Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774
By:
Deborah Rosenbloom, JTA
Writer Deborah Rosenbloom always thought of Ruth, the heroine of Shavuot, as a woman who made good choices, was strong and fulfilled. But lately she's been rethinking this and focusing on the strange dynamics of what appears to be an unhealthy, possibly abusive, relationship between Ruth and Naomi, her mother-in-law.
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By:
Rabbi Yael Levy
Shavuot urges us to engage our imagination, to cultivate awe, and to consider the meaning of the Ten Devarim in our lives.
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By:
Edmon J. Rodman, JTA
What if as adults we want to find our way back into Torah — on our own?
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By:
Rabbi Rayzel Raphael
The Book of Ruth is read at this time of year on the holiday of Shavuot, which highlights the themes of harvest and relationships, as does Ruth's story.
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From dedicating a 160-year-old Torah scroll written in Iraq to visiting the region of the Czech Republic where their Torahs came from, local congregants celebrate their holy texts as Shavuot nears.
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