Shavuot was originally a harvest festival but now also commemorates the giving of the Law (the Torah). It falls on 6 (and usually 7) Sivan, 50 days after the second day of Passover, and starts this year on the evening of 30 May.
Precious vintage photos of First Fruits Festival in Israel – Abigail Klein Leichman – Israel21c 25.05.17
Children, basketfuls of produce, flowers and ribbons – charming pictures of the Shavuot holiday from as early as 1925
Illegal Immigration and the Book of Ruth – Margo Schlanger – Tablet Magazine 26.05.17
Shavuot offers an important lesson for politics today.
A dialogue on Shavuot night about vegetarianism and veganism – Richard H. Schwartz – The Times of Israel 21.05.17