I would like to wish our community and the entire Jewish people a happy Shavuot!
Shavuot is not just about cheese cakes and sweet treats. It is a celebration of the Jewish unity — “as if it were one man with one heart.”
This is how our sages describe the historical acceptance of the Torah by the Jewish people 3,332 years ago. The Jewish people responded as one.
It is a celebration of the unity of G-d and the Jewish people. Jews are united with G-d through His Torah. Every Jew was present on Mount Sinai and said, “We will do and we will hear,” and every Jew heard the voice of G-d as He proclaimed the Ten Commandments.
My blessing to all of us is that we are honored to hear the Word of G-d and the Voice of G-d, and that the Unity of our people, with one another and with G-d, is strengthened by keeping the commandments of the Torah and approaching G-d.
Rabbi Yaakov Dov Bleich,
Chief Rabbi of Kyiv and Ukraine