Shavuot | June 11-13, 2016 | May 30-June 1, 2017

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MORE Shavuot COVERAGE

Less Dairy, More Davening

How I observe Shavuot despite my life-threatening allergy

The Chaplain and the Survivors

After Buchenwald was liberated, my father, Rabbi Herschel Schacter, led survivors in a moving prayer service

Why Shavuot Is Jewish Mother-in-Law’s Day

A convert to Judaism reflects on the Jewish woman who embraced her, and honors her with a holiday recipe

Toil and Text: The Twin Gifts of Shavuot

Spending a summer working on a farm got me in touch with nature—and Torah. Now I understand how the two are intertwined.

Light and Creamy Cheesecake for Shavuot

An excerpt from The Community Table: Recipes & Stories from the Jewish Community Center

How To Make Tchav, a Chilled Soup That’s Perfect for Shavuot

Video: This Ukrainian sour sorrel soup is a refreshing way to welcome summer

Rugelach, an American Treat

While this rolled, filled cookie has its roots in Europe, the version you know and love is a New World creation

If Even the Angel of Death Makes Mistakes, Where Is There True Justice?

The Talmud imagines the world as organized for the benefit of Torah sages, even in matters of sex and death

Man With Ax Chases Jewish Teens in Paris

No injuries to boys, grandfather on their way to synagogue on Shavuot

The Child Who Hated Cheesecake

The idea of a cake made of cheese repulsed my younger self. How wrong I was.

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