The Jewish Orthodox rabbi reads from the Old Testament in Hebrew, then English, with a big smile on his face. You can feel his excitement. Then he slaps his hand on the table, looks up, still smiling from ear to ear and declares, “That’s monumental” or “That’s unique.”
In his continuing lecture series on Jewish holidays, Leeder, a Hasidic Jew and member of Congregation Degel Israel, Lancaster’s orthodox congregation, spoke about Shavuos, “The Festival of Weeks” at the synagogue, 1120 Columbia Ave., on Wednesday night. And he did it with gusto.