Shovuos is meant to be a time when we accept the Torah all over again. It’s also meant to be a time of celebration and rest, when we take two days to dedicate ourselves to G-d and Judaism, and to spend time with our families and friends. Unfortunately, for many of us, the holiday may have been less than restful. Between tikkun layl shovuos, hosting guests, and cooking meals, there’s rarely a spare minute to ourselves.
So here’s our chance.
Part of the marriage contract with G-d- which is celebrated when we observe Shovuos- is the gift of Shabbes. An eternal covenant between G-d and the Jewish people. The best chuppah gift imaginable. So, tonight and tomorrow, let’s use this gift wisely, and enjoy 25 hours of Shabbes.
In London, Shabbes candles should be lit at 8:51 PM, and Shabbes ends at 10:22 PM tomorrow. When lighting candles, please keep in mind Chain Elozor ben Baila, Moshe ben Hadasa, Moshe ben Genya, Chashachana bas Bryna and Tova bas Taloob for a refuah shleimah. Thank you, and gut Shabbes!