11 2024

Shavuot 5784

Shavuot (June 11-13)  is a significant Jewish holiday observed seven weeks (or 50 days) after Passover, typically in the Hebrew month of Sivan. It commemorates the giving of the Torah, the sacred Jewish law, at Mount Sinai. On this day, Jewish communities engage in various customs, including studying the Torah throughout the night, decorating homes with greenery, and consuming dairy foods like cheesecake and blintzes. The latter symbolizes the sweetness and richness of the Torah. Shavuot is a time of spiritual reflection, celebrating the relationship between the Jewish people and their divine guidance through the study of the Torah, reaffirming their commitment to its teachings.