Book of Ruth

Shavuot 2018

What you need to know about this holiday, which starts at sundown May 19.

Shavuot 2017

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

Shavuot 2016

Shavuot 2016 begins at sunset on Saturday, June 11 and will end on the evening of Monday, June 13. What is ...

Levirate Marriage and Halitzah

Ancient customs involving a childless widow.

The Story of the Book of Ruth

An analysis of the book read on Shavuot.

Shavuot 101

Shavuot commemorates the spring harvest and the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai.

Why We Read The Book of Ruth on Shavuot

The connections between this story and the spring harvest festival.

Why Ruth on Shavuot?

The tale of this young Moabite widow teaches a lesson in ethical behavior.