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Learning on Shavuot night; the Ten Commandments; Book of Ruth; adorning the home with flowers; dairy foods...

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An Insomniac’s Preparation for the Torah
On Shavuot night we remain awake until dawn to atone for an error committed many years ago . . .
All must attend the reading of the Ten Commandments, men and women, young and old. Find out why...
Who are the Jews, what it means to be "chosen", the revelation at Sinai, the Ten Commandments, and the three pilgrimage festivals...
On the holiday of Shavuot we all became Jewish. What an appropriate time to read about the consummate convert—and her justly deserved reward.
Shavuot is the only holiday when dairy foods are traditionally on the menu. There are many reasons for this delicious custom . . .
Many have the custom to decorate the synagogue and home with greenery and flowers in honor of Shavuot. Here’s why.
Rejoicing, enjoying, resting from work
Just as there are sacred places, there are sacred times, times to celebrate, times when weekday activities do not belong.
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