Category: Shavuot

Celebrating Shavuot for a Week: A Journey of Revelation and Relationship
By Maggid A. Elias Ramer
May 3, 2021
The giving of Torah happened at one specific time, but the receiving of Torah happens all the time, in every generation.  —Rebbe Yitzchak Meir Alter (1799–1866)
From Revelation to Resilience: Sefirat ha’Aveilut from Shavuot to Tisha b’Av
By Karen Erlichman and Caryn Aviv
July 15, 2019
This period of time is a coming out of sorts ... peeling off our layers to allow the unvarnished essence of true self to emerge
The Rhythm of Wonder: A Prayer for Radical Amazement
By Alden Solovy
June 9, 2016
You are standing on a star. The winds of creation blow through you. Of course, this is neither literally true nor scientifically accurate. Yet, these quirky statements are an invitation to living with radical amazement, a core teaching of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.
Up All Night
By Sarah Barasch-Hagans
May 27, 2014
Bringing people together across denominations on Shavuot study night
Wisdom From On High
Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, Ph.D.
May 14, 2013
Shavuot has yet to capture the imagination of most liberal Jews. Why is that? 
Yizkor on Memorial Day
May 30, 2012
It took the recitation of Yizkor on Memorial Day to remind me of this important fact: it is incumbent on me as a citizen to take time to reflect and remember.  

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