Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about the Jewish
Holiday of Shavuot
May 15 : 3 days to Shavuot begins
Did you know that the holiday of Shavuot commemorates the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses on Mount Sinai?
This is the seminal event in the formation of the Jewish people.
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. We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Shavuot* (sundown 05/18).
*Shavuot is pronounced sha-voo-OT.