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Beyond Cheesecake: Foods of Shavuot

The land of milk and honey, the ladder to heaven, Mount Sinai, the seven heavens—these are some of the themes explored in Shavuot’s food history.


Susan Weingarten



The Substance of Kinship: How Ruth the Moabite Became a Daughter in Judah

Ruth’s consumption of barley and wheat gleaned from the field of Boaz was an integral step in her transformation from a “foreigner” who arrived from the fields of Moab to a “daughter” in Judah.


Cynthia Chapman



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