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Shavuot, revisited: Five thoughts

by Rabbi Michael Gottleib

June 8, 2016 | 4:09 pm

"Ruth in Boaz's Field", 1828. Painting by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld/Wikipedia

This week, Jewish communities around the world celebrate Shavuot. Compared with Sukkot and Passover, the two other pilgrimage... read full article

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