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The holiday of Shavuos takes place on the sixth of Sivan. It commemorates the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai.

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I've heard various versions of the larger-than-life tale you're referencing (including one in which the antagonist dies simultaneously of stoning, burning, decapitation, and strangulation). Gershon re …
answered May 27 '11 by Shalom
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Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner is publishing an article on this soon. Wait a few days for it to appear on yutorah, and you'll get his answer.
answered May 12 '10 by Shalom
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See this article (Hebrew pdf) arguing for the "need not wait" position. The Rishonim and Shulchan Aruch never said to wait; when Shulchan Aruch describes the order of prayers for Shavuos, it doesn't …
answered Jun 3 '11 by Shalom
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http://archive.org/details/Yetziv_Pisgam Is that the one you've heard?
answered May 25 '12 by Shalom
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And another one (Rama OC 494): the special sacrifice on Shavuot were two loaves of bread. By eating two meals, one meat one dairy, you're forced to have two separate loaves of bread (total) for them. …
answered May 27 '11 by Shalom