Archive for May 28th, 2009

(May 28) Tonight we're observing . . .  Shavuot

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

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Shavuot (Jewish – begins at sundown)
A Jewish holiday commemorating the anniversary of the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses and the Israelites at Mount Sinai.

Also known as the Feast of the Weeks, which celebrates the harvest season in Israel. Shavuot, which means “weeks”, refers to the timing of the festival which is held exactly 7 weeks after Passover.

For more information visit our Shavuot celebration – Shavuot on the Net

Did You Know? Countdown to Shavuot 2009 (05/28)

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about the Jewish
Holiday of Shavuot

May 28 : Shavuot begins @ sundown*

Did you know that on Shavuot, many Jewish people stay up all night studying Torah?

This all-night vigil is linked to the morning on which the Jewish people received the Torah, when legend teachers that the Israelites overslept. In order to ensure that such a slight never happens again, Jews traditionally stay up all night on the evening of Shavuot, studying the tractates handed down to Moses the following morning.

*Shavuot begins tonight at sundown

Shavuot is the Jewish holiday celebrating the harvest season in Israel. Shavuot also commemorates the anniversary of the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses and the Israelites at Mount Sinai.

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Did You Know? Countdown to June 2009 (05/28)

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About the Month of June

May 28 : 04 days till June

Did you know that those of you with birthdays during June share your special month with:

Hollywood starlet Marilyn Monroe (June 1st), actress, philanthropist and supermom Angelina Jolie (June 4th), comedian Jackie Mason (June 9th), business mogul Donald Trump (June 14th), Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas (June 23rd), and Spiderman star Tobey Maguire (June 27th), among other famous June babies?

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the month of June! So stop by again tomorrow.

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(May 28) Today we're celebrating . . .  Slugs Return from Capistrano Day

Thursday, May 28th, 2009


Slugs Return from Capistrano Day
Did you know that slugs are believed to migrate for the winter to Capistrano?

Today marks their unfortunate return to your backyards and patios – so be sure not to walk around barefoot at night or you might trod on one of these slimy creatures.

 

 

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