Shavuot Decorations

These are traditionally found both in the home and the synagogue.

Counting the Omer

The days between Passover and Shavuot are considered a time of mourning.

The Environmentally Conscious Jewish Home

For Jewish families, caring for the environment could be part of a wider consciousness of living in a world that is a divine gift.

Shabbat in the Bible

The Sabbath was a cornerstone of the Temple service and of popular observance in ancient Israel.

The Prayer for Dew

A special request for life-sustaining dew is traditionally recited on the first morning of Passover.

Hezekiah’s Passover

The festival served as a repudiation of idolatry.

The Omer

Counting the days from Passover to Shavuot.

A Vegetarian Shankbone

How the beet ended up on the seder plate

What’s With the Fours?

This number appears over and over in the Passover Haggadah.

How Passover Customs Have Changed and Developed Over Time

A look at some Pesach customs throughout history.

The Matzah-Baking Machine

A 19th-century controversy