Shavuot 2023

In 2023, this holiday begins at sunset on May 25.

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.

Why Dairy on Shavuot?

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

What Happens on Shavuot?

Rituals for the holiday of Shavuot, which celebrates the giving of the Torah.

Tikkun Leil Shavuot

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

Shavuot Foods

A roundup of recipes for the springtime holiday.

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.

27 Shavuot Recipe Ideas

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