Issues 09:09 What Happened to Shavuot?

Weak on the Feast of Weeks or Whatever Happened to Shavuot?
Author: Rich Robinson

The meaning behind Shavuot, an overlooked-but-major Jewish holiday and its fulfillment.

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Shavuot Customs
Topics: shavuot

It is customary to read the Ten Commandments in the synagogue in keeping with the tradition of linking Shavuot to the Giving of the Law. We read the book of Ruth at Shavuot for three reasons. The setting of Ruth is the harvest. She became a follower of the God of...

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In the Little Shtetl of Vaysechvoos: Mendel the Shtimmer
Topics: vaysechvoos
Author: Susan Perlman

There wasn’t much pride among the people of Vaysechvoos. If they were proud of anything, it was that every man could read Hebrew, every woman could at least read Yiddish and each child could recite the alef bais (alphabet) by the age of five. Most villagers...

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