Israeli rabbis’ Shavuot learning program goes global

Hundreds of learning sessions to take place in dozens of locations throughout Israel, as well as in India, Sweden and Greece.Marcy Oster, JTA, 6/6/2019, 6:57 PM

Shavuot: What's so special about the Torah?

Rabbi Yitzchak Botton provides a deeper understanding of the greatness of the giving of the Torah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/4/2019, 10:47 PM

US universities hold alternative graduations for Jewish students

Chabad on Campus and Hillel work with university authorities to give observant Jewish students alternative graduations around country.Mordechai Sones, 5/23/2018, 10:23 PM

Shavuot: Why did G-d give the Torah to the Jewish People?

Rabbi Yitzchak Botton elucidates what the proper attitude should be when approaching the study of our divine Torah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/17/2018, 8:07 AM

Shavuot: A day with no ritual

Why are there no special mitzvas- like matza or shofar for other holidays - on this holiday? Steven Genack, 5/16/2018, 7:59 PM

Oz Torah: Shavuot

Insights into Judaism: The date of the holiday, foliage in shul, Book of Ruth, staying up all night to learn.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 5/16/2018, 12:12 PM

Shavuot: Moshe's battle with the angels

Rabbi Yitzchak Botton explains the importance of the Shavuot holiday. 'The day Hashem came back to his world to give us the Torah.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/13/2018, 3:01 PM

Just like any other country...

The US does incorporates its founding majority religion into the state and so do we - our own way. This week's article in the Thank G-d for Israel series. David Ben Horin, 5/7/2018, 5:23 PM

Kushner walks to White House on Shavuot

Trump's Jewish son-in-law walks to White House on Shavuot for meeting after holiday prayers at synagogue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/2/2017, 12:56 PM

WATCH: Pre-Shavuot ceremony in Israeli kibbutz

Residents of Kibbutz Rosh Tuzrim hold 'first fruits' Shavuot ceremony, celebrate birth of 35 new babies since last Shavuot.Hezki Baruch, 5/30/2017, 5:37 PM

Israeli program brings religious, secular together on Shavuot

Shavuot classes in Israeli homes meant to bring religious, secular neighbors togetherJTA, 5/30/2017, 5:25 PM

'Cheesecake is nice - but that's not the essence of the holiday'

Chief Rabbi's special message before Shavuot: 'Main thing is to sit with the kids, learn, and remember - the Torah belongs to all of us.'Hezki Baruch, 5/30/2017, 2:19 PM

Counting the Omer in the digital age

A new app is seeking to utilize the benefits of the digital age to expose the Jewish practice of 'counting the Omer' to a wider audience.Uzi Baruch, 4/20/2017, 11:35 AM

Stories you missed over Shavuot

As the second day of Shavuot draws to a close in the Diaspora, here are some stories you might have missed over the weekend.Arutz Sheva, 6/13/2016, 10:05 PM

120,000 flood Israel's parks on Shavuot

Thousands of Israelis tour the country taking advantage of the long weekend and pleasant weather.Shoshana Miskin Perez, 6/12/2016, 11:06 PM

IDF imposes closure on Judea and Samaria, closes Gaza crossings

Palestinian Arab entry into Israel will not be allowed during Shavuot with the exception of humanitarian cases.Ben Ariel, 6/10/2016, 12:13 AM

Major security reinforcements at Kotel following terror attack

Jerusalem police beef up security personnel on and around Temple Mount as the first Friday of Ramadan approaches.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/9/2016, 4:59 PM

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.Edmon J. Rodman, 6/7/2016, 1:05 AM

Rabbinate issues kashrut warning ahead of Shavuot

Buyer beware: Kashrut department warns some dairy products are labelled kosher despite lack of Rabbinate approval.Rafael Levy, 6/2/2016, 10:07 AM

'I wanted so badly to be Jewish'

Hundreds of converts from the Ami Ulpan network gather at Western Wall ahead of Shavuot.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/31/2016, 2:41 PM

Police Reveal Identity of Shavuot Terrorist Stabber

Arab terrorist who stabbed two Jewish on night of Shavuot in Jerusalem, named as John Kakaish, a resident of the Old City.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Cynthia Blank, 6/4/2015, 2:13 PM

Take Our Shavuot Quiz and Win a Tablet!

Another Arutz Sheva giveaway - take just a few minutes to answer the quiz, enter your email and you'll be entered into our prize raffle.Arutz Sheva, 5/22/2015, 2:32 PM

Cheese Festival For Shavuot

Naomi and her guests teach how to make great recipes for the holiday.Naomi Nachman, 5/22/2015, 10:28 AM

Preparing for Shavuot and Remembering the Three Teens

The city of Elad dedicates its annual Torah study day to the memory of Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Sha'ar and Naftali Frenkel.Yoni Kempinski, 5/22/2015, 5:12 AM

The Road Not Taken

Special edition of Torah Tidbits Audio for parashat Bamdibar and Shavuot.Phil Chernofsky, 5/22/2015, 2:12 AM

Ahead of Shavuot: Rabbanut Warns Against False Kashrut on Cheese

Several cheeses being sold may have foreign kashrut approval, but are not licensed under the Rabbinate.Yishai Karov, 5/20/2015, 8:04 PM

In Time for Shavuot: Half-Bake Cheesecake

Deliciously light and fluffy - and best of all, easy to make! A Shavuot classic.Malky Soffer, 5/19/2015, 6:38 PM

Demand for Torah Classes Higher Than Ever in Secular Tel Aviv

Rosh Yehudi Jewish outreach org says demand for Torah and Judaism classes higher than ever among secular Tel Aviv residents.Reut Hadar, 5/19/2015, 5:56 PM

