Receiving the Torah

Shavuot Activities for Kids

A revelation they'll beg for year after year.

What Is An Upsheren, or Halaqah?

Why some Jews ritualize their son's first haircut at age 3.

Redemption Comes at Sinai

Passover and Shavuot are part of one spiritual journey.

What Is Lag B’Omer?

This minor holiday is known for bonfires, weddings and haircuts.

Celebrating Submission

Shavuot has no specific rituals because it is all about receiving God's Torah.

Feminine Aspects of the Omer

In mystical terms, this is a period of time leading to the unification of the male and female aspects of the Divine.

Ruth and Lovingkindness

Rabbinic tradition sees her as a virtuous woman who is rewarded for her behavior.

Shavuot Themes and Theology

This holiday has agricultural, historical and religious significance.

The Meaning of Ezekiel’s Vision

Understanding the prophet's experience