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An All-Night Shavuot Celebration at the IHOP

Combining the holiday’s tradition of study with the American tradition of the 24-hour diner

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Sweet Blintzes? The Horror!

We’re Litvaks from the Midwest. Can we get some respect for our savory ways?

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God Bless Shavuot, the Holiday of 40-Year-Olds

Low on thrills and deep in meaning, just like adulthood

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Whither Thou Goest

Ruth the Moabite said she’d follow her mother-in-law, Naomi, anywhere, making her an enduring symbol of loyalty, faith, and determination. Just in time for Shavuot, when the Book of Ruth is read, we present three modern-day Ruth stories.

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The Catholic Priest Who Became an Orthodox Jew

Before modern conversion was widespread, Abraham Carmel, a former Anglican turned Catholic, dove into Judaism with a desire to teach its tenets, a disdain for liberalism, and a willingness to criticize the leadership that resisted his entry into the faith

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‘The Dairy’—An Original Poem for Shavuot

Today on Jewcy: Memories of a kibbutz

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The Conversion Episode

Ep. 136: In honor of Shavuot, stories from people around the globe who have chosen to be Jewish

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Vegans Give Shavuot a New Taste

In Israel, growing numbers of people are avoiding dairy—the basis for many of the holiday’s famous recipes. So chefs are creating new recipes that everyone can enjoy.

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A Syrian Treat for Shavuot

Tired of cheesecake and blintzes? Make cheese-filled sambusak your new holiday recipe.

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Checks and Balances

Ep. 134: Sen. Joe Lieberman on life after politics, and Skyler Inman on podcasting the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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The Chaplain and the Survivors

After Buchenwald was liberated, my father, Rabbi Herschel Schacter, led survivors in a moving prayer service

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On Cheesecake

The traditional Shavuot dessert is held together with memories as much as with cream cheese

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Dairy, Torah, and All-nighters: Shavuot Is Here

What to eat, read, and do during the holiday

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Illegal Immigration and the Book of Ruth

Shavuot offers an important lesson for politics today.

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A Dish That’s Perfect for Shavuot—or Breakfast Any Time

Move over, blintzes. A Romanian dish called malai, made from cornmeal and ricotta cheese, is a new holiday favorite.

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Daveed Diggs and Sheldon Harnick Earn Tonys, Capping a Fantastic Year on Broadway

‘Hamilton’ took home 11 Tony Awards, signalling what will hopefully be another period of progress and terrific theater on the Great White Way

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What the Book of Ruth Can Teach Us About Stanford and Sexual Ethics

The Bible is full of deeply troubling sexual encounters. The book of Ruth is about their repudiation.

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Rothschild’s Luck; or, A Tale of Two Patrons

Newly translated fiction—a timeless fable about wealth and humility—from the Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon, in time for Shavuot

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The Story of Ruth, in Three Poems

Poetry for Shavuot, when we read about Ruth, a Moabite woman considered to be the first convert to Judaism

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Why On Earth Are The Tonys Scheduled for Shavuot?

An open letter to the Tony Awards people, who apparently forgot to check the calendar carefully

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Shavuot Without the Cheese

Food allergies mean I can’t indulge in blintzes and cheesecake. But there are other ways to celebrate the holiday—and find community.

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Future Loves Cheesecake

Since we celebrate Shavuot by eating dairy, here are some sure-fire cheesecake recipes to sate your appetite. They’re Future approved.

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To Begin Again

When I found out I was pregnant, I had mixed feelings. The Jewish holidays helped me navigate the difficult emotional journey that followed.

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Less Dairy, More Davening

How I observe Shavuot despite my life-threatening allergy

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Why Shavuot Is Jewish Mother-in-Law’s Day

A convert to Judaism reflects on the Jewish woman who embraced her, and honors her with a holiday recipe

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Toil and Text: The Twin Gifts of Shavuot

Spending a summer working on a farm got me in touch with nature—and Torah. Now I understand how the two are intertwined.

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Light and Creamy Cheesecake for Shavuot

An excerpt from The Community Table: Recipes & Stories from the Jewish Community Center

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How To Make Tchav, a Chilled Soup That’s Perfect for Shavuot

Video: This Ukrainian sour sorrel soup is a refreshing way to welcome summer

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Rugelach, an American Treat

While this rolled, filled cookie has its roots in Europe, the version you know and love is a New World creation

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