The festival of Shavuot (or Shavuos, in Ashkenazi usage; Shabhuʿoth in Classical and Mizrahi Hebrew Hebrew: שבועות, lit. "Weeks") is a Jewish holiday that occurs on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Sivan (late May or early June). Shavuot commemorates the anniversary of the day God gave the Torah to the entire Israelite nation assembled at Mount Sinai, although the association between the giving of the Torah (Matan Torah) and Shavuot is not explicit in the Biblical text. The holiday is one of the Shalosh Regalim, the three Biblical pilgrimage festivals. It marks the conclusion of the Counting of the Omer.

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List of Dates

Shavuot begins in the Diaspora on:

Recommended Books

Every Person's Guide to Shavuot
Every Person's Guide to Shavuot
by Ronald H. Isaacs
How To Celebrate Shavuot At Home
How To Celebrate Shavuot At Home
by Abraham J. Karp
Sammy Spider's First Shavuot
Sammy Spider's First Shavuot
by Sylvia A. Rouss

Shavuot - שבועות

Shavuot I - שבועות יום א׳

Torah Portion: Exodus 19:1 - 20:23 & Numbers 28:26 - 28:31

1: Exodus 19:1-6 (6 p'sukim)
2: Exodus 19:7-13 (7 p'sukim)
3: Exodus 19:14-19 (6 p'sukim)
4: Exodus 19:20-20:14 (20 p'sukim)
5: Exodus 20:15-23 (9 p'sukim)
maf: Numbers 28:26-31 (6 p'sukim)

Haftarah: Ezekiel 1:1-28; 3:12

Shavuot II - שבועות יום ב׳

Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 15:19 - 16:17 & Numbers 28:26 - 28:31

1: Deuteronomy 15:19-23 (5 p'sukim)
2: Deuteronomy 16:1-3 (3 p'sukim)
3: Deuteronomy 16:4-8 (5 p'sukim)
4: Deuteronomy 16:9-12 (4 p'sukim)
5: Deuteronomy 16:13-17 (5 p'sukim)
maf: Numbers 28:26-31 (6 p'sukim)

Haftarah: Habakkuk 3:1-19

Shavuot II (on Shabbat) - שבועות יום ב׳ (בשבת)

Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 14:22 - 16:17 & Numbers 28:26 - 28:31

1: Deuteronomy 14:22-29 (8 p'sukim)
2: Deuteronomy 15:1-18 (18 p'sukim)
3: Deuteronomy 15:19-23 (5 p'sukim)
4: Deuteronomy 16:1-3 (3 p'sukim)
5: Deuteronomy 16:4-8 (5 p'sukim)
6: Deuteronomy 16:9-12 (4 p'sukim)
7: Deuteronomy 16:13-17 (5 p'sukim)
maf: Numbers 28:26-31 (6 p'sukim)

Haftarah: Habakkuk 3:1-19

References

The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
"Shavuot" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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