Shavuot

  • Shavuot Begins with Anxiety About Jordanian Build-up

    Israeli housewives cleared grocery shelves of cheese for the traditional “blintzes” on Shavuot eve while the nation’s leaders, casting an uneasy eye on the massing of Jordanian troops and armor near Israel’s eastern border, warned today that while Israel was ready to make peace it was strong enough to defeat any attack. Shavuot, the Feast… More ▸

  • Final Exams Scheduled for Shavuot Rescheduled

    The Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York–the only senior college in the city that had final examinations scheduled for Shavuot (May 19)–has agreed to move them to May 30 following “wide-spread protests” by individual students, the campus Hillel organizations, the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith and other groups. A meeting… More ▸

  • Lindsay Sends Greeting to Jewish People Wishing Them Joyous, Meaningful Shavuoth

    Mayor John V. Lindsay has issued a Shavuoth statement to “my fellow New Yorkers of the Jewish faith,” calling the occasion “a joyous and meaningful holiday.” He said Jewish “ethical precepts” represent the highest aspirations of man.” In another Shavuoth statement. Rabbi Joseph Karasick, president of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, said… More ▸

  • Quebec Department of Education Will Try to Re-schedule Exams Set for Shavuot

    The Quebec Department of Education has promised that it will try work out arrangements whereby observant Jewish children will not be required to take their high school final examinations on June 10-11, a date that conflicts with the holiday of Shavuot. The matter was brought to the attention of the board by the Joint Community… More ▸

  • Security Forces Arrest 29 Guerrillas, Break 2 Gangs, During Shavuot Holiday

    While Israelis were happily celebrating Shavuot, Israeli security forces were kept busy on the occupied West Bank and in Israel. Twenty-nine Arab guerrillas were captured in the Samaria (northern) district as two sabotage gangs were broken, a military spokesman said. They disclosed the names of sympathizers who were arrested. The first group of about 10… More ▸

  • Thousands Make Traditional Pilgrimage to Jerusalem to Observe Shavuot

    Thousands of persons made the traditional pilgrimage to Jerusalem over the Shavuot holiday, many to practice the tradition of studying the Torah throughout the night. The streets were also filled with tourists and curiosity-seekers. Torah Scholls were provided in great number at the Western Wall for those who visited there for prayer. Shavuot, which is… More ▸

  • Thousands of Jews Celebrate Shavuot at Wailing Wall; First Time in 19 Years

    Thousands of Israeli Jews poured into old Jerusalem today to celebrate Shavuot at the Wailing Wall, the holiest of Judaism’s shrines, for the first time in 19 years. The observance of the holiday at the wall, partly a relic of Solomon’s Temple, also marked the first time in centuries that Jews were able to worship… More ▸

  • President of J. N. F. of America Deplores Lack of Unity in U.S. Jewry

    The lack of unity on the part of American Jewry in the face of renewed threats against Israel’s security was deplored here last night by Max Bressler, president of the Jewish National Fund of America. He spoke before a gathering of 1, 500 persons attending the JNF’s annual Shevuoth celebration. “Even the threat of Israel’s… More ▸

  • N.j. Legislature Defeats Slaughter Bill Threatening Kashruth

    The Assembly of the New Jersey Legislature has defeated a so-called “humane slaughter” bill which, if enacted, would have affected shechitah in the State of New Jersey and might have affected the supply of Kosher meats to New York City, whose markets are almost entirely dependent on the output of slaughter houses in this state…. More ▸