The Feast of Weeks

Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks, is celebrated seven weeks after Passover, commemorating the first fruits of the harvest and associated with the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai! It's taken from Leviticus 23 and Numbers 28, where two wheat loaves were offered In the tabernacle, representing the “choicest fruits”—an offering of thanks to God for Israel’s bounty—a festival of first fruits! On the morning of the first day of Shavuot, many gather in the synagogue to read Exodus 19 and 20, which describes the giving of the Law at Mount Sinai. All stand when the Ten Commandments are read—commemorating this important day in the Jewish tradition.

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