Shavuot

News for Shavuot

Chag Sameach!

Chag Sameach!

Arutz Sheva will be offline until Monday night in honor of the holiday of Shavuot.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/05/2021 02:28
  Shavuot: Seeing sound

Shavuot: Seeing sound

Israel's first Chief Rabbi on the Sinai revelation: 'At their source, sound and sight are united.'Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 16/05/2021 15:00
Shavuot 5781 (2021):- Celebrate in spite of it all

Shavuot 5781 (2021):- Celebrate in spite of it all

Just four days after the Six Day War was over, Jews celebrated Shavuot at the newly-liberated Western Wall. We must continue to celebrate.Daniel Pinner, 16/05/2021 14:00
Safe room for the body, safe room for the soul

Safe room for the body, safe room for the soul

A brief lesson from them in maintaining emotional health during this time.Sivan Rahav-Meir , 16/05/2021 12:00
Acknowledging God: How does one connect to the light of Shavuot?

Acknowledging God: How does one connect to the light of Shavuot?

The light of Shavuot gives us a chance to connect to the Torah, but how do we do this? The rabbis of Yeshiva website provide some ideas.yeshiva.co, 16/05/2021 08:43
The Book of Ruth: A Zionist story For Shavuot

The Book of Ruth: A Zionist story For Shavuot

The duality of Shavuot is prominent in the Book of Ruth. The time is the harvest and Ruth accepts the Torah.as the Jews did on Mt. Sinai.Moshe Phillips, 15/05/2021 21:26
Rosh Hodesh Sivan Torah essay

Rosh Hodesh Sivan Torah essay

May the unity experienced at Mount Sinai envelop us once again as we study Torah on the holiday of Shavuot celebrating that event.Matan Women's Torah Study Ins., 12/05/2021 10:21
U of Penn refuses to move Shavuot commencement to another day

U of Penn refuses to move Shavuot commencement to another day

1,600 sign petition, asking U of Penn to move commencement from Shavuot to another day, which is ignored by the school.Dan Verbin, 07/04/2021 01:46
Over 1,300 U of Penn Students sign petition to move graduation which is on Shavuot

Over 1,300 U of Penn Students sign petition to move graduation which is on Shavuot

Jewish students are upset over the school’s decision to hold its commencement ceremony on May 17, which is the first day of Shavuot.Dan Verbin, Canada, 26/03/2021 20:49
Changing seasons in Eretz Yisrael

Changing seasons in Eretz Yisrael

Torah thoughts on Eretz Yisrael from young Religious Zionist yeshiva students:In Eretz Yisrael, even seasonal changes have deep meaning.Eretz Yisrael Yomi, 15/02/2021 18:32
From bitter to sweet: The virtue of Torah and the Jewish People

From bitter to sweet: The virtue of Torah and the Jewish People

Those disregarding the value of nationalism and the Religious Zionists who embrace it, miss a fundamental and essential point in the Torah.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 28/05/2020 16:49
Coming home from exile- praying  once again in our synagogues

Coming home from exile- praying once again in our synagogues

Like during all the exiles, G-d did not forget us in our Corona exile, helping make our 2 month exile a positive learning experience. Op-ed.Dr. Chaim C.. Cohen, 28/05/2020 08:42
Ruth, the righteous proselyte

Ruth, the righteous proselyte

Ruth's commitment catapults this convert into the center stage of Jewish eternity.Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin , 27/05/2020 20:04
Ambassador Friedman helps make cheesecake for the elderly

Ambassador Friedman helps make cheesecake for the elderly

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and his family join special online broadcast from Pantry Packers in Jerusalem to commemorate Shavuot.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/05/2020 18:20
World’s chief rabbis issue joint call for Jews to set aside differences before shavuot

World’s chief rabbis issue joint call for Jews to set aside differences before shavuot

Letter signed by seven chief rabbis calls on Jews worldwide to take practical steps to overcome both personal and communal conflicts.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/05/2020 16:03
To receive the Torah, be like a desert!

To receive the Torah, be like a desert!

Mount Sinai was a humble mountain in a desolate desert. What does G-d's giving the Torah there try to tell us?Danny Ginsbourg, 27/05/2020 14:00
The custom of dairy products on Shavuot

The custom of dairy products on Shavuot

There is something special when it comes to customs. Sometimes their effect is stronger than that of mitzvot.Rabbi Yonatan Kirsch, 27/05/2020 10:28
Shavuot: He called it Cinderella

Shavuot: He called it Cinderella

Shavu’ot is like a neglected treasure which nobody appreciates properly, though one day they will. Like Cinderella before the prince.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 26/05/2020 17:00
The rule of law is crucial, but under pressure

The rule of law is crucial, but under pressure

Ken Abramowitz and Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld: 'Shavuot should be noted also by non-Jews, because it impacts 100% of world 7 billion population.'Save the West, 26/05/2020 16:31
 How to enhance your Shavuot during the coronavirus pandemic

How to enhance your Shavuot during the coronavirus pandemic

Rabbi Lord Sacks and Chief Rabbi Mirviis present: A life of vertical & horizontal responsibility: Shavuot during the Coronavirus PandemicRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 26/05/2020 15:00
Online Torah study session helped prepare for upcoming holiday of Shavuot

Online Torah study session helped prepare for upcoming holiday of Shavuot

'We pray that this historic event will bring a complete recovery to our people and the entire world,' organizers say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/05/2020 11:57
Rosh Hodesh Sivan Torah Essay: The wedding at Mount Sinai

