Posts Tagged ‘shavuot’

Preparing for a nondairy Shavuot, just like some Jews have done for centuries

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Shavuot: Judaism’s Wedding

As Passover becomes a glimmer of the past, we now look to celebrate our next Holy Day, Shavuot, embracing Torah and dancing just like a wedding. In fact, Shavuot means weeks and to swear an oath. The Torah tells us to count seven “weeks” from the second day of Passover until the fiftieth day, which […]

A Shavuot Revelation

Shavuot is a mysterious holiday. This commemoration of receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai isn’t given a specific date for its celebration; instead we are told in the Book of Exodus to schedule it seven weeks from the second night of Passover. The tradition is to enjoy four sumptuous meals over the two days of […]

Shavuot, Torah, and Humanity

May 14, 2021 by Jeremy Rosen Read on for article As rockets continue to rain down on our families in Israel, and a civil war rages with mobs of hooligans attacking peaceful citizens and neighbours, I pray for three things. Jeremy Rosen That Israel will be strong, and regardless of world opinion, able to protect […]

Table for Five: Special Shavuot Edition

One verse, five voices. Edited by Salvador Litvak, the Accidental Talmudist Wherever you go, I will go, and wherever you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people and your God my God. -Ruth 1:16 Sara BrudoleyTorah Teacher and Lecturer Rabbi Zeira said, “The scroll of Ruth has neither impurity nor purity, neither prohibition […]

The Book of Ruth: A Zionist Story For Shavuot

The duality of Shavuot is undeniable: On the one hand is its status as an agricultural festival, marking the wheat/barley harvest and the celebration of the precociousness of the land of Israel, and on the other hand is its historic commemoration of the most remarkable event in the origin story of the Jewish People — […]

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