Helpful Links to Celebrate Shavuot

Helpful Links to Celebrate Shavuot

This year, the holiday of Shavuot comes just about on the heels of Memorial Day.

 

As this holiday often falls after the end of the Hebrew School year, many are unfamiliar with the holiday. You can get some basic background at Judaism 101.

 

It is traditional to read the biblical Book of Ruth on this holiday. To find out why, check out My Jewish Learning.

 

If you have never read the Book of Ruth, it is quite short and can be found at Jewish Virtual Library

 

If you are already familiar with the book, here is a new way to study the text: A Woman Who Doesn’t Quit

 

It is customary to eat dairy foods on Shavuot. Of course, like many Jewish traditions, there is more than one explanation. Aish.com offers up 7.

 

The two most popular dairy foods associate with Shavuot are Cheesecake, and Blintzes. However, if you want to get a bit more ambitious, check out these recipes from Kosher.com

Michele Rosenfield

About Michele Rosenfield

Michele is a Jewish educator who has developed and taught various online courses. Prior to her midlife career change, Michele was a Systems Consultant for Ernst and Young and an Account Manager for Automatic Data Processing. Michele has a BA in Computer Science from Brandeis University, an MBA in Accounting from Fordham, and an MA in Jewish Education from The William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at The Jewish Theological Seminary. Michele and her family reside in Metuchen, NJ.