The upcoming festival of Shavuot, which means “weeks,” marks the end of a seven-week period that begins during Passover, and the receiving of the Torah under a cloud of smoke at Mount Sinai.
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Leah Koenig wonders how Shavuot became ‘the cheese holiday,’ and offers up a simple and delicious morning meal.
On Shavuot, the author’s dieting dad looked forward to little packages of love — aka cheese blintzes.
From blintzes to bourekas; from cold soups to classic cheesecake, these wonderful recipes are perfect for the holiday — or any day.
Cream cheese, sugar, strawberries and a graham cracker crust isn’t all that different from yogurt, maple syrup, strawberries and granola, right?
The attacker who stabbed two Jewish teenagers as they walked to the Western Wall on Shavuot night was a Christian-Israeli.
A pogrom targeting Iraqi Jews began in Baghdad 74 years ago today. It’s worth remembering not only as a calamity, but also as a fragile symbol of hope, writes Shayna Zamkanei.
Abigail Pogrebin asks if we can said aside the debate about whether it’s kosher to include non-Torah discussions on Shavuot to celebrate the vitality of 3,400 gathering to mark the holiday in Manhattan.
With Memorial Day coinciding with Shavuot Yizkor observances, the Jewish Chaplains Council is calling on synagogues to mark the occasion by paying tribute to Jews who have fallen in the line of duty.