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Here, There and Everywhere — Three Views of Revelation for Shavuot

When we speak of the “revelation” of Torah, what do we mean? Elsie Stern shared three perspectives from traditional Jewish texts, viewed with a Reconstructionist eye.

Celebrating the Seven Days of Shavuot: A Journey of Revelation and Relationship

Let's expand our observance of Shavuot -- affirming our relationship with the Earth and our commitment to deepening our relationship with all people.

Shavuot: The Harvest Festival of Torah

Reconstructionist Jews believe that the Jewish people created the Torah and the Torah, in turn, has created and recreated the Jewish people throughout history. Shavuot, the festival of giving and receiving the Torah, should be central to our communal life. 

Shavuot Milk & Honey Torah Roll Cake

Make room for a new dessert at your Shavuot table, right between the cheesecake and blintzes – a Torah Scroll roll cake of milk and honey.

Celebrating Shavuot for a Week: A Journey of Revelation and Relationship

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)

Shavuot Theology

How are we to understand the traditional claim that the Torah is divinely revealed? And what exactly is the Torah that was revealed? Rabbi Jacob Staub examines Reconstructionist theology through the lens of the holiday of Shavuot. This article is excerpted from the Guide to Jewish Practice. 

Counting to Shavuot

"And everyone has a Sea of Reeds to cross, / Everyone has a story..."

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