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Shavuot

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  • ISRAEL: New monument pays tribute to old hurt of Iraqi Jews

     
    When talking about life in the old country, Israel's Iraqi-born Jews acknowledge two eras: before the Farhoud, and after. In June 1941, during the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, nearly 200 of Baghdad's Jews were slain in a killing rampage that...
  • Jewish holiday of Shavuot begins at sundown Tuesday

     
    Shavuot celebrates the day that God gave the Torah to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai more than 3,300 years ago. Shavuot is a time when the Jewish people renew their acceptance of the Torah. The word Shavuot means “weeks” and marks the...

    Rosh Hashanah: Happy New Year, it’s not

     
    Called the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown, Sept. 28. Biblical researcher Roger D. Isaacs contends that Rosh Hashana (head of the year) was never intended to signify the start of a new year. “Its original purpose was to be a day...

    Fresh homemade cheeses for Shavuot

    Fresh homemade cheeses for Shavuot
    Sometimes when I'm in the kitchen making fresh cheese, I imagine what it must have been like for the primitive nomads who first discovered that the fresh, sweet liquid they had so laboriously milked from their precious flocks quickly soured in the...

    For the record: June 3 (Food)

    Harvest festival: In a Food section story May 27, it was reported that the Jewish holiday Shavuot ended at sundown Friday. That is the practice in Israel. For most Jews in the United States, it ended at sundown on Saturday.