Reading Material to print for Shavuos (or to read now)

Eruv Tavshilin

By Rabbi Yonason Sacks

Shavuos Night

Sleepless on Shavuot

By Rabbi Dr Moshe Sokolow 

Tracing the History of Shavuos Night Learning

By Eliezer Brodt


By Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin

The Nightly Cry, the Song of Torah

By Yaakov S. Weinstein 

Matan Torah

You Can Be a Kohein and a King

By Rabbi Zvi Sobolofsky 

Not Just Another Joe 

By Rabbi Yissocher Frand

Shavuot and the Golden Calf

By Harav Aharon Lichtenstein 

Shavuot: Nexus between Man and God 

By Rabbi Ahron Lopiansky

The Four Stages of Ma'amad Har Sinai

By Rabbi Menachem Leibtag

The Transmission of Torah MiSinai

By Mrs. Rivka Kahan

Honor Your Parents: The Fulcrum of the Ten Commandments 

By Rabbi Michael Rosensweig

On Mikva and Matan Torah: Observations from Witnessing the Conversion Process 

By Mrs. Shoshana Schechter

Matan Torah: What Was Revealed to Moshe at Sinai?

By Rabbi Aryeh Leibowitz

Shavuos and the Harvest

The Meaning of Shavuot and its Unique Offering 

By Rav Yoel Bin­Nun 

Harvest Festival or Matan Torah? Shavuos As Our Anniversary

By Rabbi Yehoshua Pfeffer 

The Sacrifices of Shavuot: Shtei ha-Lechem and Kevasim

By Rav Moshe Taragin 

A Double Celebration 

By Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Tefillos of Shavuos

All the Right Notes: The Two Trops for the Ten Commandments

By Dov Gertler

The Marriage of Israel and the Holy One, Blessed Be He

By Rav Mosheh Lichtenstein

The Custom of Azharot on Shavous

By R Eliezer Brodt 

Akdamut: History, Folklore, and Meaning 

By Jeffrey Hoffman

Yatziv Pitgam, One of Our Last Aramaic Piyyutim

By Dr. Lawrence H. Schiffman 


Redemption in Megillat Ruth

By Rabbi Yaakov Medan

The Days of the Judging of the Judges 

By Dr. Yael Ziegler 

From the Goren to Home Again

By Shani Taragin 

Minhagim of Shavuos

Flowers and Trees in Shul on Shavuot

By Rabbi Ezra Schwartz 

Blessed Are the Cheesemakers: In Search of Ancient Roots of Dairy on Shavuot

By Rabbi Dr. Aton Holzer 

Crossing the Line: Shavuos and the International Dateline

History and Shavuos

The Shavuos Get

By Rabbi Gil Student

On the Ger Tzedek of Vilnius 

By Yosef Vilner 

On the "bikkurim" festivities in the early Zionist period

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom

What’s the Truth about … King David’s Tomb?

By Rabbi Dr. Zivitofsky