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Shavuot

Lit. "weeks." A one-day festival (two days outside Israel) held on the 6th day of the Hebrew month of Sivan (50 days, or 7 complete weeks, from the first day of Passover) to commemorate the Giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai; Pentecost; "Festival of the First Fruits"; "Festival of the Giving of the Torah"; Azeret (solemn assembly).

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Shavuot." (Viewed on October 18, 2017) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/glossary/shavuot>.

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