Tell It on the Mountain

A guide to all our coverage for the Shavuot holiday

Field Study: Why Shavuot is All But Ignored Across America

The holiday is a favorite among scholars, but is it too abstract to become popular among all but the most engaged or observant Jews?

Drowning in Numbers

A haftorah of counting down and living it up

On Shavuot, Finding Myself at Sinai. Again.

A convert to Judaism discusses why the sleepless, all-night study sessions make this her favorite holiday

Shavuot FAQ

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Festival of Weeks

Acting Out

A haftorah of misgivings and misplaced trust

Up in the Air

The blissful idleness, and useless information dump, of a frequent flyer

David’s War

A haftorah of discipline and death

Come Together

An interview with Miriam Lowenbraun, who is working to bring Jews back to observance

Men of Mystery

A haftorah of reasoning and redemption

Life Lessons From Lepers

A haftorah of few options and many rewards


In early-20th-century Warsaw, making sure people observed the Sabbath was serious business

Great Escape

On Yom HaShoah, one woman’s story of tunneling from a Polish work camp

By the Book

Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Torah

Life Is Unfair

A haftorah of small transgressions and sudden death

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