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News and updates about 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 holiday

'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

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

For Shavuot: The king's Torah scroll

For Shavuot: The king's Torah scroll

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.

Israeli rabbis’ Shavuot learning program goes global

Shavuot: What's so special about the Torah?

Rabbi Yitzchak Botton provides a deeper understanding of the greatness of the giving of the Torah.

Shavuot: What's so special about the Torah?

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.

US universities hold alternative graduations for Jewish students

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.

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

Shavuot: A day with no ritual

Shavuot: A day with no ritual

Oz Torah: Shavuot

Oz Torah: Shavuot

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.'

Shavuot: Moshe's battle with the angels

Just like any other country...

Just like any other country...

Classy Cream Cake

A velvety smooth cream layer nestled between a divine crust. A perfect Shavuout dessert!

Classy Cream Cake

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.

Kushner walks to White House on Shavuot

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.

WATCH: Pre-Shavuot ceremony in Israeli kibbutz

Israeli program brings religious, secular together on Shavuot

Shavuot classes in Israeli homes meant to bring religious, secular neighbors together

Israeli program brings religious, secular together on Shavuot

'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.'

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

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.

Counting the Omer in the digital age

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.

Stories you missed over Shavuot

120,000 flood Israel's parks on Shavuot

Thousands of Israelis tour the country taking advantage of the long weekend and pleasant weather.

120,000 flood Israel's parks on Shavuot

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.

IDF imposes closure on Judea and Samaria, closes Gaza crossings

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.

Major security reinforcements at Kotel following terror attack

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.

On Shavuot, who (or what) will get the first fruits?

Rabbinate issues kashrut warning ahead of Shavuot

Buyer beware: Kashrut department warns some dairy products are labelled kosher despite lack of Rabbinate approval.

Rabbinate issues kashrut warning ahead of Shavuot

'I wanted so badly to be Jewish'

Hundreds of converts from the Ami Ulpan network gather at Western Wall ahead of Shavuot.

'I wanted so badly to be Jewish'

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.

Police Reveal Identity of Shavuot Terrorist Stabber

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.

Take Our Shavuot Quiz and Win a Tablet!

Cheese Festival For Shavuot

Naomi and her guests teach how to make great recipes for the holiday.

Cheese Festival For Shavuot

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.

Preparing for Shavuot and Remembering the Three Teens

The Road Not Taken

Special edition of Torah Tidbits Audio for parashat Bamdibar and Shavuot.

The Road Not Taken

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.

Ahead of Shavuot: Rabbanut Warns Against False Kashrut on Cheese

In Time for Shavuot: Half-Bake Cheesecake

Deliciously light and fluffy - and best of all, easy to make! A Shavuot classic.

In Time for Shavuot: Half-Bake Cheesecake

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.

Demand for Torah Classes Higher Than Ever in Secular Tel Aviv

Strengthening The Feast of Weeks: PR for Shavuot

Strengthening The Feast of Weeks: PR for Shavuot

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.

Large Catholic Event Planned for David's Tomb on Shavuot

Desert Nation and the Receiving of Torah

What Torah really means to the world even if the world fails to understand its importance.

Desert Nation and the Receiving of Torah

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.

Tzohar Under Fire for 'Excluding Reform' from Shavuot Event

All You Need is Cheese

Naomi Nachman prepares for Shavuot with special cheese recipes.

All You Need is Cheese

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.

Arab Attacker Indicted For Breaking Jewish Minor's Skull

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.

Bringing the 'Torah from Sinai' in Time for Shavuot

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.

Israeli Fans Get 'Satisfaction' at Stones' TA Concert

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.

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

Temple Mount is Jewish for a Day

Over 400 Jews entered the Mount on the eve of Shavuot. Most Muslim worshippers barred over incitement.

Temple Mount is Jewish for a Day

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.

Kotel Officials: We're All Ready for Shavuot

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.

Russian Jewry Relieved After Matriculation Exams Postponed

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.

Rolling Stones Move Show Back for Religious Fans

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.'

Rolling Stones Concert For Secular Jews Only?

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.

Israelis Targeted by Rock Throwers in Northern Israel

Chabad 5 Towns Rabbi: Torah is Everywhere

Rabbi Zalman Wolowik, in holiday message, explains why the Israelites accepted Torah unquestioningly.

Chabad 5 Towns Rabbi: Torah is Everywhere

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.

Shavuot Organizer: "We Don't Have to Agree, to Love Each Other"

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).

PM Netanyahu Receives "First Fruits" for Shavuot Holiday

Kotel Rabbi: Pray for Unity

Rabbi of Kotel calls to end recent conflict through government regulation, prayer.

Kotel Rabbi: Pray for Unity

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.

Hundreds Camp Out on Mount Zion This Past Shavuot

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 found

Alarms Sound on Shavuot in Kochav Yaakov

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.

Chag Sameach: The Torah's Holiday Starts Saturday Night