Shavuot Resources

| Shavuot By :  The Jewish Theological Seminary Posted On May 26, 2020 | Holidays

“Overcoming Sleep” A short video featuring students Jeremy Tabick and Leora Perkins

Revelation

Commentaries on Parashat Yitro

“The Ten Commandments in 20/20”, a webinar with Rabbi Eliezer Diamond

“Who Wrote the Ten Commandments?” by Dr. Benjamin Sommer
“Why We Eat Dairy on Shavuot” by Chancellor Emeritus Ismar Schorsch
“The Still, Small Voice” (song) by Sam Blustin and Eliana Light
“The Revelation in Sci-Fi” by Rabbi Ryan Dulkin
“Creation and Revelation” by Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz
“How Many Torahs Are There?” by Rabbi Noah Bickart
“The Continuing Revelation” by Rabbi Joshua Heller
“Making Torah Our Own” (piyyut) by Galeet Dardashti
“Topics in Talmud: Matan Torah (video lecture) with Dr. David Kraemer

Short Video Series: Receiving Torah with All Our Senses

“Touch: Beyond the Mountain’s Edge” with Rabbi Jan Uhrbach
“Taste: Sweet in Our Mouths” with Rabbi Eliezer Diamond
“Fragrance: The Aroma of the Torah” with Rabbi Daniel Nevins 
“Hearing: Reading the Torah and Singing its Praises” with Cantor Nancy Abramson
“Sight: Revelation at the Yiddish Theater” with Dr. Stefanie Halpern

 

Ruth, Harvest, and Conversion

“Ruth’s Torah Matters Now” by Dr. Amy Kalmanofsky
“Leftover Scraps” by Rabbi Julia Andelman
“Whose Land?” by Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz
“From Gleaning to Tzedakah” by Chancellor Emeritus Ismar Schorsch
“The Freshest Grain” by Dr. Ofra Backenroth
“Love For All” by Rabbi Judith Hauptman
“Topics in Talmud: Conversion” (video lecture) with Dr. David Kraemer

Short Video Series: A Celebration of Conversion for Shavuot

“Who Are You? A Question for All of Us” with Rabbi Eliezer Diamond
“Acquiring a New Past” with Rabbi David Hoffman
“A Deer in the Sheepfold: A Conversion Tale” with Dr. Anne Lapidus Lerner
“The Problem with the Convert” with Dr. David Kraemer
“What the Rabbis of the Talmud Learned from Naomi and Ruth” with Rabbi Judith Hauptman
“The Righteous Convert of Vilna” with Dr. David Fishman

Torah and Haftararah Readings for Shavuot

Nusah for Holidays and Trope for Ruth