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Shavuot Quiz

How much do you know about this spring holiday?

Shavuot Activities for Kids

A revelation they'll beg for year after year.

Shavuot in Modern Times

New ceremonies and rituals are introduced.

LGBT Resources for Holocaust Remembrance Day

When the last known gay Jewish Holocaust survivor, Gad Beck, died in 2012, it was a poignant reminder that both ...

Why We Read The Book of Ruth on Shavuot

The connections between this story and the spring harvest festival.

Tikkun Leil Shavuot

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

What Are Pilgrimage Festivals?

Three major holidays mentioned in the Torah: Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot.

Did Moses Write the Torah?

Although modern traditionalist Judaism uniformly affirms the divinity of the Torah, classical sources disagree on what role Moses had in its production.

Why Some Holidays Last Longer Outside Israel

Israelis and liberal Jews observe fewer days for some holidays than traditional Diaspora Jews.

Kabbalat Shabbat

What happens during the Friday night prayer service.

Shabbat Blessings for Friday Night

Lighting the candles, saying Kiddush and other Shabbat dinner rituals.

Modern Jewish Holidays 101

There are a handful of holidays that entered Jewish life in the latter half of the 20th century.