Celebrating Shavuot

Posted on 6/5/2014 by Israel Today

"Also on the day of the first fruits, when you present a new grain offering to the Lord in your Feast of Weeks, you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work." (Numbers 28:26) The Jewish holiday of Shavuot was celebrated yesterday. According to Jewish tradition Shavuot is the day the Children of Israel received the Torah at Mt. Sinai. According to the Talmud God gave the Ten Commandments to the Jews on the sixth night of the Hebrew month of Sivan. Shavuot always falls 50 days after the second night of Passover.

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