Shavuot Themes

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.

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.

Judaism’s Unique Claim: National Revelation

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

Mount Everest and Mount Sinai

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

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.

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.

Religion in the Age of Disrespect

Shavuot, commencement and the reason for two tablets.

Steph Curry’s Shavuot Message

Forget the moment of glory. Real success is built on daily consistent choices.

We’re Not Doing God Any Favors

All this time that I thought I was giving I was really receiving.

Healing an Ancient Wound

The meaning of tikkun and its connection to Shavuot.

When Choosing God Isn’t Practical

Is a relationship with God worth it? Shavuot supplies the answer.

Sharing the Gift of Torah

Shavuot reminds me why I’m grateful for having the Torah in my life.

Holy Cheesecake: Why We Feast on Shavuot

Why must a spiritual day include physical delights?

Ruth vs. Orpah: The High Stakes of Life

The Book of Ruth teaches us man’s enormous potential for greatness – and the catastrophic results if such greatness is misdirected.

King David’s Heart

Life’s difficult challenges aren’t interruptions. They’re what we need to compose our unique song.

Catch Me

Four ways Torah transforms my life.

King David & Jewish Leadership

Four essential traits to being a leader.

Shavuot: Crazy, Stupid Love

Staying up Shavuot night teaches us what Torah study is all about.

The 10 Commandments for Our Times

Now more than ever, the world can benefit from the Decalogue’s contemporary lessons.

Women in the Bible #8: Ruth

Mother of royalty, paradigm of humility and generosity.

No Matter What, I Love You

Parents – and God – love their children unconditionally, no matter what they do.

Field of Potential

The Maharal of Prague on Shavuot and the essence of man.

Crash Course in Shavuot

A fascinating, big picture overview of the holiday of Shavuot and the Ten Commandments.

Leap of Faith?

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

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.

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.

Chosen

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

The Mission of Torah

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

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.

Be Real!

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

The Revolutionary Revelation

What would a world without Torah look like?

Lively Overview: The Book of Ruth

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

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