The Name’s Shavuot, Tikkun Leil Shavuot – 8th June
The Name’s Shavuot.
Tikkun Leil Shavuot.
James Bond and Jewish Scriptures
Shabbat 8th June
Mincha 8:00 pm
Supper 8:30 pm including quiz and learning session Part I:
“The Spy Who Loved Me”
Ma’ariv 10.20 pm followed by Kiddush for Shavuot, cheesecake, ice cream and learning session Part II:
“On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”
Finish 11.15 pm (Optional learning until midnight)
*The practice of staying up on Shavuot night to study Torah – known as Tikkun Leil Shavuot – has its source in the Midrash, which relates that the night before the Torah was given, the Israelites retired early to be well-rested for the momentous day ahead. They overslept and Moses had to wake them up because God was already waiting on the mountaintop. To rectify this perceived flaw in the national character, many religious Jews stay up until late to learn Torah and some stay up all night long.