Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach!Arutz Sheva news updates will be back on Sunday night, with the conclusion of the festival of Shavuot.
IDF imposes closure on Judea and Samaria, closes Gaza crossingsPalestinian Arab entry into Israel will not be allowed during Shavuot with the exception of humanitarian cases.
Major security reinforcements at Kotel following terror attackJerusalem police beef up security personnel on and around Temple Mount as the first Friday of Ramadan approaches.
On Shavuot, who (or what) will get the first fruits?As we approach Shavuot, there’s a battle going on in our garden over who — or what — will get our first fruits.
Rabbinate issues kashrut warning ahead of ShavuotBuyer beware: Kashrut department warns some dairy products are labelled kosher despite lack of Rabbinate approval.
'I wanted so badly to be Jewish'Hundreds of converts from the Ami Ulpan network gather at Western Wall ahead of Shavuot.
Police Reveal Identity of Shavuot Terrorist StabberArab terrorist who stabbed two Jewish on night of Shavuot in Jerusalem, named as John Kakaish, a resident of the Old City.
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Cheese Festival For ShavuotNaomi and her guests teach how to make great recipes for the holiday.
Preparing for Shavuot and Remembering the Three TeensThe city of Elad dedicates its annual Torah study day to the memory of Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Sha'ar and Naftali Frenkel.
The Road Not TakenSpecial edition of Torah Tidbits Audio for parashat Bamdibar and Shavuot.
Ahead of Shavuot: Rabbanut Warns Against False Kashrut on CheeseSeveral cheeses being sold may have foreign kashrut approval, but are not licensed under the Rabbinate.
In Time for Shavuot: Half-Bake CheesecakeDeliciously light and fluffy - and best of all, easy to make! A Shavuot classic.
Demand for Torah Classes Higher Than Ever in Secular Tel AvivRosh Yehudi Jewish outreach org says demand for Torah and Judaism classes higher than ever among secular Tel Aviv residents.
Strengthening The Feast of Weeks: PR for ShavuotOf course, we all know that Shavuot observance and the holiday's customs are long-standing and from our Sages, but a little humor doesn't hurt.
Large Catholic Event Planned for David's Tomb on ShavuotRebbetzin in charge of Jewish prayer at the site urges Jews to attend, says police refusing to address potential security, space issues.
Desert Nation and the Receiving of TorahWhat Torah really means to the world even if the world fails to understand its importance.
Tzohar Under Fire for 'Excluding Reform' from Shavuot EventOrthodox rabbinical group attacked by left-wing activists for not including non-Orthodox speakers at upcoming Tikun Leil event.
All You Need is CheeseNaomi Nachman prepares for Shavuot with special cheese recipes.
Arab Attacker Indicted For Breaking Jewish Minor's SkullJerusalem Arab indicted for assaulting 17-year-old with wooden bat near Western Wall right before Shavuot.
Bringing the 'Torah from Sinai' in Time for ShavuotNaftali Kalfa releases new single weaving words from the Jewish texts with a moving soulful melody.
Israeli Fans Get 'Satisfaction' at Stones' TA ConcertNeither BDS nor high ticket prices could prevent the Rolling Stones and their Israeli fans from getting together.
The Lynyrd Skynyrd Connection to Mount Zion & King David's TombAs preparations for Shavuot are underway, a rabbi reminisces about rock star Artimus Pyle's three years as a yeshiva student on Mt. Zion.
Temple Mount is Jewish for a DayOver 400 Jews entered the Mount on the eve of Shavuot. Most Muslim worshippers barred over incitement.
Kotel Officials: We're All Ready for ShavuotOfficials at the Kotel (Western Wall) are preparing for expected crowds of tens of thousands of visitors over the Shavuot holiday.
Russian Jewry Relieved After Matriculation Exams PostponedVladimir Putin personally intervenes after Jewish community leaders turn to government over exams, which were scheduled for Shavuot holiday.
