Shavuoth


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Sha•vu•oth

or Sha•vu•ot

(ʃəˈvu oʊs, ʃɑ vuˈɔt)

n.
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.Shavuoth - (Judaism) Jewish holy day celebrated on the sixth of Sivan to celebrate Moses receiving the Ten CommandmentsShavuoth - (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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This week Jews celebrate Shavuoth, the festival of first fruits and the giving of the Torah.
Pentecost, according to the history written by Luke in the book of Acts, coincided with the Jewish festival of Shavuoth.
The High Holy Days were dropped as superfluous in view of the paschal mysteries of Holy Week, but the liturgical link between Pesach and Shavuoth (Pentecost) remains to this day.