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Israel Story's Modern-Day Ruth Stories, Just in Time for Shavuot

One year ago   |   By Tablet Magazine

Shavuot is the secret gem of the Jewish calendar: a festival that's all about strong women, wheat harvests, creamy cheesecakes, and receiving the Torah. At the center of this wondrous celebration is an unlikely heroine, the Bible's quintessential convert to Judaism-Ruth the Moabite. Following the death of her Israelite husband, Mahlon, Ruth refused to part ways with her mother-in-law, Naomi. “Don't urge me to leave you or to turn back from you,” she famously told her. “Where you go, I will go, and where you stay, I will stay. Your people will be my people, and your God, my God. Where you...
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