At sundown on Sunday, May 16, Jews around the world will start the two-day holiday (which lasts only one day in Israel) of Shavuot.
Fixing the mistaken Christian belief that Pentecost and Shavuot are identical may be the key to better Jewish-Christian relations. It also has enormous potential to enable Christians to understand the Bible as Jesus did.
“Jews bear witness to the world that God created the world and commanded an order in the world, including which nations live in which land,” Rabbi Weiss said. “Amalek tries to reject this but Shavuot reinforces this.”
One of the traditions on the holiday of Shavuot is to eat dairy products, and one such store in Jerusalem, ‘Basher Fromagerie’ is generating huge profit!
Without a Temple, how is the Bible’s commandment that the Jewish people appear at the site of the Holy Temple three times a year observed today?
The duality of Shavuot is undeniable: the yom tov exists, or rather coexists, with distinctly different facets.
A delicious Shavuot tradition has deeper symbolic roots than you might expect.
Though there is no Temple in Jerusalem, in very many ways, Jewish sources describe the Temple Mount as the viaduct for blessings, spiritual and material, to flow into the world. Several experts weigh in on this source of divine bounty.
Former chief rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks looks at the actual event of the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. He explains how women in Torah are associated with loving kindness.
Descendants of Aaron the High Priest recreate the ritual of ‘the first fruits’ as it was performed in the Temple.