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Additional Names for Shavuot

Additional Names for Shavuot

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Shavuot is also the celebration of the wheat harvest and the ripening of the first fruits, which is the reason for the other two biblical names for this holiday: 1) "Yom Habikurim" or the "Day of the First Fruits." 2) "Chag HaKatzir," the "Harvest Festival."

In the Talmud, Shavuot is also called "Atzeret," which means "The Stoppage," a reference to the prohibition against work on this holiday.

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jessie lininy June 25, 2016

what is the meaning of shavout Reply

Anonymous America May 29, 2017
in response to jessie lininy:

To be thankful of the Torah Reply

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