A well-thumbed book from my Lutheran childhood is now the ideal text for my Shavuot study and reflection
Cancer patients find a new perspective on the present and the future in the Jewish ritual of counting the Omer
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.
The one custom for celebrating Shavuot is to stay up all night and study Jewish texts. But will we continue celebrating the printed word as more and more of what we read is electronic?
We asked four people we admire—a novelist, a musician, a rabbi, and a theologian—what they’d like to read in the wee hours
The holiday is a favorite among scholars, but is it too abstract to become popular among all but the most engaged or observant Jews?