Ep. 136: In honor of Shavuot, stories from people around the globe who have chosen to be Jewish
The holiday is a favorite among scholars, but is it too abstract to become popular among all but the most engaged or observant Jews?
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.
Move over, blintzes. A Romanian dish called malai, made from cornmeal and ricotta cheese, is a new holiday favorite.
The traditional Shavuot dessert is held together with memories as much as with cream cheese
Video: Cook up delicious cheese-filled crepes from scratch—the perfect dairy recipe for Shavuot
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
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.
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.
Shavuot offers an important lesson for politics today.
A well-thumbed book from my Lutheran childhood is now the ideal text for my Shavuot study and reflection
I didn’t fit in among the scruffy rock musicians and young women in shawls and drapey skirts, but my Shavuot visit changed me