Cheese and Flowers

Why do we eat dairy foods and decorate the synagogue on Shavuot?

We Will Do and We Will Hear

If the Jews gathered at Mount Sinai were eager to receive the Torah, why the need for Divine coercion?

Rediscovering the Revelation

A thousand years after Sinai, the Jews reaffirmed their commitment to Torah. Why two acceptances?

The 613 Mitzvot (Commandments)

613 is one of the most famous Jewish numbers, representing all the commandments of the Torah. How many can you name?

More Shavuot Recipes

No cheesecake -- just some really good dairy recipes.

Did God Speak at Sinai?

What supports the claim that God spoke to the entire Jewish people at the foot of Mount Sinai?

The Mission of Torah

God does not expect us to be perfect. If we were perfect, we would not have received the Torah.

Shavuot Recipes

There is a universal Jewish tradition of eating dairy foods on Shavuot. Here are some of the most mouth-watering recipes.

Shavuot: A Message to My Son

It all began on that mountain called Sinai, and ever since, the Jewish people have labored to climb the mountain of morality and virtue, one step at a time.

Soaring to Freedom

Torah is our guidepost for traversing the maze of life.

Be Real!

Some things in life are changing; others are not. Knowing the difference can save you lots of time and energy.

Humility & Mt. Sinai

It's no accident that Torah was revealed on that particular mountain.

Lively Overview: The Book of Ruth

The Book of Ruth is read in synagogue on Shavuot morning. A chapter-by- chapter explanation.

Rational Belief

Should acceptance of the Torah be based more on evidence, or more on faith? The answer: It depends.

The Book of Ruth: A Crash Course

Mother of royalty, paradigm of humility and generosity.

Shavuot Family Parsha

A story and discussion questions for parents and kids about Shavuot and the importance of unity.

The Book of Ruth: A Mystery Unraveled

She was a Moabite princess who converted to Judaism in the 10th century BCE, but what does her story have to do with the events at Mount Sinai more than 300 years earlier?

Shavuot and The Magnificent 7's

An incredible tapestry of 7's is woven into Creation. How many can you name?

Ruth and Reincarnation

The mystery of shoes and the transmigration of spiritual energies.

God's Words

No day in history comes even close in the magnitude of its significance. It was a day when all the assumptions concerning life and its purpose were altered irrevocably.

Chosen

It's not our Intelligence Quotients that count, but our Righteousness Quotients.

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