Rosh Hodesh Sivan Torah Essay: The wedding at Mount Sinai

Every Jewish wedding, Ashkenazi or Sephardi, small or large, lavish or simple, is a reminder of the Revelation at Mount Sinai.Matan Women's Torah Study Ins., 24/05/2020 17:59
Prayer spaces at the Western Wall for Shavuot to be allocated by lottery

Prayer spaces at the Western Wall for Shavuot to be allocated by lottery

With coronavirus social distancing restrictions in place, limited number of prayer spots at Western Wall to be offered by lottery.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/05/2020 09:13
Ways of counting time: The Omer controversy

Ways of counting time: The Omer controversy

As the second part of the period of Counting the Omer begins, a deeper look at what it means.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 13/05/2020 13:15
Event attended by tens of thousands missed by the media

Event attended by tens of thousands missed by the media

National Religous news reporter Yair Sherki: 'It's amazing that in 2019, there can be a huge, unrecorded and undocumented mass event.'Sara Rubenstein, 10/06/2019 22:41
For Shavuot: The king's Torah scroll

For Shavuot: The king's Torah scroll

Torah from israel's first Chief Rabbi, who, presciently, talks about the obligations of the head of government in a Torah state. Thoughts for the Shavuot holiday.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 07/06/2019 11:30
Israeli rabbis’ Shavuot learning program goes global

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, 06/06/2019 18:57
Shavuot: What's so special about the Torah?

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, 04/06/2019 22:47
US universities hold alternative graduations for Jewish students

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, 23/05/2018 22:23
Shavuot: Why did G-d give the Torah to the Jewish People?

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, 17/05/2018 08:07
Shavuot: A day with no ritual

Shavuot: A day with no ritual

Why are there no special mitzvas- like matza or shofar for other holidays - on this holiday? Steven Genack, 16/05/2018 19:59
Oz Torah: Shavuot

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, 16/05/2018 12:12
Shavuot: Moshe's battle with the angels

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, 13/05/2018 15:01
Just like any other country...

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, 07/05/2018 17:23
Classy Cream Cake

Classy Cream Cake

A velvety smooth cream layer nestled between a divine crust. A perfect Shavuout dessert!Brynie Greisman, 06/05/2018 20:01
Kushner walks to White House on Shavuot

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, 02/06/2017 12:56
WATCH: Pre-Shavuot ceremony in Israeli kibbutz

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, 30/05/2017 17:37
Israeli program brings religious, secular together on Shavuot

Israeli program brings religious, secular together on Shavuot

Shavuot classes in Israeli homes meant to bring religious, secular neighbors togetherJTA, 30/05/2017 17:25
'Cheesecake is nice - but that's not the essence of the holiday'

'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, 30/05/2017 14:19
Counting the Omer in the digital age

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, 20/04/2017 11:35
Stories you missed over Shavuot

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, 13/06/2016 22:05
120,000 flood Israel's parks on Shavuot

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, 12/06/2016 23:06
IDF imposes closure on Judea-Samaria

IDF imposes closure on Judea-Samaria

Palestinian Arab entry into Israel will not be allowed during Shavuot with the exception of humanitarian cases.Ben Ariel, 10/06/2016 00:13
Reinforcements at Kotel after terror attack

Reinforcements at Kotel after terror attack

Jerusalem police beef up security personnel on and around Temple Mount as the first Friday of Ramadan approaches.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/06/2016 16:59
On Shavuot, who will get the first fruits?

On Shavuot, who 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, 07/06/2016 01:05
Rabbinate issues warning ahead of Shavuot

Rabbinate issues warning ahead of Shavuot

Buyer beware: Kashrut department warns some dairy products are labelled kosher despite lack of Rabbinate approval.Rafael Levy, 02/06/2016 10:07
'I wanted so badly to be Jewish'

'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, 31/05/2016 14:41
Nabbed Shavuot Stabber's Identity Made Public

Nabbed Shavuot Stabber's Identity Made Public

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, 04/06/2015 14:13
Take Our Shavuot Quiz and Win a Tablet!

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, 22/05/2015 14:32
Cheese Festival For Shavuot

Cheese Festival For Shavuot

Naomi and her guests teach how to make great recipes for the holiday.Naomi Nachman, 22/05/2015 10:28
Preparing for Shavuot, Remembering the Three Teens

Preparing for Shavuot, 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, 22/05/2015 05:12
The Road Not Taken

The Road Not Taken

Special edition of Torah Tidbits Audio for parashat Bamdibar and Shavuot.Phil Chernofsky, 22/05/2015 02:12
Rabbanut Warns Against False Kashrut on Cheese

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, 20/05/2015 20:04
In Time for Shavuot: Half-Bake Cheesecake

In Time for Shavuot: Half-Bake Cheesecake

Deliciously light and fluffy - and best of all, easy to make! A Shavuot classic.Malky Soffer, 19/05/2015 18:38
Secular Tel Aviv Thirsty for Torah Study

Secular Tel Aviv Thirsty for Torah Study

Rosh Yehudi Jewish outreach org says demand for Torah and Judaism classes higher than ever among secular Tel Aviv residents.Reut Hadar, 19/05/2015 17:56
Strengthening The Feast of Weeks: PR for Shavuot

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, 19/05/2015 15:19
Catholic Event Planned for David's Tomb on Shavuot

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, 19/05/2015 08:32