Shavuot

Tikkun Leil Shavuot

The all-nighter is an observance that developed on Shavuot.

Shavuot 2021

In 2021, this holiday begins at sunset on May 16.

27 Shavuot Recipe Ideas

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

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Summary

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.

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Parashat Bamidbar

Numbers 1:1 - 4:20

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Videos

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How Judaism regards the man Christians revere as the messiah.

Why Dairy on Shavuot?

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

Is Mah-Jongg a Jewish Game?

This Chinese parlor game found Jewish enthusiasts in the Catskills.

Recipes

Kanafeh Cheesecake Recipe

A decadent Middle Eastern-inspired cheesecake.

Blueberry Cheesecake Danish Recipe

Crisp on the outside with a buttery, flaky dough and fruity cheesecake filling.

How to Make Perfect Cheesecake 5 Ways

Cheesecake is the iconic Shavuot dessert, as sacrosanct as a Hanukkah latke or Passover matzah ball.

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Why some synagogues use paper-cuts as decorations, how Israelis celebrate with water, and other lesser-known facts about this springtime holiday.

Why Shavuot Has Few Rituals

The focus is theological.

Why is Shavuot Significant?

It's probably a bigger deal than you think.

What Happens on Shavuot?

Rituals for the holiday of Shavuot, which celebrates the giving of the Torah.