Shavuot | June 3-5, 2014 | May 23-25, 2015

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MORE Shavuot COVERAGE

How Large Must a Sukkah Be To Be Called a Sukkah—And Yet Still Be Far From Heaven?

In dissenting opinions, Talmudic rabbis propose and debate every detail of Sukkot’s booth and, in so doing, measure God

A Memorial Day of Hope

Serving as an Army chaplain gave one cantor a new view of the holiday, and a belief in a brighter future

Happy Shavuot!

We’ll be back on Friday

In Praise of Dairy Restaurants

A visit to B&H Restaurant on Second Avenue brings back memories of milchig establishments of yore

A Different Taste of Shavuot

How to celebrate a holiday known for dairy dishes if you’re avoiding milk or simply watching your weight

Finding Solace in the Jewish Calendar After Our Daughter’s Accident

Her recovery paralleled the holidays, from Purim to Passover to Shavuot

The Ultimate Blintzes

Video: How to make delicious cheese-filled crepes from scratch—the perfect dairy recipe for Shavuot

Not Your Bubbe’s Recipe: Shavuot Blintzes

This week in Jewcy, our partner site

The Unofficial Mourner

I thought Jewish law left no role for me to grieve when my fiancé’s brother died. Now, I finally can.

Israeli Cheese Goes Artisanal

A year after the ‘cottage-cheese protests,’ Israel’s boutique cheese-makers face a busy Shavuot

A Convert’s Bible Stories

A well-thumbed book from my Lutheran childhood is now the ideal text for my Shavuot study and reflection

A Life of Dairy and Davening

Bill Berman is an anomaly among South Florida’s dairymen, few of whom start their day putting on tefillin

Counting the Days of the Omer, Up or Down

Cancer patients find a new perspective on the present and the future in the Jewish ritual of counting the Omer

Overtime

The second day of some Jewish holidays is mandated by rabbinic tradition, not Torah law. In today’s world, they’re increasingly hard to observe.

Inheritance

First as cattle dealers and now as dairy farmers, the author’s family has long been defined by their cows. A trip back to their Bavarian homeland revealed this legacy to be more unusual—and fraught—than she’d ever imagined.

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