Shavuot

Salonican Shavuot Traditions

Sephardic memory and tradition at Shavuot.

Don’t Just Mark the Jewish Holidays, Mark the Jewish Intervals

We need to be able to rest and recover from one run in order to perform at our best at the next one.

Ruth… In Other Words

Last summer, when I joined Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel (ASBI), the local Modern Orthodox synagogue in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, I discovered ...

Neighbors and Strangers

I received a hate call two weeks ago. It came right after I had had the honor of offering an ...

Why Do So Many Jews Ignore Shavuot?

Shavuot has become the Rodney Dangerfield of Jewish holidays.

Our Bat Mitzvah Celebration With The Community

We live in a provincial community in the UK and like in many provincial communities, attitudes towards women’s involvement in ...

How Should We Write About Tragedy?

Heartbreaking news from the U.S. Violence against gays. The worst mass shooting. Hints of international terrorism. How should my fellow ...

Prayer & Mourning

Yesterday, like many others in our community this month, I marched in a Pride Parade. The day began with the ...

Greek Burekas, A Treat at Shavuot or Year-Round

The Shavuot holiday is upon us. We celebrate our becoming a people committed to living the gift of receiving and ...

Soulfood for Shavuot

Shavuot is one of the rare Jewish holidays that really specifies a dairy meal. READ: Why Do We Eat Cheesecake on ...