Shavuot Late Night learning

Join Jews throughout the world in observing the centuries-old custom of conducting an late-night vigil dedication to Torah learning on the first night of Shavuot.
 
Special Shavuot Class:
 
TIS EVIL REAL? Why do bad things happen to good people? The question has been asked ­ and answered - for thousands of years. But even if we understood the purpose of evil, would this make it more palatable and acceptable? Would it aid us in our efforts to defeat evil?

Class description: This lesson examines many of the responses to this age-old query, from the biblical prophets to the sages of the Talmud, from the classical works of Jewish philosophy to contemporary Jewish thinkers, as well as those offered in the writings of the Chasidic masters. We discover that in order to even scratch the surface of the question, "Why evil?", we also need to ask, "What is evil?" Understanding the nature of evil's existence informs our responses to the devastation it wreaks, and provides us the tools with which to battle it and defeat it.
 
No charge. Coffee and refreshments will be served. 
 
WHERE: Chabad, 1827 Ponce de Leon Blvd
WHEN: Saturday, May 19, 2018, 9:30 PM
WEBSITE: www.ChabadGables.com
What is Shavuot?

Shavuot, this year June 11-13, 2016, marks the anniversary of the day when we received the Torah at Mount Sinai. It is the second of the three major festivals (Passover being the first, and Sukkot the third), occurring exactly fifty days after the second day of Passover. The word "Shavuot" means "weeks"; it marks the completion of the seven-week counting period between Passover and Shavuot. During these seven weeks, the Jewish people cleansed themselves of the scars of Egyptian slavery and became a holy nation, ready to enter into an eternal covenant with G‑d with the giving of the Torah.