Articles by MJL

The Prohibition Against Studying Torah on Tisha B’Av

Why would learning sacred Jewish texts be forbidden on this day of fasting and mourning?

All About Jewish Wedding Rings

What do Jewish wedding rings look like and what do they mean?

Shalom Aleichem

This poem is sung in virtually all Jewish homes prior to the Shabbat evening meal.

Is Shavuot One or Two Days Long?

The answer depends on where you live.

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Why is Shavuot Significant?

It's probably a bigger deal than you think.

Is Shavuot the Jewish Pentecost?

Shavuot goes by many names, but Pentecost is not usually one of them.

What are Other Names for Shavuot?

For a holiday that is only one or two days long, “weeks” seems a strange name.

What is the Meaning of the Word “Shavuot”?

The name of this holiday has more to do with when it falls than what it is about.

What Happens on Shavuot?

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