Baking For God

Rabbi Avi Killip

Shavuot as a Holiday of Transformation

Shavuot is the holiday of harvest.  In fall we planted.  For months we worried and prayed, never sure if enough rain would fall to nourish the seeds in the ground.  Shavuot marks the move into a time of clarity, security, and abundance.  After a cold winter, Shavuot brings with it the ease and warmth of summer.  We take a collective sigh of relief and release.  The holiday of Shavuot is about reaping and sharing from life’s overflowing cup.