Shavuot

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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.

Shavuot Food

Shavuot Foods

A roundup of recipes for the springtime holiday.

What Are Pilgrimage Festivals?

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

Shavuot Activities for Kids

A revelation they'll beg for year after year.

The Ten Commandments

The division and structure has been open to interpretation throughout history.

Shavuot in Modern Times

New ceremonies and rituals are introduced.

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.

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Shavuot

Why some synagogues use paper-cuts as decorations, how Israelis celebrate with water, and other lesser-known facts about this springtime holiday.

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.

Shavuot Quiz

How much do you know about this spring holiday?

Why Shavuot Has Few Rituals

The focus is theological.

Why Dairy on Shavuot?

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