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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.
With safety top of mind, Chabad develops innovative Torah readings for all
Another Jewish holiday is fast approaching—Shavuot, when the Jewish people received the Torah on Mount Sinai 3,333 years ago. And like everything else over this unique period of world history, Jewish communities worldwide are gearing up to mark the two-da...
Rabbis counsel caution during pandemic, even when following local government guidelines
In a normal year, Chabad-Lubavitch of Eilat, Israel, on the shores of the Red Sea, would host hundreds of children in their synagogue for the reading of the Ten Commandments, in keeping with the call of the Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous...
Tips on how to read the Ten Commandments at home, inspiration for the holiday, family party packet
Even as the world takes baby steps towards reopening the economy and returning to a semblance of business as usual, it’s clear that many will remain shut in for some time and that many communal institutions, including some synagogues, will remain closed f...
With schools out on Sunday, record numbers to hear Ten Commandments worldwide
Everything is set for the first Shavuot celebration at the lone Chabad center in rural Wasilla, Alaska. The cheese and the ice-cream have been sent by plane from Seattle, and the other dairy goodies (crepes, pasta and cheesecakes) have been made from scra...
Learning by night, Ten Commandments by day, plus kids’ programs and dairy meals
All around the world this week, Jewish communities will celebrate Shavuot, when G‑d gave the Torah to the Jewish people at Mount Sinai 3,300 years ago. They’ll do so by lighting candles, staying up all night to learn Torah, hearing the reading of the Ten ...
More than 60 synagogues will be open until dawn for the Tikkun Leil Shavuot service
The first night of the festival of Shavuot is not one for sleeping in Jewish communities around the world. It is the night when Tikkun Leil Shavuot (rectification of the night of Shavuot)—a specific text comprising written, oral and mystical aspects of th...
Chabad centers prep for an influx of children at Ten Commandments readings
Synagogue seating typically includes pews, stacking chairs or even folding chairs. But come Sunday morning, part of the sanctuary of the Chabad of Cary Learning Center in North Carolina will be strewn will pillows and blankets, creating a comfy “kids’ zon...
Receiving the Torah on the holiday that quite literally celebrates it
Shavuot marks the “giving of the Torah” at Sinai more than 3,300 years ago. That will have even greater meaning this year for 12 communities in four different countries that will be given their very own Torah scrolls for use by the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Be...
A new program aims to shore up services and spirits; its participants will also arrive with kosher dairy goods
Shavuot presented some problems last year for Rabbi Alexander and Esther Piekarski, co-directors of Beth Yona-Chabad Jewish Community of La Paz, Mexico. With many locals away to escape the scorching summer heat and with the holiday not as widely celebrate...
Families to gather in synagogues around the world to hear the Ten Commandments
From Montana to Melbourne, getting ready for the holiday.
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