This past week, Jews celebrated Shavuot, the culmination of their ancestors’ liberation from Egypt​—the receiving of the
Shavuot begins on June 11 this year.
On June 11th and 12th, Jews will celebrate Shavuot, a holiday that commemorates the receiving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai. This is the moment when we truly became Jews as a people after escaping slavery in Egypt.
In Judaism Also called Shavuot in Judaism, Pentecost is the 'Feast of Weeks' that commemorates the giving of the Torah at
Then things go very wrong. But when Noah's family gathers food for all the animals and for themselves into the ark, they all share again, living peaceably for the year they spend shut in during the flood.
This year, America's observance of Memorial Day coincides with the second day of the Jewish festival of Shavuot when we say Yizkor, the memorial prayers in memory of our departed loved ones.
11 But Naomi said, “Return home, my daughters. Why would you come with me? Am I going to have any more sons, who could become
Top 10 questions about the Jewish holiday of Shavuot.
In 2015, Shavuot begins on May 23 and ends on May 25. Reflection Rabbi Arthur Waskow, the founder and director of the Shalom
People who have converted to Judaism often tell me about holiday overload. They go from celebrating a handful of holidays to almost a dozen. Yet, above and beyond the holidays we have certain practices, one of which I did not learn about until rabbinical school.