Category: Shavuot

“PASS THE CHEESECAKE!” WHY DO WE EAT DAIRY ON SHAVUOT?

One of the customs most associated with Shavuot is eating dairy foods, and particularly cheesecake.... Read More

RUTH THE MOABITE: AN UNLIKELY HERO (VIDEO)

Rabbi Dunner takes a closer look at the curious phenomenon of Ruth the Moabite, matriarch... Read More

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RUTH THE MOABITE: AN UNLIKELY HERO

Rabbi Dunner takes a closer look at the curious phenomenon of Ruth the Moabite, matriarch... Read More

WHEN EXACTLY IS SHAVUOT? (VIDEO)

What date is Shavuot? Don’t reach for your calendar; instead look at the original source,... Read More

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WHEN EXACTLY IS SHAVUOT? (PODCAST)

What date is Shavuot? Don't reach for your calendar; instead look at the original source,... Read More

IT’S ALL IN THE NAME

Jack “Srulek” Feldman is a smiling, sprightly old man who lives in Rochester NY, where... Read More

THE TRIUMPHANT MESSAGE OF NAOMI IN THE BOOK OF RUTH

For many Holocaust survivors, Shavuot was their first festival after liberation from concentration camp. One... Read More

MEGILLAT RUTH – THE ORIGINS OF MONARCHY & REDEMPTION

On the festival of Shavuot (Pentecost), we have the custom to read Megillat Ruth, a... Read More