Shavuot 2013 begins at sundown on May 14. Some Jews, particularly Conservative and Orthodox Jews, celebrate Shavuot for two days; others, particularly Israeli and Reform Jews, celebrate the holiday for one day.
This holiday commemorates the giving of the Torah...and more!
The Book of Ruth
The complete text of the biblical book, read on Shavuot.
Study All Night
Shavuot's customary celebration is an all-nighter. Find one near you.
Find Shavuot Recipes
Get out your Lactaid: Shavuot dishes are traditionally dairy.
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I'm 16 and I want to keep kosher but my parents don't. I've tried buying kosher foods but the kitchen isn't kosher. Is there anything I can do?
Hi, I'm 16 years old and I want to keep kosher. However, my parents do not. I've tried buying kosher foods but the kitchen isn't... Read More
I like to call Shavuot the “No meat? No problem!” holiday. When brainstorming a recipe for this post, I learned a lot about the history... Read More
Growing up, we always had dairy products on Shavuot. What is the connection between dairy and the holiday?
Growing up, we always had dairy products on Shavuot. What is the connection between dairy and the holiday? What a great question! There are two... Read More
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