Shavuot 5 results

Backman’s Corner: Why doesn’t Shavuot have an image?

By Eli Backman For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Rosh Hashanah has the shofar, Hanukkah has the Menorah, even Pesach has Matzah. What does Shavuot have?  Hallmark is looking for what to put on their cards. Help?! In the Torah, (Leviticus 23:15-6) it just says count seven weeks and the next day, the 50th day, is a holiday. Period. Nothing special ...

Maryland Hillel plans alternate graduation for second year in a row

By Ben Cooper For Mitzpeh @ben_coops Maryland Hillel will hold its second-ever alternate graduation on May 17 to give Jewish students an option to attend a commencement not occurring on Shabbat or Shavuot. This university’s main commencement ceremony will take place Sunday, May 20, with individual college and school ceremonies taking ...

Backman’s Corner: Why do we count days during the Omer?

By Eli Backman For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Why do we count the days? To know when school will be out! Sefirah refers to the counting of days between Passover and the holiday of Shavuot. Passover was the time the Jews left Egypt and Shavuot is the time they received the Torah from G-d at Mount Sinai. The time between is seen as a time they ...

Shavuot recipe: Cannoli cream frutta with Nutella and apricots

By Michele Amira, staff writer, @nicejewishswag Shavuot aka the holiday of blintzes and cheesecake is approaching this Saturday night. While there are so many amazing traditional Shavuot recipes like the Jews in Turkey, the Balkans, Syria and Egypt, with dishes from a rich milk pudding called muhallabeya to the more familiar blintzes, ...

Got milk? Nutella-filled blintzes for Shavuot

By Michele Amira, staff writer, @nicejewishswag If you’ve been counting the Omer, you are aware that Shavuot (aka the holiday of blintzes and cheesecake) is fast approaching. As a vegan, I have often wondered why as Jews we’re supposed to eat dairy on Shavuot. There are so many answers to this question. One answer is that more ...