Shavuot

Overview of the Entire Torah

A big picture look at the books of the Bible and the Oral Law.

Leap of Faith?

Why did the Jews at Sinai accept the Torah before understanding everything in it?

Shavuot Crafts for the Family

Make a gorgeous bouquet for Shavuot with cupcake liner flowers.

A Shavuot Feast

A fantastic dairy menu your family and guests will love.

Shavuot Dairy Treats

It's not about the cheesecake. But it sure does help!

Shavuot for the Lactose Intolerant

Some dairy Shavuot recipes even the lactose intolerant will enjoy!

Shavuot: The Secret of Inspiration

Why did God wait 49 days before giving the Torah?

Shavuot: Nexus between Man and God

How Shavuot and its parallel facets of meaning represent the intertwining of God's omnipotence with man's free will.

The Path to Sinai

The three prerequisites to receiving the Torah: diligence, humility and unity.

Dairy Delights: A Simply Delicious Shavuot

Celebrate the holiday with this delectable menu.

Counting Up

Moving step by step towards Shavuot.

The Book of Ruth: A Crash Course

Mother of royalty, paradigm of humility and generosity.

Renewing Our Vows

Shavuot gives us the opportunity to step out of our hectic lives and rekindle the passionate love between us and God.

The Wedding Season

Renewing your nuptial vows this Shavuot.

Chosen

It's not our Intelligence Quotients that count, but our Righteousness Quotients.

A Sweet Shavuot

Dairy specialties to sweeten your Yom Tov.

Dairy Treats

Delicious dairy delicacies for Shavuot.

The Mission of Torah

God does not expect us to be perfect. If we were perfect, we would not have received the Torah.

Shavuot Dairy Desserts Deluxe

Some of my favorite dairy delights.

Shavuot and the Grateful Dead

How I first received the Torah, bedecked in torn jeans and a tattoo.

Shavuot: A Message to My Son

It all began on that mountain called Sinai, and ever since, the Jewish people have labored to climb the mountain of morality and virtue, one step at a time.

Soaring to Freedom

Torah is our guidepost for traversing the maze of life.

Cheese and Flowers

Why do we eat dairy foods and decorate the synagogue on Shavuot?

Be Real!

Some things in life are changing; others are not. Knowing the difference can save you lots of time and energy.

Tablets for Living

Comparing the two tablets: one containing obligations toward God, the other obligations toward people.

The Ten Commandments

The experience of synesthesia, where the Jews at Mount Sinai actually saw sounds.

The Revolutionary Revelation

What would a world without Torah look like?

Shavuot Recipes

No cheesecake -- just some really good dairy recipes.

Lively Overview: The Book of Ruth

The Book of Ruth is read in synagogue on Shavuot morning. A chapter-by- chapter explanation.

Ruth and Reincarnation

The mystery of shoes and the transmigration of spiritual energies.

More Shavuot Recipes

No cheesecake -- just some really good dairy recipes.

Process of Transmission

Everyone knows that the Talmud is full of disagreements. Does this mean that the information is inaccurate? Actually it proves the opposite!

Accuracy of Torah Text

The great success of Jewish tradition is the meticulous transmission of the Torah text. But actually how accurate is it?

All Nite Tora-thon

What does Torah learning mean to the Jewish people? And is it really worth staying up all night for?

Unity at Sinai

When the Jewish people stood at Mount Sinai, the entire nation was unified. The lesson is clear for us today.

What is the Oral Torah?

The content of the Talmud, the accompanying oral part of the Torah, was actually transmitted before the written Bible.

Boundary of Fear and Love

God told the Jewish people to put a boundary around Sinai. Much more than a white picket fence, this actually represents a deep spiritual concept.

We Will Do and We Will Hear

If the Jews gathered at Mount Sinai were eager to receive the Torah, why the need for Divine coercion?

The Book of Ruth: A Mystery Unraveled

She was a Moabite princess who converted to Judaism in the 10th century BCE, but what does her story have to do with the events at Mount Sinai more than 300 years earlier?

Rediscovering the Revelation

A thousand years after Sinai, the Jews reaffirmed their commitment to Torah. Why two acceptances?

Rational Belief

Should acceptance of the Torah be based more on evidence, or more on faith? The answer: It depends.

God's Words

No day in history comes even close in the magnitude of its significance. It was a day when all the assumptions concerning life and its purpose were altered irrevocably.

Shavuot Recipes

There is a universal Jewish tradition of eating dairy foods on Shavuot. Here are some of the most mouth-watering recipes.

Shavuot Family Parsha

A story and discussion questions for parents and kids about Shavuot and the importance of unity.

Shavuos Cheesecake Deluxe

What's Shavuot without cheesecake? Aish.com's 4 best cheesecake recipes.

The 613 Mitzvot (Commandments)

613 is one of the most famous Jewish numbers, representing all the commandments of the Torah. How many can you name?

Shavuot and The Magnificent 7's

An incredible tapestry of 7's is woven into Creation. How many can you name?

Secrets of Shavuot

The inner meaning of 50 and why Shavuot has no date.

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