Shavuot begins after sunset on May 19.
This week we're happy to highlight videos about Shavuot, several that you can find on Jvillage Network's Shavuot Holiday Guide.
Learn all about the holiday from BimBam.
Watch how wheat is harvested.
Is that cheese really Ben Stiller?
Chag Sameach/Happy Holiday and enjoy!
Jewcy Interviews: Most Likely to Murder
A conversation with the Jewish directors of the upcoming heavily Jewish murder-mystery comedy.
Though it’s nowhere near Thanksgiving, now is as good a time as any for the release of an entertaining comedy about coming home for the holidays that may be especially enjoyable for Jewish audiences.
In Most Likely to Murder, which debuted at South by Southwest last month, Billy (Adam Pally) returns home to Long Island when his parents tell him they’re moving. He tries to rekindle a romance with his high school girlfriend, Kara (Rachel Bloom), only to learn that she is dating Lowell (Vincent Kartheiser), the neighbor he used to torment.
Watch Katrina Lenk Kill It As Tevye
The star of ‘The Band’s Visit’ accompanies herself on violin for “If I Were a Rich Man.”
Ugh, what can’t Katrina Lenk do?
Over the last year, Lenk has appeared on Broadway in Indecent, had a small role on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and currently stars in The Band’s Visit (she’s definitely a contender for a Tony nomination). That’s a lot of Jewish art for someone who isn’t actually Jewish, but Lenk wasn’t content to stop there. At MCC’s annual Miscast Gala (actors perform gender-swapped numbers), she took on that granddaddy of all Jewish American culture— Fiddler on the Roof.
Israeli museum's Jewish humor exhibit so funny you could plotz
"Let There Be Laughter" exhibit at the Beit Hatfutsot Museum of the Jewish People explores Jewish humor throughout history and across the world • Marx Brothers, Jerry Seinfeld, Woody Allen, Wise Men of Chelm among figures presented at Tel Aviv exhibit.
Who's Afraid of the Museum of the Bible?
Critics accuse it of threatening the separation of church and state; in truth, Washington’s new museum makes an invaluable contribution to American (and Jewish) cultural literacy.
The loud noise that you can hear from the National Mall in Washington is the sound of brickbats pelting the glass roof of the city’s new Museum of the Bible (MOTB). The museum houses an enormous display of the history and archaeology of the Bible. Its collections are spectacular. Entrance is free. Christian philanthropists paid for it. Evidently, it is for some or all of these reasons that so many of the nation’s critics are outraged.