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Mitzvahs & Traditions
How It Came About and What It Is Meant to Be
Jewish News
More than 60 synagogues will be open until dawn for the Tikkun Leil Shavuot service
Jewish Holidays
Every year on Shavuot we renew our acceptance of the Torah, and G‑d “re-gives” it to us anew.

He talks with Himself, entertained by His own thoughts. The thoughts imply a background, which is the world. But the Torah, those are the thoughts themselves.

And we?

We are the self with whom He speaks.

Questions & Answers
The main source for this erroneous image seems to come from Christian art during the Renaissance . . .
Audio & Video Classes
Yahrzeit on Shavuot
Jewish Essentials
Mitzvah Studies—Article 2
Jewish News
Ceremonies before or after Shavuot at four colleges in New York and one in California
Questions & Answers
Anyone can be a shadchan. Just make the suggestion. Even if it does not work the first time, keep on trying.
You have selected the L‑rd this day, to be your G‑d, and to walk in His ways, and to observe His statutes, His commandments and His ordinances, and to obey Him . . . And G‑d has selected you this day to be His treasured people, as He has promised you . . .
– Deuteronomy 26:17–18
Giving of the Torah (1313 BCE)
On the 6th Sivan of the year 2448 from creation (1313 BCE), seven weeks after the Exodus, G-d... Read More »
Passing of King David (837 BCE)
David, a descendent of Judah the son of Jacob as well as of Ruth, a Moabite convert to Judaism, was... Read More »
Cologne Jews Martyred (1096)
During the first crusade (see "Today in Jewish History" for Iyar 8), the Jews of Cologne, Germany... Read More »
Passing of R. Israel Baal Shem Tov (1760)
In 1734, Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov ("BeSHT", 1698-1760), who up until that time had lived as... Read More »
The Torah reading for the 1st day of Shavuot is from Exodus 19-20, which recounts the giving of the... Read More »
The Lubavitcher Rebbe urged that all children -- including infants --should be brought to the... Read More »
It is the custom in many communities to read the biblical Book of Ruth, which tells the story of... Read More »
It is customary to eat dairy foods on Shavuot. Traditional Shavuot dairy foods include cheesecake... Read More »
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