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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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Why is Shavuos just one day, instead of a full week? Of the three Regalim (Pesach, Shavuos, and Sukkos), Shavuos is the only one which isn’t seven days long. Furthermore, in regards to bringing the … Karban Chagigah, it is treated as a full week, in the sense that if someone didn’t bring it on Shavuos, he has another six days to bring it (Chagigah 17a). However, only the first day is actually Yom Tov; the remainder of the week has no extra sanctity. …
asked May 17 by DonielF
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פירות האילן R’ Yehudah said in the name of R’ Akiva, “...Why did the Torah say to bring two loaves on Shavuos? Because Shavuos is the time of the fruit of the tree. Hashem said: ‘Bring before Me … two loaves on Shavuos so that the fruit of the tree will be blessed for you.’” Rashi (DH Shtei HaLechem) explains the connection between the loaves and the judging of fruit: שתי הלחם - ירצו על …
asked May 20 by DonielF
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During Shemoneh Esrei and Kiddush of Shavuos, we describe the Yom Tov as "this day of the holiday of Shavuos, the time of giving our Torah" (יום חג השבועות הזה זמן מתן תורתינו). Before we had a … to have 30 days, Shavuos (which is fixed at 50 days after the first day of Pesach, rather than being on a specific day on the calendar, as per Vayikra 23:16-21) would fall out on the 5th of Sivan …
asked Jun 5 by DonielF
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specifically this point about Har Sinai which we recall on Shavuos? Why doesn’t anyone, for instance, blow the shofar in shul, since there was a shofar at Har Sinai? …
asked Jun 2 by DonielF