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Shavuoth

Line breaks: Sha|vu¦oth
Pronunciation: /ʃəˈvuːəs
 
, ʃɑːvʊˈɒt
 
/
(also Shavuot)

Definition of Shavuoth in English:

noun

A major Jewish festival held on the 6th (and usually the 7th) of Sivan, fifty days after the second day of Passover. It was originally a harvest festival, but now also commemorates the giving of the Law (the Torah). Also called Pentecost, Feast of Weeks.
Example sentences
  • Every holiday has a particular theme or themes - Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are times of introspection and moral judgment, Sukkot reflects nature and its bounty, Passover commemorates freedom, Shavuot sacralizes Torah.
  • On Shavuot, the Torah waits to be received by anyone who truly desires to receive it.
  • On the three big festivals - Passover, Shavuot and Succot - the people continue to stream to Jerusalem.

Origin

from Hebrew šāḇū‘ōṯ 'weeks', with reference to the weeks between Passover and Pentecost.

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