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    • Chag Hashavuot
    • Feast of the First Fruits
    • Feast of Weeks
    • Festival of Reaping
    • Festival of the Giving of the Torah
    • First Fruits, Feast of the
    • Giving of the Torah, Festival of the
    • Ḥag ha-bikurim
    • Ḥag Matan Toratenu
    • Hashavout, Chag
    • Jewish Pentecost
    • Pentecost Festival, Jewish
    • Reaping, Festival of
    • Shabuot
    • Shabuoth
    • Shavuos
    • Shavuoth
    • Shavuʻoth (Feast of Weeks)
    • Shevuos
    • Shevuoth
    • Weeks, Festival of
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    • Shavuʻoth (Feast of Weeks)
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    • found: Shovuoth Feast of Weeks, 19--?
    • found: Shovuoth : Feast of Weeks, 1928.
    • found: Wikipedia, Dec. 15, 2014(Shavuot (or Shovuos, in Ashkenazi usage; Shavuʿoth in Sephardi and Mizrahi Hebrew (Hebrew lit. "Weeks"), known as the Feast of Weeks in English and as Pentecost in Ancient Greek, is a Jewish holiday that occurs on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Sivan (late May or early June). Shavuot commemorates the anniversary of the day God gave the Torah to the entire nation of Israel assembled at Mount Sinai; Shavuot is one of the lesser-known Jewish holidays among secular Jews in the Jewish diaspora, while those in Israel are more aware of it; One of the Three Pilgrim Festivals)
    • found: Judaism 101 website, Dec. 15, 2014(Shavu'ot. Shavu'ot, the Festival of Weeks, is the second of the three major festivals with both historical and agricultural significance (the other two are Passover and Sukkot). Agriculturally, it commemorates the time when the first fruits were harvested and brought to the Temple, and is known as Hag ha-Bikkurim (the Festival of the First Fruits). Historically, it celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, and is also known as Hag Matan Torateinu (the Festival of the Giving of Our Torah))
    • found: Shavuot 101, via MyJewishLearning website, Dec. 15, 2014(Shavuot, the "Feast of Weeks," is celebrated seven weeks after Pesach (Passover). Shavuot is also referred to sometimes as Pentecost. Although its origins are to be found in an ancient grain harvest festival, Shavuot has been identified since biblical times with the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. Shavuot combines two major religious observances. First is the grain harvest of the early summer. Second is the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai seven weeks after the exodus from Egypt. The first determines the ritual for the holiday, which was one of the three pilgrimage festivals of ancient Israel, when Israelite males were commanded to appear before God in Jerusalem, bringing offerings of the first fruits of their harvest. The second determines the significance of the holiday for Judaism, tying it in with the seminal event of Jewish religious memory, namely the entering into a covenant between God and Israel, exemplified by Israel's assumption of Divine law)
    • found: Shavuot, via, Dec. 15, 2014(Shavuot is the Hebrew word for "weeks" and refers to the Jewish festival marking the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, which occurs seven weeks after Passover. Shavuot, like many other Jewish holidays, began as an ancient agricultural festival that marked the end of the spring barley harvest and the beginning of the summer wheat harvest. In ancient times, Shavuot was a pilgrimage festival during which Israelites brought crop offerings to the Temple in Jerusalem. Today, it is a celebration of Torah, education, and actively choosing to participate in Jewish life.) History (Shavuot, known as the Festival of the Giving of the Torah, is reflected in the Bible, which recounts how, after the Exodus from Egypt, the Children of Israel proceeded to Mount Sinai in the desert. Moses ascended the mountain to meet God, who gave him the Ten Commandments, which were written on two tablets to be delivered to the Children of Israel. Shavuot is known by several names: Chag Hashavuot (the Festival of Weeks), Chag Habikkurim (the Feast of the First Fruits), and Chag Hakatzir (the Festival of Reaping). Ashkenazi Jews may pronounce and write the name of the holiday as Shavuos)
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    • 1986-02-11: new
    • 2015-03-05: revised
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