Chronicle poll results: Studying on Shavuot
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Chronicle poll results: Studying on Shavuot

We asked our readers if they would be attending a Jewish study session on Shavuot. Here's what they said.

Last week, the Chronicle asked its readers in an electronic poll the following question: “Will you attend a Jewish study session on Shavuot?” Of the 192 people who responded, 54% said no; 37% said yes; and 9% said they didn’t know. Comments were submitted by 30 people. A few follow.

Learning Torah is vital to the future of the Jewish people.

The best community experience all year is the Shavuot night learning at the JCC! Try it you’ll like it!

I am a morning person; my aging brain does not function well later in the day when a class would occur.

I love the community Tikkun Leil Shavuot, where I can learn from people outside my normal sphere. I seek out teachers I don’t already know.

Past my bedtime.

I plan to attend online study sessions from New York City — or elsewhere — earlier in the evening, since 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. is too late for me.

As much as I have loved the endless cheesecake and cherished camaraderie at the JCC over the years, it starts past my bedtime — not to mention ending when I should be in solid REM sleep!

I generally study on my own.

Due to a disability, it’s hard for me to go places. I might attend a session if it is virtual.

Learning Jewish thought is a vital component of Judaism. Hence we are known as the People of the Book. Scholarship as an end for all (including lay people) is the reason we have been around longer than any other culture.

This will be my first, so I’m very excited!

Yes, the breadth of Torah is both spiritual and intellectual. It enlightens and educates, regardless of your level of conviction. Am Yisroel Chai.

We in Pittsburgh have great study opportunities for three hours at the community Tikkun Leil Shavuot. It’s so wonderful, it is tough to decide!

I will learn all night, then daven at dawn — and then sleep half the day.

As much as I love cheesecakes and milkshakes, I also love the passionate communal dialogues while studying Torah. You will see me at synagogue. PJC

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