Shavuot

19 organizations partner for Shavuot all-night learning

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Get your cheesecake ready, Baltimore. Nineteen local Jewish organizations are participating in a virtual Shavuot event on May 16 from 7:30 p.m. until 5 a.m....

A Measure Of Torah

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From reading the Book of Ruth to eating cheese blintzes Shavuot is the holiday commemorating God’s giving of the Torah to the ancient Israelites at...

Shavuot—A Festival of Milk And Honey

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Shavuot marks the anniversary of the “giving of the Torah.” It was at this time that God revealed himself on Mount Sinai and gave...

The Ten Jewish Values Of Shavuot

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In the 16th century, the mystics of Safed revitalized Shavuot observance with a brilliant form of adult education - an intellectual seder called “tikkun...

Milky Way

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In addition to being a singer, and imagining himself an actor, Elvis Presley spent a great deal of time serving as his own interior...

Countdown to Shavuot

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From the second night of Pesach (Passover) to Shavuot, the next festival, there are exactly fifty days, seven full weeks linked by a ritual...

On Shavuot, An Exploration Of Contemporary Issues Surrounding Conversion

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Next week, Jews celebrate Shavuot. The holiday, which falls this year on May 15 and 16, commemorates God’s giving of the Torah to the...

Torah navigation leads to new journeys

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On Shavuot, we celebrate being given the Five Books of Moses by opening the gift and reading from the scroll. But first we need...

Israeli cheese and wine for Shavuot

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Part of the joy of living in Israel as opposed to visiting for a short break is that it affords one the opportunity to...

Glimpse Of The Divine

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It was one of my first days as a chaplain resident at the University of Virginia Health System. As I visited patients during my...