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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Yom Shlishi, 2 Adar 5777

Shavuot (Weeks): This holiday, which comes seven weeks after the beginning of Passover. Additionally, when the Temple stood in Jerusalem, the first fruits of the season were also offered at this time. Shavout is also celebrated as the anniversary of our receiving the Ten Commandments, also known as Z’man Matan Torateinu, “The Season of the Giving of our Torah.”

*Shavuot - Its history and meaning

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Shavuot is a Hebrew word meaning 'weeks' and refers to the Jewish festival marking the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. Shavuot, like so many other Jewish holidays began as an ancient agricultural festival, marking the end of the spring barley harvest and…