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Samaritans celebrate Shavuot atop Mount Gerizim

The Samaritan religion closely resembles Judaism, but with several marked differences, including its own Torah written in their own ancient Hebrew, and Mount Gerizim being their holiest place.

Shavuot: Kanievsky, Edelstein urge Jews not to go to Western Wall

They are two of the leading rabbis in the haredi Lithuanian (non-hassidic) world, and their voices carry a significant amount of weight and authority.

‘SHAVUOT (PENTECOST),’ by German painter Moritz Daniel Oppenheim, 1880

The Sinai formula: how it can impact our everyday lives

The transformative power of Torah lies not in ideas alone but in its unique synthesis of ideas and action, as crystallized in the iconic response of the Jewish people in accepting the Torah.

Shavuot: The mirror and the reflections

Historian Erich Gruen defines Joseph and Asenath as a “novelistic fantasy.” Yet, there is a theological polemic in the novella as well.

15/05/2021
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Shavuot: Focus on your own happiness - opinion

“The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” –Benjamin Franklin

By AARON KATSMAN
13/05/2021
Cows establish a complex social hierarchy that new dairy farmers must manage

'Udderly' brilliant: Your cheesecake could soon come from this dairy

A young family leads the way in establishing a dairy farm in Israel's remote Northwestern Negev

By EVA WEISS
13/05/2021

Book of Ruth reexamined, contextualized in new book

No matter how familiar with these moving stories you think you might be, you will learn a great deal more by reading Rabbi Benjamin Segal’s extraordinary book about the Scroll of Ruth.

By STEPHEN G. DONSHIK
13/05/2021
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