Shavuot

Feel-Good Judaism

Receiving the Torah requires the courage to bid farewell to our pre-conceived notions and to subjugate our ego to radical transcendence.

Driving a Lamborghini. Manual Required

How to relate to the holiday of Shavuot.

Cheesecake: A History

Surprising facts about this popular Jewish dish, as well as recipes from around the world, including Lindy's famous cheesecake.

Survivor's Guilt: Covid, The Holocaust, and Sinai

Channeling the potential guilt by embracing a life filled with meaning and purpose.

Beyond Cheesecake: Dairy Desserts for Shavuot

Make sure to add one of these recipes to your menus. Your family will thank me.

Shavuot: The Empty Landscape

Why is there no identifying mitzvah with this holiday?

The Relevance of the Ten Commandments: A Shavuot Family Guidebook

This Shavuot, explore the relevance of the Ten Commandments with your children.

Out-of-This-World Recipes for Shavuot

These colorful recipes are packed with flavor and a delicious change to the dairy meals you think of.

Change This One Word to Increase Your Motivation

How to turn any goal, including your Jewish observance, from a burden to a gift.

How The Torah Changed The World

An in-depth exploration on the 10 Commandments and personal fulfillment.

Up All Night

Why we learn Torah in the wee hours of morning on Shavuot.

Infusing Passion in Your Judaism

This Shavuot make the investment and watch your connection grow.

Shavuot: Spiraling Through Time

Reliving the seminal moments in Jewish history every year.

A Different Shavuot This Year

With none of the communal activities that normally accompany this holiday, we have a new kind of opportunity to appreciate the Torah.

Ruth: A Story 30 Generations in the Making

An in-depth exploration of the Book of Ruth and the meaning of Shavuot.

Light Dairy Recipes for Shavuot

The best cream of mushroom soup, miso and honey salmon, Lotus butter icebox cake.

Perseverance: NASA’s Mars Project and Preparing for Shavuot

Perseverance is what will bring us to Mars this summer. And it's the crucial trait we need for our spiritual journey as well.

The Hidden Message in Hinei Ma Tov

Jewish unity despite our differences is a prerequisite for accepting the Torah. How do we attain it?

Seasons of Love: A Shavuot Message

At the heart of faith is loyalty, love and kindness.

Experiencing the Depth of Shavuot

Understanding what is Torah and the spiritual opportunity of Shavuot.

Judaism’s Unique Claim: National Revelation

Why is Judaism the only religion in the world that claims God revealed Himself to an entire nation?

Cheesecake Galore!

Oreo Cookie, Ooey Gooey Caramel Toffee Cheesecake, Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake, and a few other treats like Brookies, Raspberry Coconut Bars and Strawberry Semi-Freddo.

Mount Everest and Mount Sinai

It is not the mountain that we conquer but it is ourselves.

Shavuot Menu Your Family will Love

A variety of delicious contemporary recipes with a smidge of indulgence.

Healthy & Easy to Make Dairy Shavuot Menu

Soup, salads and fish, plus yummy dessert.

The Ten Commandments: Living our Core Values

Shavuot provides the opportunity to reconnect to our inner core and discover what we really stand for.

Of Angels, Cheeseburgers & Cheesecake

An in-depth, philosophical look into the custom of eating dairy on Shavuot.

Jewish Heroes and Shavuot

The power of Torah is the influence of the giants of our past to shape the dreams and the aspirations of our future.

PODCAST: Jamie Geller’s Easy Cheesy Shavuot Dishes

Simple and scrumptious salads, sides, mains, and cheesecake!

Sodom, Ruth and the Kindness Imperative

An in-depth analysis of Ruth’s unique journey to the Jewish people and how she brought with her the key to humanity's redemption.

Shavuot: The Bare Bones Holiday

Dust off the wedding album and go back to the chuppah when you looked into each other's eyes and saw only love, potential and meaning.

These Biblical Women Are the Ultimate Mother and Daughter-in-Law

It’s not enough for Jews to consider themselves the “Chosen people;” we also need to be the choosing people.

Belief in the Commander-in-Chief

One reason why we stay up late Shavuot night.

Religion in the Age of Disrespect

Shavuot, commencement and the reason for two tablets.

Tuning In to the Sinai Frequency

Was God’s revelation a thing of the past or is it a voice speaking to us today?

God’s Unusual Introduction to the Jewish People

Why did God introduce Himself as “God of Exodus” and not “God of creation”? Five short answers.

Why Do We Celebrate ‘Law Day’?

What's so joyful about law? An in-depth exploration of the meaning of Shavuot.

Tasty Meat Menu for Shavuot

A complete menu, including fish, soup, entrée, side dishes and dessert.

5 Fantastic Fish Recipes for Shavuot

So there’s plenty of room for cheesecake.

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