Shavuot

Shavuot

Shavuot 101

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

Shavuot Food

Shavuot Foods

Recipes for the Holiday

Shavuot

Why We Read The Book of Ruth on Shavuot

The connections between this story and the spring harvest festival.

Shavuot 2018

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

Why Dairy on Shavuot?

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

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.

Why Shavuot Has Few Rituals

The focus is theological.

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.

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.