Shavuot 2020

a study of the 10 commandments

Compiled by Josh Weiner // Edited by Valentin Velvel Lutset



On Thursday night, May 28th, 2020, we’ll continue this Shavuot tradition of a night of study. It’ll be different, some will be meeting in pairs or small groups, some alone at home. What unites us is a common text: over the next pages are the “ten commandments,” broken up into the ten traditional units, each in conversation with other Jewish texts, and with questions inviting us to continue the conversation ourselves. Interspersed between the classic texts are some thoughts from Berliners responding to the commandments from their own perspectives.

May this night of learning be fruitful, may we discover the power of chiddush - innovative re-readings, may we build connections backwards and forwards in time, and eventually rebuild our connections in space as well, with the holy community around us.

Chag Shavuot Sameach!

Josh Weiner