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Shavuot: (lit. “weeks”) The one-day holiday (two in the Diaspora) commemorating the Giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. This late-spring holiday commences on the fiftieth day (the morrow of seven “weeks”) following the second day of Passover.
And How Is Shavuot Celebrated?
The Torah was given more than 3,300 years ago. Every year on the holiday of Shavuot we renew our acceptance of G‑d’s gift, and G‑d “re-gives” the Torah. Learn how to celebrate this special holiday . . .
Unpack layers of Biblical and rabbinic text to understand the inner mechanics of this sometimes-overlooked but super-important holiday.
Every year on Shavuot we renew our acceptance of the Torah, and G‑d “re-gives” it to us anew.
The celebration of the giving of the Torah
A Shavuot Wonderland for kids: Holiday guides, videos, recipes, stories, games, arts & crafts, and more!
These zucchini boats are filled with a flavorful ricotta mixture. As you can see, I filled them unevenly (some too much, some not enough), but it doesn't much matter. Zucchini are in season here, right now, and as we enter the Nine Days - the annual mourn...
Discover the 6 steps of spiritual preparation the Jewish People observed at Mt. Siani, over a six-day period prior to the Giving of the Torah, and how you can take these spiritual steps today, as our ancestors did more than 3,300 years ago.
In 10 Minutes and with Ingredients You Probably Already Have
You might have heard of “ice cream in a bag.” It’s a fun summer activity to do with kids, but adults can have fun with it too. The end product is not as rich and creamy as regular ice cream, but it’s a rewarding result with very basic ingredients and only...
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Eggplant is an often under-appreciated vegetable. I go back and forth on it myself, but here it makes a great base for a pile of my favorite Middle Eastern flavors: tahini, silan, pomegranate, feta, and parsley. And it’s bright and eye-catching to boot! V...
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