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Jewish Holidays
More than Passover and more than Lag BaOmer, I wondered about Shavuot weeks in advance.
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Rabbis counsel caution during pandemic, even when following local government guidelines

The very first rule was made to be broken
—the rule that heaven is heaven and earth is earth and each must remain in its place.

The first to break that rule was the very One who made it,
when His glory descended upon Mount Sinai.
And He gave us a Torah so that we, too, could continue breaking that rule
—and all the rules...

Chabad.org Video
Join together before the holiday, as we remember our loved ones in a traditional Yizkor memorial webcast. Featuring an inspiring memorial message by Rabbi Moshe Bryski and heartfelt tunes by cantor...
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If I were a Yankees fan, I would be terribly offended right now.
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Unlike the Written Torah, when studying the Oral Torah, a person has not fulfilled his obligation of Torah study unless he understands what is being learnt. Nevertheless, exceptions are made for...
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More than 2 million days will be counted this year
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Every person at your chuppah adds their soul energy
Kosher Cooking
Showcase the beauty of Mount Sinai with this beautiful Shavuot cake.
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Jewish History
“When I was a young man of twenty,” the Baal Shem Tov began his story, “shortly after being accepted in the society of hidden tzaddikim, several of us came to the city of Brody . . .”
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Universal and deeply personal, ‘michtavim klaliim’ set the tone for the upcoming holiday
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Jewish tradition likens Shavuot to the wedding day between us and G‑d.
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Here are our tips for a Shavuot that is both delightful to the soul and pleasant for the person.
Jewish Holidays
As I prepared to celebrate the holiday in quarantine, I knew that I would have to seek inspiration in order to find meaning and pleasure in this lonely, unusual Shavuot.
Jewish Holidays
Includes stories, fun games, and delicious treat you make yourself.
This is my G‑d.
– Children of Israel at the Splitting of the Sea, Exodus 15:2
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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