Shavuot

Shavuot 2017

Everything you need to know about this holiday that celebrates the giving of the Torah.

What Are Pilgrimage Festivals?

Three major holidays mentioned in the Torah: Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot.

Why We Read The Book of Ruth on Shavuot

The connections between this story and the spring harvest festival.

This Week's Torah Portion

Bamidbar

In this Torah portion, God tells Moses to conduct a census of all the Israelite men over the age of 20. Moses takes up a second census to count all of the Levite men. God gives specific instructions to the Levites about their roles in the Tent of Meeting.

FULL SUMMARY

Parashat Bamidbar

Numbers 1:1 - 4:20

Hosea 2:1 - 2:22

Be The Wilderness

With uncertainty comes unparalleled potential for expanding our horizons.

Videos @ MJL

Why Dairy on Shavuot?

A survey of the many explanations given for the tradition of eating milk products.

The History of Yiddish

Yiddish originated in Germany, but was eventually spoken by Jews all over Europe.

Why Do Jews Put Stones on Graves?

Learn the reasons for this distinctive mourning practice.

Recipes

27 Shavuot Recipe Ideas

Enjoy the holiday known for blintzes and cheesecake and all things creamy and cheesy.

How to Make Cold Borscht

A smooth, pureed soup of beets garnished with mint and citrus.

How to Make Cheese Blintzes

Traditional crepes stuffed with sweet cheese and topped with homemade compote.

Quizzes

Shabbat Quiz

How much do you know about this weekly holiday?

Shavuot Quiz

How much do you know about this spring holiday?

Book of Numbers Quiz

Test your knowledge of the fourth book of the Torah, known in Hebrew as Bamidbar.

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The person who makes sure a restaurant or food producer complies with Jewish dietary laws.