Shavout (June 8-10, 2019)

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Shavout (June 8-10, 2019)

Post by Raeja on Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:40 am

dates vary from year to year

Shavuot, the Festival Weeks, is the second of the three major Biblical pilgrimage festivals ,the other two being Passover and Sukkot. Shavuot has both agricultural and historical significance. Originally an agricultural festival in the month of Sivan, Shavuot was celebrated by pilgrimages to the Temple in Jerusalem, where Jews offered the first fruits of their harvest. Historically, it commemorates the anniversary of the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses and the Israelites at Mount Sinai. The name "Shavuot" stems from the counting of the Omer, the seven weeks between Passover and Shavuot. Shavuot is similar to the other two major festivals, Passover and Sukkot, in that it has Shabbat-like restrictions against work, but is different in that it's only two days long, one in Israel

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