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This past week, Jews celebrated Shavuot, the culmination of their ancestors’ liberation from Egypt​—the receiving of the
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Shavuot begins on June 11 this year.
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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.
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In Judaism Also called Shavuot in Judaism, Pentecost is the 'Feast of Weeks' that commemorates the giving of the Torah at
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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.
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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.
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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
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Top 10 questions about the Jewish holiday of Shavuot.
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In 2015, Shavuot begins on May 23 and ends on May 25. Reflection Rabbi Arthur Waskow, the founder and director of the Shalom
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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.
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The narrative of what occurred at Mount Sinai is not one of the better-known biblical stories. Perhaps, because it is overshadowed by the unfortunate event that happened shortly thereafter...that whole incident with the golden calf.
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Traditions Some congregations decorate their churches with the color red to represent the "power and fire of the Spirit." Churches
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On the holiday of Shavuot, we read the story of Ruth, which teaches us that hindsight gives us the clarity to interpret prior events and intentions -- for better or worse.
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In preparing for the celebration of the holiday of Shavuot -- "the time of the giving of Torah," as it is referred to in countless rabbinic sources -- I have been reflecting on a striking teaching from the great Hasidic sage Rabbi Levi Isaac of Berditchev.
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Before the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE, Jews would bake two special loaves of bread from their first grain harvest
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According to the Times of Israel, less-than-optimal ticket sales may also have been a factor in the decision. Despite the
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From the evening of Tuesday June 3 through the evening of June 5, Jews will be celebrating the festival of Shavuot, which in most of Jewish life today is focused on the revelation and acceptance of Torah at Mount Sinai.
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True learning never stops; it pushes us out ever-farther into uncharted territory. As both space exploration and Torah study show us, each new discovery spurs new lines of inquiry.
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According to Jewish tradition, the upcoming festival of Shavuot is the anniversary of the giving of the Torah and the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai. Oddly though, we find no clear link in the Bible between the Shavuot festival and the giving of the Torah.