Shavuot. Pentecost. Harvest. First Fruits. Revelation at Sinai. Holy Spirit. Torah.

By: Marcie Lenk, Times of Israel— Jews and Christians will be celebrating Shavuot and Pentecost on the same day this weekend, in a rare year that the two calendars correspond. Technically, Pentecost is the English name for Shavuot (Hebrew for “weeks”), indicating the fiftieth day after Passover. So, are Jews and Christians celebrating the same…

Shavuot for Kids

What is Shavuot? Shavuot—also known as the Feast of Weeks or Pentecost—is a Jewish holiday celebrating the giving of the Ten Commandments and the Torah (the first five books of the Bible). When God delivered the Hebrews out of slavery in Egypt he brought them into the wilderness to camp.  During this time God provided for…

Shavuot mini cheesecakes

*These tiny desserts are wonderful topped with fruit or jelly. This recipe makes 12 mini cheesecakes.  Is there anything better than a holiday that requires you to eat cheesecake? Ingredients 2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons margarine, melted 2 (8 ounce) packages of cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup sugar 3 teaspoons lemon juice…