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Upon Further Review: Shavuot

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 08.03.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

On the holiday of Shavuot, we read the story of Ruth, which teaches us that hindsight gives us the clarity to interpret prior events and intentions -- for better or worse.

A Rainbow Christ Wedding Prayer: Celebrating the Sacrament of Same-Gender Loving

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 06.24.2014 | Gay Voices
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

Rainbow Christ, You embody all the colors of the world that You created. Rainbows bridge Your different realms: East and west, heaven and earth, queer and non-queer. So inspire us to celebrate each color of Your rainbow together.

Shavuot: A Call For An Agrarian Torah

Shoshana Friedman | Posted 07.15.2013 | Religion
Shoshana Friedman

Health, well-being and, ultimately, collective redemption will come from home, family and land being part of a sacred system where each feeds the others. This is the heart of an agrarian Torah.

Our Current Global Food Crisis and How We Can Feed 17 Million More People

Ruth Messinger | Posted 07.25.2012 | Religion
Ruth Messinger

This year during Shavuot, the Jewish holiday which marks the end of the harvest, I am reminded of my commitment to alleviate hunger.

On Shavuot, A Recommitting To Converts

Chaviva Gordon-Bennett | Posted 07.25.2012 | Religion
Chaviva Gordon-Bennett

Infamous for circling the wagons, the Jewish people forgets its deep roots in conversion. Shavuot is a chance to reconsider our commitment to the image of the Jewish people and the image we portray when it comes to the convert in our midst.

Shavuot And Ruth: Beyond the Letter of the Law

Rabbi Laura Geller | Posted 07.25.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Laura Geller

Saturday night is the anniversary of the giving of Torah at Mt. Sinai. Strange, isn't it, that on the holy day we celebrate the Giving of the Law, we traditionally study the Book of Ruth, the most transgressive of the Bible, a book that explicitly defies a Divine command.

Meatless Monday: Some Kind of Miracle

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

There's no going back in time to an all-agrarian world. But returning to growing more sustainable food, like barley, wouldn't hurt.

Ruth, Judith And The Power Of Women In The Work Of God

Sister Joan Chittister, OSB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sister Joan Chittister, OSB

The books of Ruth and Judith are signs to women of the ministry, for which they must take clear and conscious responsibility, knowing, indeed, that God is with them, in them, calling them on, as witnesses, ministers and leaders.

Shavuot: Like Honey and Milk Under Your Tongue

Angela Himsel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Angela Himsel

Unlike the other holidays, you wouldn't notice much external, physical evidence of Shavuot's presence in the stores or on the streets of New York City, unless you looked closely.