Baltimore, MD - May 22, 2023 - On Shavuos, we are required to have a feast and to celebrate, in order to demonstrate our excitement and joy at receiving the Torah. This happiness is a prerequisite to receiving the Torah, just like our original joyous acceptance with the words "naaseh v'nishmah" (we will do and we will hear). If we do not show proper appreciation for this gift, certain mitzvos can be taken from us, like korbanos (offerings) and other mitzvos related to the Beis Hamikdash. As the time of re-accepting the Torah approaches, it is our job to embrace it with true joy and happiness.

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