A Convert’s Bible Stories: How a Christian Book Introduced Me to Ruth and David

A well-thumbed book from my Lutheran childhood is now the ideal text for my Shavuot study and reflection

Counting the Days of the Omer, Up or Down

Cancer patients find a new perspective on the present and the future in the Jewish ritual of counting the Omer

Overtime

The second day of some Jewish holidays is mandated by rabbinic tradition, not Torah law. In today’s world, they’re increasingly hard to observe.

Fading

The one custom for celebrating Shavuot is to stay up all night and study Jewish texts. But will we continue celebrating the printed word as more and more of what we read is electronic?

All Night Long: Preparing for Shavuot’s Study Sessions

We asked four people we admire—a novelist, a musician, a rabbi, and a theologian—what they’d like to read in the wee hours

Field Study: Why Shavuot is All But Ignored Across America

The holiday is a favorite among scholars, but is it too abstract to become popular among all but the most engaged or observant Jews?

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