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Harvest holiday/Ten Commandments Shavuot starts at sundown
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: June 04, 2022 11:30AM
Shavuot 2022 will begin in the evening of
Saturday June 4
and ends in the evening of
Monday June 6

The greeting- Chag Sameach (happy holiday)
how to say Chag Sameach Youtube=> []

The holiday celebrates the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai as well as the wheat harvest for the summer. In biblical times, Shavuot was one of three pilgrimage festivals in which all the Jewish men would go to Jerusalem and bring their first fruits as offerings to God.

Celebration of Shavuot occurs on the 50th day, or seven weeks, after the sheaf offering of the barley harvest celebrated during Passover.

----BUT IT'S ALSO-----
Some people stay up all night, or very late, studying Torah. This custom evolved from a story that says that when the Israelites were at Sinai, they overslept and had to be awakened by Moses. So, to make amends and prove that we won’t fall asleep while waiting, like our ancestors did, many modern Jews stay up all night, or go late into the evening, to study and celebrate receiving the Torah. These events, known as Tikkun Leil Shavuot, which literally means “Rectification for Shavuot Night,” are understood as the custom of studying with a community to once again experience standing at Mount Sinai, where the Jewish people received the Torah. The Tikkun Leil Shavuot was developed by 16th-century mystics in Safed.

Customarily, the Book of Ruth, part of the section of the Bible known as Writings, is read during services on Shavuot. Ruth is often considered to be the archetype of all who choose to convert to Judaism – accepting the Torah, just as Jews accepted the Torah at Mount Sinai – and this passage is generally understood as her conversion statement.

Now, of course, there have been many ways of seeing the Biblical events.





Dairy foods (and lots of fresh fruit)



more cheesecakes

sweet noodle kugel
Noodle kugel
PLUS=> Some Sephardic Jews make a seven-layered bread called siete cielos (seven heavens), which is supposed to represent Mt. Sinai.

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Re: Harvest holiday/Ten Commandments Shavuot starts at sundown
Posted by: davemchine
Date: June 04, 2022 04:00PM
We did a weekly study of a Ruth and it was very interesting. So much more there than I would have thought. It lead to reading about Shavuot which we enjoyed quite a bit.

Ukulele music I couldn't find anywhere else.
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