Archive for May 18th, 2010

Holiday Invite: Shavuot on the Net

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

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Chag Sameach (Happy Holiday)!

Holidays on the Net invites you to join us for our celebration of the Jewish festival of Shavuot.

Shavuot is celebrated exactly seven weeks after the second day of Passover, which explains the name of the holiday — it literally means “weeks”. Commemorating the ancient harvest of the first fruits, Shavuot also has important religious significance for the Jewish people: The holidays marks the anniversary of G-d giving the Israelites the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai.

Join us at Shavuot on the Net to learn more about the unique religious customs and legends of Shavuot, including the tradition of eating dairy foods. Share the spirit of this early summertime holiday with your children, by making together Shavuot-themed crafts or cooking up a Shavuot feast in your kitchen.

This year, Shavuot will be celebrated @ sundown on Tuesday, May 18th.

We look forward to seeing you this Shavuot.

Happy Holidays,
Holidays on the Net

(May 18) Tonight we're observing . . .  Shavuot

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

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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 (05/18)

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

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

May 18 : 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.

*Shavuot is pronounced sha-voo-OT.


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(May 18) Today we're celebrating . . .  Visit Your Relatives Day

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010


Visit Your Relatives Day
Visit your aunts, grandparents or long-lost cousins on this day devoted to bringing people together with their seldom-seen relatives.

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