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 (shə-vo͞o′ōt′, -əs, shä′vo͞o-ôt′)
Variant of Shavuot.
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(ʃəˈvuːəs; -əʊs; Hebrew ʃavuːˈɔt)
(Judaism) a variant spelling of Shavuot
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or Sha•vu•ot

(ʃəˈvu oʊs, ʃɑ vuˈɔt)

a Jewish festival, celebrated on the sixth or sixth and seventh days of Sivan, that commemorates God's giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses.
Also called Feast of Weeks, Pentecost.
[1890–95; < Hebrew Shābhū‘ōth literally, weeks]
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Noun1.Shabuoth - (Judaism) Jewish holy day celebrated on the sixth of Sivan to celebrate Moses receiving the Ten CommandmentsShabuoth - (Judaism) Jewish holy day celebrated on the sixth of Sivan to celebrate Moses receiving the Ten Commandments
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
Jewish holy day - a religious holiday for Jews
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Though not without a hint of self-aggrandizement, Isaac Mayer Wise could realistically remark in 1875 that "the reform movement in this country, making of the Shabuoth confirmation day, reinstated it again, and made of it a holiday in the strictest sense of the term." (9) Indeed, there is perhaps no better indication of the popularity of this ritual borrowing across synagogues of different ideological dimensions than the virulence with which opponents critiqued it.
"The Shabuoth festival is the most beautiful of all festivals," remarked an editorial in The American Israelite in 1883.
"The Shabuoth Feast is, after all, the most beautiful of our sacred days, and here, in the very land of flowers, the day received a full and splendid tribute of due homage," wrote a reporter of the confirmation service in Nashville, Tennessee in 1882.