Shavuot: The Forgotten Festival
Everyone loves Passover Seders and Hanukkah candles, and dutifully trudges to synagogue for the High Holidays - but Shavuot, one of the most important festivals of the Jewish year, is often overlooked. Learn the essentials of this holiday- its beautiful wedding imagery, its late-night ritual that emerged just as coffee arrived from the New World, and, of course, the exquisite little book of Ruth that we read on Shavuot morning.
Rabbi Adam Greenwald is Vice President for Jewish Engagement at American Jewish University, where he directs the Maas Center for Jewish Journeys. He also serves as Lecturer in Rabbinics at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. In 2016, Rabbi Greenwald received the Covenant Foundation's Pomegranate Prize in Jewish Education.