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How is Shavuot celebrated?

1. Study All Night You've done that in college anyway, haven't you? We’ve all had times when we stayed up to the wee hours of the morning,...

When do we read the Megillah?

The most common Megillah is Megillat Esther - the Scroll of Esther which contains the Purim story. Megillat Esther is read twice on Purim: once on...

The Giving of the Torah

After the great miracles of the Exodus, the splitting of the Red Sea and all of the major events that the Jewish people experienced before arriving at...

Greater Than Angels

‘Bad’ urges and ideas are not flaws that must be banished. “This … that I command you today — it is not hidden and not...

Why are women exempt from time-related Mitzvahs?

The Short Answer: G-d - who created billions of people, yet no two exactly alike - designs things according to the needs of each species and...

What Makes a Marriage Tick?

Newlyweds think the question doesn't apply to them and never will: they are the first to discover marriage and the final authorities on it too. After...

Judaism: You Can Do It

The Oath The Jewish nation received the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai in the year 2448 on the Jewish calendar (1312 BCE). Every year, on the anniversary...

Why celebrate the Torah twice -- on Shavuot and Simchat Torah?

Mrs. Shaffer: Welcome......how can I help you?:) Adina: What_s the difference between the reasons for celebrating the Torah on Shavuot and Simchat...

When is Shavuot?

Shavuot is the 6th and 7th day of the Hebrew month of Sivan. [In Israel, Shavuot is a one day holiday, the 6th of Sivan.] For the year...

When was the Torah given at Mount Sinai?

The Torah was given to the Israelites in the Sinai Desert on the 6th day of Sivan 2448 years after Creation. This corresponds to early summer of the year...