5.24.2012

Shavuot

It's that time of year again: Shavuot, when we celebrate the day that we received the Torah on Mount Sinai. Taking place on the 6th of the month of Sivan, Shavuot is celebrated at the conclusion 
of the Omer, 50 days after the first day of Passover. Thus why it makes perfect sense 
that Shavuot means "weeks'! Weeks of reflection, weeks of thought, and weeks 
of anticipation for one of the most important days in the Jewish religion.

Many of us celebrate Shavuot with traditional 
customs, such as staying up all night to study the Torah or 
eating a dairy meal. While there aren't many specific commandments 
of what we must do on Shavuot, we are told to abstain from working, so we wish 
you a Chag Sameach! And seeing how the holiday falls this year, we wish you a Happy Memorial Day, too!



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