Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Shavuot - שבועות

Rabbi holding the Torah at the Kotel
by Josh Evnin, Chicago, IL

When יְהֹוָה gave the Torah to Israel at Mount Sinai - שבועות

One of the 3 Jewish pilgrimage festivals, and marks the conclusion of the Omer Count, which started at Pesach, 2nd Day. The Jews were freed from Egyptian slavery after having been excluded from the death of the first born in Egypt. Seven weeks later they were given the Torah at Mount Sinai and became a nation of ֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה.

The Holy Day is celebrated by an all-night Torah reading session.

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