Shavuot

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From Hebrew שבועות (shavu'ót).

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Shavuot

  1. A Jewish holiday, originally a harvest festival but also commemorating the anniversary of the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses and the Israelites at Mount Sinai.
    • 1971, United States Congress: Senate: Foreign Relations, Public Financing of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty:
      Major Jewish holidays such as Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Simchat Torah, Succoth, Chanukah, Passover and Shavuot have been celebrated with Hebrew prayers and songs.
    • 1975, Israel Zinberg, Old Yiddish Literature from Its Origins to the Haskalah Period:
      On the first day of Shavuot the Ten Commandments were explained to the people homiletically in the vernacular.

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Shavuot m

  1. Pentecost (Jewish festival)