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  • Shavuot: It’s Complicated!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    June 2, 2014 | 6:37 am

    At the one year anniversary of their wedding, the newly married couple brings out the wedding video and invites the family over for dinner, retells the stories of how they met, and cuts the cake that's been savored in its frozen state,  uneaten in the first place.  But, as the...

  • SHAVUOT: 10 ways to celebrate

    May 24, 2012 | 1:35 pm

    Saturday, May 26

    Rabbis Yonah Bookstein (Jewlicious) and Sharon Brous (IKAR) meet for a rabbinic head-to-head during a night of Shavuot celebration, which features TED-style learning, challah baking, meditation, tequila shots with the rabbis and more. Special guest...

  • Ruth’s Legacy

    By Tom Tugend

    June 5, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    At next week's Shavuot services, the moving words from the Book of Ruth, expressing the biblical convert's pledge of fidelity to Judaism, will be read in synagogues around the world.

    Echoes of the story of the Moabite woman, stemming from a people cursed in Deuteronomy but whose seed...