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Pres. Rivlin Receives ‘First Fruits of the Field’ for Shavuot

4 Sivan 5775 – May 21, 2015
Israel's farmers brought the first fruits of the field to Pres. Reuven Rivlin and his wife Nechama on this eve of Shavuoth.

Rav Bina’s Shavuot Message

Rav Bina's Shavuot message and an update on his grandson who was injured in a terror attack.

How to BBQ for Shavuos

3 Sivan 5775 – May 20, 2015
Throw something from a cow onto the fire...

Shavuot: Celebrating Torah, Harvest & The Book of Ruth

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Shavuos: Hip-Hop Style

1 Sivan 5775 – May 18, 2015
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From Rescue by Kindertransport to Fighting Nazis, and the Jewish-Israeli Holiday Relationship

27 Nisan 5775 – April 16, 2015
Yishai is joined in-studio by Walter Bingham, 91 -- rescued from the Nazis as a Polish child on the Kindertransport and ended up fighting against them with the British -- shares his memories of Kristallnacht and of facing the German Foreign Minister who was first to hang at Nuremberg. Then, VOI Knesset Insider Jeremy Saltan joins Yishai in-studio to discuss the relationship between the Jewish holidays established in the past and the new holidays born in the modern era of Jewish statehood. They point out that Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day, the Day of Remembrance for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism, Israel Independence Day and Jerusalem Day all are marked during the "counting of the Omer" -- the 50 days between Passover and Shavuot (Pentecost).

Rolling Stones into Shavuot

8 Sivan 5774 – June 6, 2014
In contrast to the hate-filled stones thrown by Arabs, Jews threw non-physical ‘stones’ of love.

Rolling Stones Delay Concert Start for Religious Jews

1 Sivan 5774 – May 30, 2014
Who says you can't always get what you want?

Shavuos Tips From Tanya

29 Iyyar 5774 – May 28, 2014
If you’re going to have it, make it worth it!

The Link Between Bamidbar And Shavuot

22 Iyyar 5774 – May 21, 2014
Evaluating forces us to consider the gift of every moment we have.

The Lessons Of Sefirat Ha’Omer

2 Iyyar 5774 – May 1, 2014
The Omer period is the ultimate completion of the completion, the holiest of the holiest.

Rosh Hashanah 2013 – Pain or pleasure?

27 Elul 5773 – September 2, 2013
Zechariah was ready to scrap all the sad fast days and turn them into joyful celebrations.

The Deeper Meanings of Shavuot

8 Sivan 5773 – May 16, 2013
Shavuot reflects the centrality of 'seven' in Judaism.

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Highway Construction Uncovers Spectacular 1500-Year-old Mosaic

4 Sivan 5773 – May 12, 2013
The most unexpected benefits from extending Israel’s north-south superhighway has been a wealth of archaeological discoveries, the latest being a spectacular mosaic from the 4th-6th centuries.

Graffiti at Yale Threatens Arson Attack on School’s Jewish Center

29 Iyyar 5773 – May 8, 2013
Graffiti scrawled in a bathroom in a Yale University science building threatened an arson attack on the Slifka Center for Jewish Life on the...

Anglos Lead Tel Aviv’s Return to Tradition

10 Sivan 5772 – May 30, 2012
For many Tel Avivians, this past Shavuot seemed different. More than just another day to hit the beaches, and maybe indulge in some cheesecake, Israel's "White City" was dotted with groups celebrating the religious and spiritual aspect of the seminal holiday.

Jewish Press Radio with Yishai Fleisher: From Shavuot to Asifa

For the first segment of this week's Jewish Press Radio show, hosts Yishai and Malkah Fleisher talk about Shavuot and Jerusalem and the role and future of the Internet in the Jewish world.

Yoram Ettinger: Shavuot Guide for the Perplexed

3 Sivan 5772 – May 24, 2012
Shavuot is the holiday of the Torah, which impacted the US Constitution in particular and the state of Western morality, liberty, and democracy in general. Shavuot is celebrated by decorating homes and houses of worship with Land of Israel-related fruit, vegetables, herb and flowers, demonstrating the indigenous connection between the Torah of Israel, the People of Israel, and the Land of Israel.

Chabad Sends Camouflaged Torahs, Cheesecakes, to Soldiers Overseas

The Aleph Institute, a Chabad-Lubavitch organization catering to the needs of Jewish soldiers and their families, is helping servicemen celebrate the upcoming holiday of Shavuot with 1,000 special military edition Torah books, according to a report on Chabad.org.

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