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also Sha·bu·oth  (shə-vo͞o′ōt′, -əs, shä′vo͞o-ôt′)
n. Judaism
A feast held on the sixth and seventh days of Sivan in commemoration of the revelation of the Law on Mount Sinai and the celebration of the wheat festival in ancient times. Also called Pentecost.

[Hebrew šābû'ôt, pl. of šābû'a, week, from šeba', seven; see šbʕ in Semitic roots.]
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(ʃəˈvuːəs; -əʊs; Hebrew ʃavuːˈɔt) or


(Judaism) the Hebrew name for Pentecost2
[from Hebrew shābhū'ōth, plural of shābhūā' week]
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Noun1.Shavuot - (Judaism) Jewish holy day celebrated on the sixth of Sivan to celebrate Moses receiving the Ten CommandmentsShavuot - (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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An Israeli organization called Temple Mount Organizations published invitations on their Facebook page encouraging Israelis to enter the Al-Aqsa compound for the religious holiday of Shavuot.
For example, they developed nocturnal rituals, such as a special Shavuot nighttime study session, which has since become institutionalized in the tikkun leil Shavuot.
Fatah's meeting with Gaza, which was originally scheduled for Sunday, was delayed a day after the delegation was held at the Erez border crossing, closed due to the Jewish festival of Shavuot.
Temple Beth Israel - A Tikkun Leil Shavuot study session with rabbis and community members will be held at 9:30 p.m.
Nevada (US), May 24 (ANI): Hindus have sent early greetings to Jewish communities world over on Shavuot, which falls on June 7-9 this year.
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We delved into the history of our liturgical feasts--Passover and Easter, Shavuot and Pentecost, Hanukkah and Christmas--and the meaning of each for our communities and for ourselves.
For Shavuot, which falls next week, it is cheesecake and other dairy food.
On Shavuot eve, the entire area would ordinarily be bustling.
The week after Shavuot we read the section of the Bible which contains the 'Priestly Blessing', well known to Jews and Christians, which ends: 'May the Eternal One reach out to you in tenderness and give you peace.' Nothing could be more appropriate just after we celebrate the giving of the Torah.
This idea is well-expressed in Sylvia Rothchild's autobiographical account of the holiday Shavuot, which she refers to in the Yiddish, Shveeis: "On Shveeis, the three small rooms our family of five called home became a magical place, a stage, a bower redolent with the smell of fresh green leaves, roses and peonies.
The main ones are Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Passover and Shavuot are see as the most important - and are the festivals that forbid Jewish people to work.