Posted on May 19, 2013
Rabbi Mishael Zion gives an interesting perspective on our Shavuot learning every year. He discusses how every Jewish holiday prompts us to think about and analyze ourselves in certain ways and Shavuot should not be any different. Since on Shavuot we spend time learning Torah as the center of the holiday, this should be the day when we consider our learning and ask if we are living up to our potential in this area.
I think that having an annual “checkup” of our behavior is a good thing to do in every significant aspect of our lives. Am I doing as much chesed as I could be doing? Do I help others? How could I help others more and more effectively? These and many others are questions that we should critically think about at least once a year.