Understanding Shavuot

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The Energy of the Omer and Shavuot

Understanding Shavuot


Published: March 29, 2021
Originally recorded: May 20, 2020

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Lesson Highlights

  • True receiving happens through sharing
  • Understanding the exile
  • To the degree there is selfishness there is also bread of shame, which separates us from the Light
  • There is only a limited amount of pleasure after receiving
  • Connecting to the pleasure of giving to others before fulfilling our own desire creates a lasting fulfillment for ourselves


Lesson Description

In this class, we learn that Shavuot is a glimpse of the final correction of the collective Soul. Yosef Yeshurun explores in depth the importance and true meaning of this important cosmic opening.


About This Course

In the study of Kabbalah, the Omer refers to the 49 days between the cosmic openings of Pesach and Shavuot. When Moses took the Israelites out of Egypt in ancient times, they received freedom without any effort on their part. Therefore, the kabbalists teach, the Creator withdrew the Light of Pesach in order to give the people the opportunity to earn that Light. This period of work is what is known as the Counting of the Omer, and encompasses the powerful hillulah of the author of the Zohar, Rav Shimon bar Yochai, known as Lag B’Omer. Join us for an illuminating course as we delve into the different spiritual aspects of the Omer and Shavuot.


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