Never on sundae?

Dear Editor:
I’m sure you know that your conclusion that “Shavuot was always sundae” (See Shavuot poem, “Shavuot Sundae”) has profound historical and theological implications.

That was exactly the dispute between the Tzaddukim (“Sadducees,” those who denied the validity of the Oral Torah tradition) and the Perushim (“Pharisees,” our ancestors): The Tzaddukim believed that Shavuot was always Sunday based on their misunderstanding of a verse in the Torah, and the Perushim rejected their opinion.

What a profound poem! You’re extraordinarily talented!

Chag Sameach,

Rabbi Cary Friedman
Passaic, NJ

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