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News and updates about Shavuot

Saying farewell to Rabbi Uri Zohar zt"l

Rabbi Uri Zohar was the epirtome of a baal teshuva who uses every minute to make up for what he perceived as lost Torah study time.

Saying farewell to Rabbi Uri Zohar zt"l

Watch: Singing together at the Western Wall at the end of Shavuot

More than 50,000 Jews visited the Western Wall during Shabbat and the festival of Shavuot.

Singing together at the Western Wall at the end of Shavuotplayer

Hundreds visit the Temple Mount for Shavuot

Temple Mount authorities report that 754 Jews made their way to the Mount over Shavuot - an increase from previous years.

Hundreds visit the Temple Mount for Shavuot

Chag Sameach from Israel National News!

Israel National News will be offline until Sunday night in honor of the holiday of Shavuot.

Chag Sameach from Israel National News!

Defining our relations with the world's major powers from the time we became a nation

Parashat Naso - Shavu’ot 5782: The parasha and current events.

Defining our relations with the world's major powers

Shavuot and the Torah of Eretz Yisrael

The word “Morasha” (inheritance) is written only twice in the Torah. Once in reference to the Land and once in reference to the Torah

Shavuot and the Torah of Eretz Yisrael

Rabbi David Stav: Being united is the precondition for being given the Torah

Head of the Tzohar Rabbinical Organization, speaks about how to prepare for Shavuot - the holiday commemorating the giving of the Torah.

'Being united is the precondition for being given the Torah'player

Yizkor: Recalling our dearly departed on Shavuot

What are the memories and thoughts that should fill our minds and hearts as we are about to recite Yizkor on Shavuot?

Yizkor: Recalling our dearly departed on Shavuot

How to make Shavuot bloom

The Torah lifestyle reaches out to every corner of the world that seems to be empty, shallow and "dry"- and gives it life, color and depth.

How to make Shavuot bloom

Shavuot: A lesson from the Torah

Would we not have expected Shavuot, of all the Festivals in our calendar, to be replete with impressive rituals?

Shavuot:  A lesson from the Torah

Laws for Shavuot 2022, which begins at the close of the Sabbath Day

The special laws when Shavuot begins Saaturday night .

Laws for Shavuot 2022, which begins at the close of the Sabbath

Banners of love

Why this Parasha is read shortly before we again receive the Torah on Shavuot.

Banners of love

Chaos is back

The deep meaning of the world "midbar" - translated "desert", but whose root is the same as that of speech - and more insights in Judaism.

Chaos is back

The Israelites' iron dome

The Torah wants us to deduce something from the use of the word "regalim" instead of "peamim." The commentaries enlighten us.

The Israelites' iron dome

'A still, small voice'

Is this not the voice that we are longing now to hear? The comforting voice of peace, of stillness and serenity.

'A still, small voice'

250 rockets fired at Israel over Shavuot holiday

House in Ashdod suffers direct hit. 25 rockets fired by terrorists fall in Gaza.

250 rockets fired at Israel over Shavuot holidayplayer

Shavuot: Seeing sound

Israel's first Chief Rabbi on the Sinai revelation: 'At their source, sound and sight are united.'

  Shavuot: Seeing sound

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.

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

Safe room for the body, safe room for the soul

A brief lesson from them in maintaining emotional health during this time.

Safe room for the body, safe room for the soul

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.

Acknowledging God: How does one connect to the light of 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.

The Book of Ruth: A Zionist story For Shavuot

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.

Rosh Hodesh Sivan Torah essay

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.

U of Penn refuses to move Shavuot commencement to another day

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.

1,300 U Penn Students sign petition to move Shavuot graduation

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.

Changing seasons in Eretz Yisrael

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.

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

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.

Coming home from exile- praying  once again in our synagogues

Ruth, the righteous proselyte

Ruth's commitment catapults this convert into the center stage of Jewish eternity.

Ruth, the righteous proselyte

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.

Ambassador Friedman helps make cheesecake for the elderly

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.

World’s chief rabbis call for Jews to set aside differences

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?

To receive the Torah, be like a desert!

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.

The custom of dairy products on Shavuot

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.

Shavuot: He called it Cinderella

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.'

The rule of law is crucial, but under pressure

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 Pandemic

 How to enhance your Shavuot during the coronavirus pandemic

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.

Online Torah study session helped prepare for holiday

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.

Rosh Hodesh Sivan Torah Essay: The wedding at Mount Sinai

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.

Want to pray at the Kotel this Shavuot? Sign up for the lottery

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.

Ways of counting time: The Omer controversy

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.'

Event attended by tens of thousands missed by the media