Shavuot Media Library
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For your convenience, we have compiled and organized all of our kabbalistic Shavuot materials for you on this page. Learn what to do, when to do it, and how!
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The Purpose of Shavuot
To Bring Down the Keter (Crown)
Tikkun Leil Shavuot is a custom brought down in the Zohar, and the Arizal explains it at length, to stay up all night Shavuot, learning Torah. This has become the foremost Shavuot custom of Am Yisrael.
What is the purpose of this Tikkun?
The Tikkun’s purpose is to fill up all the empty spaces that are left from Sefirat HaOmer. Once this body is completed we are ready to receive the keter (crown).
A short parable to explain:
The king dons his garments and prepares for service; the final piece is the crown being placed on his head. Throughout Sefirat HaOmer, we are building our spiritual body. On the night of Shavuot, we complete the spiritual garments, culminating in the kter.
What should one do on the night of Shavuot?
Some think the main thing is to simply not to fall asleep, but filling this time by talking with friends and going for walks does not fulfill the Tikkun of learning Torah all night.
The night of Shavuot eat your seudat mitzvah with your family. It is important to have a festive meal, unlike learning all night, which is a custom, the meal is halacha/Jewish law. It’s important to find a place for all-night learning. With or without study partners one should learn all-night. Many people take on Taanit Dibur/Speech Fast so that he is more focused on his learning. If one chooses to fast they should start the speech fast after the meal so that he can devote oneself to his family during the meal. If you finish the verses before sunrise, it is highly recommended to learn Kabbalah. If you are not able to do this then learn other Torah because Someone who is sitting and doing nothing or chatting idly with a friend; it is likened to sleeping. Since there is a promise by the Ariza”l that one that does not sleep during Shavuot no harm will get to him that year, Therefore try as much as possible without hurting yourself to push and stay awake learning the whole night.
What should one learn on Leil Shavuot?
This is a big discussion among Am Yisrael. Should one learn the Written Torah or Oral Torah? A custom by some is to learn Gemara Oral Torah, which is an admiral custom also found in the Zohar. The custom according to the Arizal is to read the first and last verse from each chapter of the Tanach. Plus there are a few places like the Matan Torah/The Giving of the Torah and Bereshit/Genesis we have a few additional verses.