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Shavuot

Shavuot is the festival which celebrates when God gave the Ten Commandments to Moses at Mount Sinai. Shavuot is Hebrew for "weeks," and this holiday symbolizes the seven weeks during which the Israelites traveled through the desert after their Exodus from Egypt. This holiday marks the fourth and final time during the Jewish calendar when we say Yizkor prayers.

Resources

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From Tikkun Leil Shavuot (staying up all night to study Torah) to eating diary, there are many rich traditions associated with Shavuot. Use these resources to help deepen your engagement with the holiday.

Jewish Food Experience: Shavuot Articles
From cheesecake recipes to strategies for celebrating a dairy-free Shavuot, the Jewish Food Experience has a wide selection of articles on how to find meaning in the food that we eat during this holiday.

Recipes
Looking for some delicious diary options to help you and your family observe the holiday? ReformJudaism.org has a wide selection of Shavuot recipes.

Shalom Sesame
Help your child discover the rituals and customs of Shavuot with this episode and discussion guide from Shalom Sesame!

Shavuot: The Basics
This colorful booklet from InterfaithFamily explains the historical and agricultural sides of Shavuot and how to bring this holiday meaningfully into your home and family.

Tikkun Leil Shavuot Videos and Study Guides
One of Shavuot's customs is Tikkun Leil Shavuot, an evening-long study session held the night of the holiday. Incorporate text study into your celebration of Shavuot with these guides from ReformJudaism.org.

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