Monday, April 21, 2014 Nisan 21, 5774
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Deborah Rosenbloom, JTA
Writer Deborah Rosenbloom always thought of Ruth, the heroine of Shavuot, as a woman who made good choices, was strong and fulfilled. But lately she's been rethinking this and focusing on the strange dynamics of what appears to be an unhealthy, possibly abusive, relationship between Ruth and Naomi, her mother-in-law.
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Rabbi Rayzel Raphael
The Book of Ruth is read at this time of year on the holiday of Shavuot, which highlights the themes of harvest and relationships, as does Ruth's story.
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From dedicating a 160-year-old Torah scroll written in Iraq to visiting the region of the Czech Republic where their Torahs came from, local congregants celebrate their holy texts as Shavuot nears.
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With enough work, imagination and PR, could rabbis somehow broaden the appeal of Sha­vuot?
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By:
Linda Morel, JE Feature
While at other Jewish holidays, meat is considered festive fare, at Shavuot, dairy dishes abound.
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