Reading Megillat Ruth on Shavuot

Women may leyn Megillat Ruth. Since many congregations read Ruth from a printed book and not a parchment Megillah scroll it is easier to read than Megillat Esther and it is considerably shorter. We encourage you to organize or participate in a women’s Megillat Ruth leyning during Shavuot. 

Here are the list of congregations and partnership minyanim where Megillat Ruth will be leyned by a woman.


Learn how to leyn Megillat Ruth

Thanks to a very generous gift from the Koschitzky family in honor of Sarah Edery Delorde on the occasion of the Bat Mitzvah of her great granddaughter, Karen Aouizerat, this Shavuot JOFA is making it really easy for you to lead the Megillat Ruth reading in your community.


The new Megillat Ruth App lets you learn how to chant right from your web browser, smart phone or iPad. Now you can download the app, for your iPhone/iPad or Android device, and you’re on your way.


The Megillat Ruth app boasts the following features:


- The entire text of Megillat Ruth with translation
- On Demand Audio: With a simple click or touch of any verse, the corresponding Hebrew with proper trop is chanted by a woman, while the corresponding text is highlighted 
-Tikkun View: With a simple click or touch, you can choose whether you want to see the Hebrew as vowelized text or as it appears in the Megillah with crowns and without vowels

Rabbanit Bracha Jaffe has made a recording that is deliberate and precise in order to be a learning tool for anyone interested in chanting Ruth for the first time. 

Megillat Ruth Web Version

Megillat Ruth Chapter One - Bracha Jaffe
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Megillat Ruth Chapter Two - Bracha Jaffe
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Megillat Ruth Chapter Three - Bracha Jaffe
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Megillat Ruth Chapter Four - Bracha Jaffe
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Lucy Weiniger used Nusach Anglia after her Bat Mitzvah on Shavuot 5774, and the track was recorded at Jewish Care's KC Shasha Centre after Shavuot:

Shavuot Resources

Miriam's Lessons From Matan Torah by Sandra E. Rapoport and Shera Aranoff Tuchman