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Shavuot 2018

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

Shavuot

Shavuot 101

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

Yom HaShoah

Yom Hashoah: Holocaust Memorial Day

This annual day of remembrance of the victims is observed by Jewish communities worldwide.

Yom Hazikaron: Israel’s Memorial Day

This day honoring fallen soldiers -- next observed on April 18, 2018 -- immediately precedes Israel's Independence Day.

Why Dairy on Shavuot?

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

The Religious Status of Yom Ha’atzmaut

Within Israel and in the greater Jewish world there are differing views as to whether there is a religious nature to Israel's Independence Day.

The Importance of Remembering

The best way to honor the memory of Holocaust victims is through Jewish continuity.

Yom Ha’atzmaut Liturgy

Religious observance of Yom Ha'atzmaut draw on a variety of Jewish customs.

27 Shavuot Recipe Ideas

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

How to Make Perfect Cheesecake 5 Ways

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

Praying for the Welfare of the State of Israel

While following a tradition of praying for the government, this prayer has some significant differences.

Why Shavuot Has Few Rituals

The focus is theological.

Reflections on Remembrance: Memorial Day and More

Memorial Day is approaching, and while I’m usually swept up in the parades, beach trips and community cookouts, this year ...

Holocaust Remembrance: Particular or Universal?

This evening begins Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is a day set aside to remember the experience of the ...