Shavuot 220 articles

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.

“Naaseh V’Nishma”
“Naaseh V’Nishma”
“We will do first, and afterwards, understand” (Shemot 24:7) (Much of the material in this section is adapted with permission, from Sefer HaTodaah of Rabbi Eliyahu Kitov) The following are Midrashic...
Jun 30, 2006
By OU Staff
Preparation for Receiving the Torah
Preparation for Receiving the Torah
“You shall set boundaries for the People roundabout, saying, Beware of ascending the mountain or touching its edge; whoever touches the mountain shall surely die” (Shemot 19:12) Initial Preparations On the...
Jun 30, 2006
By OU Staff
The Story of Shavuot
The Story of Shavuot
What is the Story of Shavuot? The “stories” of many things, their background and purpose, can be told by explaining what they are called. To a great extent, this is true...
Jun 30, 2006
By OU Staff
About Work Restrictions
About Work Restrictions
All Jewish holidays and observances, with the exception of some fasts, begin on the evening previous to the first day. Except as noted, all require special additional prayers and services are...
Jun 29, 2006
By OU Staff
The Recitation of Hallel
The Recitation of Hallel
Hallel consists of six Psalms (113-118), which are said as a unit, on joyous occasions, when the praise of G-d is particularly appropriate, immediately following the Shacharit “Shemoneh Esrei.” These occasions...
Jun 29, 2006
By OU Staff
The Holiday of Shavuot in the Torah
The Holiday of Shavuot in the Torah
“And you shall declare on that very day, that it is a Holy Day unto you; You shall do no manner of work; It is an Eternal Statute, in all your...
Jun 26, 2006
By OU Staff
The Customs Of Shavuot
The Customs Of Shavuot
1) There aren’t any mitzvot on Shavuot. 2) Why do we have the customs to stay up all night AND LEARN on Shavuot. 3) Why do we eat dairy products on...
May 31, 2006
By Rabbi Yehoshua Grunstein
Shavuot – Why Keep It a Secret?
Shavuot – Why Keep It a Secret?
Shavuot – Why Keep It a Secret? Rabbi Grunstein discusses how the date of Shavuot is determined, why Shavuot is shorter than the other holidays, why it has no unique mitzvah,...
May 31, 2006
By Rabbi Yehoshua Grunstein
Community Lunch and Learn: Preparing For Shavuot
Community Lunch and Learn: Preparing For Shavuot
Rav Herschel Schachter gives a Shiur on understanding the Kabbalat HaTorah. Given Monday, May 22, 2006. He discusses 3 themes: 1) Hashem didn’t give the oral law to Moshe word for...
May 22, 2006
By Rabbi Hershel Schachter
Sefira: The Countdown to Shavuot
Sefira: The Countdown to Shavuot
Sefira: The Countdown to Shavuot – Given by Rabbi Paysach J. Krohn, noted author and mohel. Part of the exclusive OU Torah Dimensions series on Pesach Themes. We can’t be ready...
May 17, 2006
By Rabbi Paysach J. Krohn

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