Saturday, January 16, 2010

1 Shevat 5770

The Hebrew calendar is a lunar calendar, and the days go from sunset to sunset.
On this day the first of Shevat of the Hebrew year 2488, according to the Book of Deuteronomy, Moses convened the Jewish people and began the 37-day "review of the Torah”, which he concluded on the day of his death on Adar 7 of that year.
As our Jewish brothers and sisters mark this final presentation of God's law, we remember that, while we believe Christ freed us from much of the law with the new Covenant, we still believe that all law must be judged by its correspondence to God's law, most simply summarized in the duel commandment to love God and love our neighbor.