The giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai is among the most significant events in Jewish tradition.
A revelation they'll beg for year after year.
Beliefs & Practices
Why some Jews ritualize their son's first haircut at age 3.
From Sinai to schism.
Passover and Shavuot are part of one spiritual journey.
This minor holiday — known for bonfires, weddings and haircuts — takes place about a month after Passover.
Shavuot has no specific rituals because it is all about receiving God's Torah.
In mystical terms, this is a period of time leading to the unification of the male and female aspects of the Divine.
Rabbinic tradition sees her as a virtuous woman who is rewarded for her behavior.
This holiday has agricultural, historical and religious significance.