Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Sivan: Living the Torah’s wisdom

Dear Friends,

This is a post about the Jewish month of Sivan, as it relates to The Chazak Plan: A 12 Month Journey to Spiritual Strength.

Rosh Chodesh Sivan begins Thursday night, May 29th. The holiday of Shavuot begins Tuesday night, June 3rd.

On Shavuot, we celebrate receiving on Mount Sinai the Torah, God’s instruction manual for life. Even those who are unaffiliated, without realizing it, observe part of the Torah. For example, take the 10 Commandments: Many believe in God, do not worship idols, honor their parents, do not commit murder, adultery etc.

Begin at whatever level of observance you are currently on, and during this month, pick one area to strengthen for at least this month. At the end of each day/week, check off on your check list if you kept that observance. (If possible, speak to your rabbi or spiritual mentor for guidance.)

The majority of the 10 Commandments focus on what not to do. In the article below, we take a look at the hidden side of the commandments – the positive actions we can do to enhance our lives.

Reading for the month:

The Hidden Side of the Ten Commandments

Take care, have a Happy Shavuot and may God grant you success in the coming month,


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