Chag Shavuot Sameach!


Shavuot is just around the corner! The holiday, which arrives seven weeks after Passover, occurs on the 6th day of Sivan. Celebrated for two days in the States, Shavuot—which means “weeks” in Hebrew—this year falls on Friday, May 29, and Saturday, May 30. It’s both a harvest celebration commemorating the ripening of the first fruits of the spring harvest and it celebrates God’s gift of the Ten Commandments to the Jewish people. To get you in the holiday spirit, read the Shavuot-themed stories below. 

I hear America singing, except it’s in Hebrew.

Shavuot Feature

5/28/2009 1:12:42 PM

Cool as a cuke: Recalling the salad days of cold soup

In the Old Country, Shavuot meals often started with cold, creamy soups, an appetizer that has all...

6/5/2008 11:36:54 AM

Loving Kindness … and Cheesecake

Unlike most Jewish holidays with their “must do or not do”  restrictions, and themes of being...

6/5/2008 11:45:34 AM

Shavuot may not be Passover, but it’s become a little bit hip

During the past few years, there’s been a resurgence of interest in tikkun leil Shavuot. Of all...

6/5/2008 11:41:06 AM

Time of milk and honey: Shavuot celebrates springtime with dairy

Among all the major holidays on the Jewish calendar, why is Shavuot the most likely to be...

6/5/2008 11:31:04 AM


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