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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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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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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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If Even the Angel of Death Makes Mistakes, Where Is There True Justice?

The Talmud imagines the world as organized for the benefit of Torah sages, even in matters of sex and death

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Man With Ax Chases Jewish Teens in Paris

No injuries to boys, grandfather on their way to synagogue on Shavuot

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The Child Who Hated Cheesecake

The idea of a cake made of cheese repulsed my younger self. How wrong I was.

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Book of Ruth Retold in Animated Shavuot Video

G-dcast's latest production features original music by Alicia Jo Rabins

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On Shavuot, the Book of Ruth Offers Doctors a Prescription for Compassion

Medical professionals could learn a lot from the biblical character, whose kindness initiated a chain of merciful acts

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Get Your Dairy Fix With These 5 Shavuot Recipes

Spinach and cheese blintzes, dulce de leche cheesecake, and more

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Searching for Myself at Jerusalem’s Hippie Yeshiva

I didn’t fit in among the scruffy rock musicians and young women in shawls and drapey skirts, but my Shavuot visit changed me

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My Arranged Marriage—to the Torah

On Shavuot, as Jews commemorate our marriage to God at Sinai, I look back on the commitment I made as a young man

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Rolling Stones Push Back Concert for Shavuot

Wednesday's Tel Aviv show will start later to accommodate observant fans

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Beyond Cheesecake and Blintzes: A Shavuot Recipe With Meaning

The holiday is significant for me as a convert, so I created a fish dish that blends my Italian heritage with my Jewish identity

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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

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An Army Chaplain’s Memorial Day of Hope

How one cantor gained a new view of the holiday, and a belief in a brighter future

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Happy Shavuot!

We'll be back on Friday

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In Praise of Dairy Restaurants

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

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