Chag Shavuot Same’ach

חג שמח and Happy Shavuot to all my readers and to all of Am Yisrael.

Shavuot fruit basket

First Fruits - bikurim - for Shavuot

Shavuot is also known as the Festival of the First Fruits (Bikurim), the Festival of Giving of the Torah, and the Festival of Weeks (literally “Shavuot”) which mark the end of counting the 49 days of the Omer between Pesach and Shavuot.  The main outward customs of the festival are decorating homes and synagogues with flowers and greenery to remind us how Mt. Sinai burst into flower in honour of the Torah, and eating dairy foods to signify how Israel is the Land of Milk and Honey, amongst other reasons.

Here are some more resources for those who would like to know more: Judaism 101 and

For a slightly lighter look at Shavuot, here is Dry Bones:

Dry Bones

Dry Bones on Shavuot

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