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This past week Jewish people celebrated the revelation of the Ten Commandments (and all of Torah for that matter) at Mount Sinai. Well, some people celebrated it…others didn’t know it was happening or were too conflicted about following all these rules and regulations so just ignored it. Today on Shtetl we talk with two guests with very different perspectives on this holiday called Shavuot. First is senior correspondent and one-time editor in chief at The Forward, J.J. Goldberg. He has a fascinating take on why Shavuot doesn’t get as much press as, say, Passover or Chanukah.
Next Leibish Hundert, Rabbi at The Ghetto Shul in downtown Montreal, speaks about the more mystical side of revelation.
Muisc by The Barry Sisters, Fool’s Gold, Gypsophilia, Idan Raichel Project and Yael Naim.