Related Blog Posts on Shavuot

The Black Jews Are Tired

Chris Harrison
June 1, 2020

As fulfilling as it was to engage in Shavuot programs, a lot weighs on me. With COVID-19 continuing to ravage Black communities and racist violence all over the news, I almost feel like it’s Yom Kippur instead – the time when Jews are supposed to be most aware of their own mortality.

April Showers, May Flowers, and Searching for Hope Amid Pandemic

Rabbi Michael L. Feshbach
April 23, 2020

We see everything around us through a coronavirus-colored lens these days, searching the past for clues about what is to come. This month, I'm using the rhyme about April showers and May flowers as an occasion for hope, seeing every holiday in May as part of this unfolding pandemic.

Will Borscht Ever Remind My Kids of Me?

Rabbi Sharon G. Forman
August 20, 2018

My kids would rather starve than eat a blintz or other food with roots in the shtetls of Eastern Europe. They’ll have to find other ways to connect to their Jewish past.