Rosh Hashanah 19: Why Do We Have a Second Day of Shavuos?

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gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he receivedsemichah. He has written several seforim on halacha and on the moadim called Gevuras Akiva. In addition, he releases a gilyon on the parsha in halacha and aggada every week.

Rabbi Kostner previously learned at Yeshiva of Far Rockaway, Yeshiva Shaar HaTorah and Yeshivas Mir Yerushalayim.

One can subscribe to Rabbi Koster’s weekly gilyon by sending a request to GevurasAkiva@gmail.com.

The following is a shiur delivered via telephone that is featured exclusively on Matzav.com.

Today’s shiur is on the topic of “Why Do We Have a Second Day of Shavuos?”

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Thank you Rabbi Koster for the excellent “Shavuos” Shiur.

    I have just one question. We all know that the first Pesach started on a Thursday and that Matan Torah was on Shabbos. How did the count of the Omer work out that year? Nowadays, when Pesach starts on Thursday, Shavuos must start on Friday for the count of 50 to be correct.

    If you could post an answer either in writing or in a future shiur, I am sure that many of us would find it very interesting.

    Much continued Hatzlacha with all of your wonderful work.

  2. Thank you Rabbi Koster for your excellent Shavuos shiur.

    I have just one small question. We all know that the first Pesach started on Thursday and that Matan Torah took place on Shabbos. How did the count of the 50 days of the Omer work out that year?
    Nowadays, if Pesach begins on Thursday, then Shavuos must begin on Friday for Sefiras Haomer to be a full 50 days.

    Much continued hatzlacha with all of your wonderful work.

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