Thursday November 23, 2017

Shavuot


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Jews in prayer at Wailing Wall

The next upcomming Shavuot is celebrated/ observed on Sunday May 20th, 2018. Shavuot in Israel with the Hebrew calendar falls on Sivan 6-7 each year, but have a different date each year on the Gregorian calendar. The day marks the wheat harvest in Israel and commemorates the day God gave the Torah to Israel on Mount Sinai.

Celebration\ Observance

People will celebrate the day by attending special prayer service all night Torah studying as well as having traditional meals with the consumption of milk and cheese and the requirement of time off from work. Some will decorate their homes and synagogues with greenery.

History

This day celebrates the reveling to the Israelites at Mount Sinai by God to Moses and the Israelites the Five Books of the Torah. The day also marks the wheat harvest in Israel.


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