Ezra Zuckerman Sivan examines how the yibbum triangle of Ruth, Tamar, and Lot's daughters teaches us how to rebuild our lives in a time of upheaval.
The call to learn Torah at night surprisingly comes from a verse in Lamentations. Yaakov Weinstein discusses what we can learn from this, and what it means for the practice of staying up on Shavuot.
Michael Bernstein examines how the individual experience is ironically incorporated into holidays that are all about the community.
Take a fantastical jump into Matan Torah in this short story by David Zvi Kalman.
What can a medieval piyut (and famous modern chassidic tune) teach us about people's superiority over angels? Yitzchak Szyf explores how our Shavuot liturgy proclaims man's partnership with God in Torah.
Batya Hefter explores a Hasidic understanding of “Sinai consciousness” and proposes a way to re-experience it on Shavuot.
Matt Lubin reflects on the holiday of Shavuot.
What sort of Jewish unity was there at Mount Sinai?
David Bashevkin reviews Gleanings: Reflections on Ruth.
Jerome Marcus explores understandings of freedom within halakhah and how they relate to Pesah and Shavuot