Strengthening The Feast of Weeks: PR for Shavuot

Of 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. Yonatan Sredni, 5/19/2015, 3:19 PM

Large Catholic Event Planned for David's Tomb on Shavuot

Rebbetzin in charge of Jewish prayer at the site urges Jews to attend, says police refusing to address potential security, space issues.Shimon Cohen, 5/19/2015, 8:32 AM

Desert Nation and the Receiving of Torah

What Torah really means to the world even if the world fails to understand its importance.Rabbi Pinchas Winston, 5/19/2015, 2:16 AM

Tzohar Under Fire for 'Excluding Reform' from Shavuot Event

Orthodox rabbinical group attacked by left-wing activists for not including non-Orthodox speakers at upcoming Tikun Leil event.Yedidya Ben-Or and Hannah Kestenbaum, 5/18/2015, 11:15 AM

All You Need is Cheese

Naomi Nachman prepares for Shavuot with special cheese recipes.Naomi Nachman, 5/15/2015, 2:45 AM

Arab Attacker Indicted For Breaking Jewish Minor's Skull

Jerusalem Arab indicted for assaulting 17-year-old with wooden bat near Western Wall right before Shavuot.Ari Yashar, 6/11/2014, 1:29 PM

Bringing the 'Torah from Sinai' in Time for Shavuot

Naftali Kalfa releases new single weaving words from the Jewish texts with a moving soulful melody.Ari Yashar, 6/9/2014, 10:13 AM

Israeli Fans Get 'Satisfaction' at Stones' TA Concert

Neither BDS nor high ticket prices could prevent the Rolling Stones and their Israeli fans from getting together.Yosef Berger, 6/5/2014, 8:44 AM

The Lynyrd Skynyrd Connection to Mount Zion & King David's Tomb

As preparations for Shavuot are underway, a rabbi reminisces about rock star Artimus Pyle's three years as a yeshiva student on Mt. Zion.Ben Bresky, 6/3/2014, 3:59 PM

Temple Mount is Jewish for a Day

Over 400 Jews entered the Mount on the eve of Shavuot. Most Muslim worshippers barred over incitement.Gil Ronen, 6/3/2014, 11:08 AM

Kotel Officials: We're All Ready for Shavuot

Officials at the Kotel (Western Wall) are preparing for expected crowds of tens of thousands of visitors over the Shavuot holiday.Yosef Berger, 6/2/2014, 5:16 PM

Russian Jewry Relieved After Matriculation Exams Postponed

Vladimir Putin personally intervenes after Jewish community leaders turn to government over exams, which were scheduled for Shavuot holiday.Haim Lev, 6/1/2014, 5:49 PM

Rolling Stones Move Show Back for Religious Fans

Rock band obliges religious Jews over debut Israel show, pushes back start time to avoid conflict with Shavuot holiday.Ari Yashar, 5/30/2014, 9:58 AM

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.'Ari Yashar, 3/27/2014, 11:04 AM

Israelis Targeted by Rock Throwers in Northern Israel

A group of Israelis was targeted by rock-throwing Arab youths in Nazareth Illit during the holiday of Shavuot.Elad Benari, 5/20/2013, 2:12 AM

Chabad 5 Towns Rabbi: Torah is Everywhere

Rabbi Zalman Wolowik, in holiday message, explains why the Israelites accepted Torah unquestioningly.Gil Ronen & Eliran Aharon, New York, 5/14/2013, 1:07 PM

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.Ben Bresky, 5/13/2013, 8:46 PM

PM Netanyahu Receives "First Fruits" for Shavuot Holiday

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met children from the Valley of Springs Regional Council, who brought him "bikurim" (first fruits).Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/13/2013, 5:15 AM

Kotel Rabbi: Pray for Unity

Rabbi of Kotel calls to end recent conflict through government regulation, prayer.Maayana Miskin, 5/12/2013, 2:35 PM

Hundreds Camp Out on Mount Zion This Past Shavuot

A couple describes what inspired them to organize a mass communal Shavuot celebration on Mount Zion. Photo essay and audio included.Ben Bresky, 5/30/2012, 2:30 PM

Alarms Sound on Shavuot in Kochav Yaakov

An entire IDF brigade deployed in and around Kochav Yaakov in Binyamin during Shavuot after an open gate and tracks were foundGabe Kahn, 5/28/2012, 11:32 PM

Chag Sameach: The Torah's Holiday Starts Saturday Night

The Jewish holiday of Shavuot will begin on Saturday night. Thousands will stream to the Western Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/26/2012, 2:04 AM

Israel's Milk Industry - High Quality and Healthy

What is the Israel Milk Board? How does the dairy industry in Israel work? A special interview for Shavuot.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 5/24/2012, 5:46 AM

King David's 3,025th Birthday Celebrated at New Museum

Tel Aviv's new King David Museum offers two fun-filled free days honoring birthday of greatest Jewish king ever.Gil Ronen, 5/15/2012, 12:32 PM

Counting the Omer in the Digital Age

Technology has made counting the Omer, the period of forty-nine days between Passover and Shavuot, easy, convenient and enjoyable. Rachel Hirshfeld, 4/22/2012, 11:52 AM

New Cookbook Adds 'Kosher Elegance' to Shavuot Table

T-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.Hana Levi Julian, 6/7/2011, 9:28 AM

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!"Hana Levi Julian and Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/7/2011, 5:14 AM

First Yahrzeit of Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu Marked

First anniversary of the death of Israel's revered and beloved former Chief Sephardic Rabbi marked in special ceremony in Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 6/7/2011, 3:15 AM

Chag Sameach! Holiday of the Torah Begins Tuesday Night

The 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.Hillel Fendel, 6/7/2011, 2:13 AM