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Shavuot, a beloved celebration and commemoration of the Jewish people receiving the Torah at Sinai is held during the harvest season. For the best cheesecake recipes, special songs for the Shavuot, and of course, thousands of book on Torah study, see below for further information.


Books IconBooks

For works on the holiday, search under SHAVUOT.
You can also search for the three PILGRIM FESTIVALS or SEFIRAH PERIOD.

Most books on the holiday of Shavuot will be shelved under: BM 695 S5.
Books on the three pilgrimage festivals are located under: BM 693 P5.
Books on the Sefirah period are under: BM 695 S4.
Prayerbooks for the pilgrimage festivals are located under: BM 675 P5.9.

Traditional the Book of Ruth is read on Shavuot. Find COMMENTARIES ON THE BOOK OF RUTH in the catalog.
Most of them will be on the shelf under: BS 1311-1313.6

General Bible commentary to keep a reader occupied for the next several decades - O T PENATATEUCH COMMENTARIES


Music IconMusic

You can search under SHAVUOT SONGS AND MUSIC in the catalog for recodings and musical scores.


Recipe IconRecipes

Explore our collection of Jewish cook books that include both traditional and modern holiday recipes.


Study materials iconStudy and teaching materials

Search the catalog under SHAVUOT--STUDY AND TEACHING or check with the Tartak Learning Center (or email for lessons plans and project ideas.

Recommended websites


Explore Shavuot at Reform Judaism

Information on Shavuot; includes family activities, recipes, and to Tikkun leil Shavuot programs

Shavuot at Chabad

Information on Shavuot as well as kids' pages and recipes.

Shavuot at My Jewish Learning

This site contains articles in the areas of the basics, food, history, and traditions and rituals.