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Jewish Holidays

The holiday of Shavuot commemorates when the Jewish people received the Torah at Mount Sinai, 7 weeks after the departure from Egypt which we commemorate on the holiday of Passover.

Why Dairy?

June 1, 2022, by

Rav Orlofsky recently gave a shiur and presented a wonderful chiddush. He probed the question of why we eat dairy on Shavuot. His experiential answer is quite extraordinary. He explains that on this yom tov we become transformed through the Torah so that we have the ability to infuse kedusha into everything. Dairy foods on […]

Haftarah Helper for Shavuot

Download PDF God’s revelations in the Haftarot of Shavuot and the Torah reading for its first day (Exodus 19-20) terrified those who experienced them. They share elements such as God’s voice and light, yet also differ markedly. In the Torah reading, God descends a remote desert mountain to strike a covenant with His entire people […]