Shavuot

How to Greet Someone on Shavuot

Traditional greetings for the holiday of Shavuot, which celebrates the giving of the Torah.

Shavuot 101

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

Shavuot Foods

A roundup of recipes for the springtime holiday.

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Shavuot

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

Next Torah Portion

Summary

This reading includes the biblical commandment to consecrate the first-born males of the flock to God. It then turns to the commandment to observe three pilgrimage festivals — Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot, and enumerates the laws prohibiting the consumption of leavened products on Passover.

Shavuot

Deuteronomy 15:19-16:17; Numbers 28:26-31

Habakkuk 3:1-19

You Shall Be Joyful

The Torah seems to command us to be happy, but are our feelings within our control?

Shavuot Yizkor Service

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Jewish Meditation Moment

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recharge now

Our weekly Shabbat newsletter, Recharge, features a thoughtful, timely essay to enrich your Shabbat. Here are a few of our recent pieces:

Time Wars

The ancient rabbis were well aware that control of the calendar was linked to their authority over the Jewish people

Find a Rabbi

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Hope and Curses

The curses listed at the end of the Book of Leviticus are less a warning than an empowering message that the past need not be repeated.


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