Sinai’

The cover of Time Magazine from August 25, 1975 with caricatures of Kissinger (center), Rabin (left) and Sadat (right) about the Second Disengagement Agreement between Israel and Egypt otherwise known as Sinai II

Israel Signs Second Disengagement Agreement With Egypt

Center for Israel Education September 4, 1975 Israel and Egypt sign the Second Disengagement Agreement (Sinai II) in Geneva, Switzerland on September 4, 1975. US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, engaging in shuttle diplomacy, helped Israel and Egypt negotiate the first disengagement agreement following the October 1973 Yom Kippur War. In that agreement, signed in…

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All-Night Studying

Tikkun Leil Shavuot has evolved over the last decades as a holiday ritual. Since Jews stopped bringing sacrifices, the festival of Shavuot has looked like a generic Yom Tov, without distinctive rituals. Shavuot had an unusual sacrifice (Leviticus 23:17-20), but now another ritual has emerged. The prayer book identifies Shavuot as “the season of the…

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Weekly Torah Portion – A Road Map For The Journey

Parshat Bamidbar: Numbers 1:1-4:20; Hosea 2:1-22 This Shabbat, we begin the reading of the book of Bamidbar, Numbers, which chronicles much of the journey of the Exodus. We always begin the reading of Bamidbar very close to the holiday of Shavuot, the holiday commemorating the giving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai. While this is…

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