Rolling Stones Move Show Back for Religious FansRock band obliges religious Jews over debut Israel show, pushes back start time to avoid conflict with Shavuot holiday.
Rolling Stones Concert For Secular Jews Only?Iconic band's performance set for Shavuot, limiting religious fans. MK Slomiansky: 'They wouldn't do this on memorial day.'
Israelis Targeted by Rock Throwers in Northern IsraelA group of Israelis was targeted by rock-throwing Arab youths in Nazareth Illit during the holiday of Shavuot.
Chabad 5 Towns Rabbi: Torah is EverywhereRabbi Zalman Wolowik, in holiday message, explains why the Israelites accepted Torah unquestioningly.
Shavuot Organizer: "We Don't Have to Agree, to Love Each Other"Hundreds are expected to camp out on Mount Zion for Shavuot. Meet the young dynamic organizers who are promoting unity.
PM Netanyahu Receives "First Fruits" for Shavuot HolidayPrime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met children from the Valley of Springs Regional Council, who brought him "bikurim" (first fruits).
Kotel Rabbi: Pray for UnityRabbi of Kotel calls to end recent conflict through government regulation, prayer.
Hundreds Camp Out on Mount Zion This Past ShavuotA couple describes what inspired them to organize a mass communal Shavuot celebration on Mount Zion. Photo essay and audio included.
Alarms Sound on Shavuot in Kochav YaakovAn entire IDF brigade deployed in and around Kochav Yaakov in Binyamin during Shavuot after an open gate and tracks were found
Chag Sameach: The Torah's Holiday Starts Saturday NightThe Jewish holiday of Shavuot will begin on Saturday night. Thousands will stream to the Western Wall.
Israel's Milk Industry - High Quality and HealthyWhat is the Israel Milk Board? How does the dairy industry in Israel work? A special interview for Shavuot.
King David's 3,025th Birthday Celebrated at New MuseumTel Aviv's new King David Museum offers two fun-filled free days honoring birthday of greatest Jewish king ever.
Counting the Omer in the Digital AgeTechnology has made counting the Omer, the period of forty-nine days between Passover and Shavuot, easy, convenient and enjoyable.
New Cookbook Adds 'Kosher Elegance' to Shavuot TableT-minus very little time left to go, and what can you do to make Shavuot dinner look like a feat of excellence? Open that new cookbook of yours.
Music Video: 'Stay Up All Night!'Just in time for the Festival of Weeks, a Shavuot music video reminds Jews around the world that Tuesday night is the time to "stay up all night!"
First Yahrzeit of Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu MarkedFirst anniversary of the death of Israel's revered and beloved former Chief Sephardic Rabbi marked in special ceremony in Jerusalem.
Chag Sameach! Holiday of the Torah Begins Tuesday NightThe Jewish holiday of Shavuot is set to begin Tuesday night – lasting for its one Biblical day in Israel, and two days in the rest of the world.
New Shavuot Feature: Unusual Vegan / Dairy Soup RecipeDairy food is traditional for the Shavuot holiday, with this soup an easy, tasty vegan or vegetarian example.
Police Deny Golan Closed to Holiday TourismOnly hotspots will be closed off, in case riots resume. Holiday visitors welcome.
Chabad’s ‘Mitzvah Tanks’ Bring Holiday SpiritChabad’s mobile mitzvah tanks brought the spirit of Lag BaOmer to citizens throughout Israel, and are now helping prepare students for Shavuot.
Israeli Shavuot: Praying at the Wall, Learning, Dairy FoodAll night on Shavuot, Jews streamed to the Kotel, a spiritual journey on the day the Torah was given at Mount Sinai. Chag Sameach!
Polish Jews 'Coming Out' for Shavuot HolidayA “Guide to the Shavuot Holiday” in Polish is being disseminated among formerly hidden Polish Jews.
Shavuot/Sabbath Holiday: Thurs. Night to Sat. Nighteople's receiving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai 3,318 years ago.