Archive for June 7th, 2011

(June 07) Tonight we’re observing . . .  Shavuot

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

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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 (06/07)

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

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

June 07 : 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. We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Shavuot* (sundown 06/07).

*Shavuot is pronounced sha-voo-OT.


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(June 07) This week we’re celebrating . . .  International Clothesline Week

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011


International Clothesline Week
Do you realize that the basic technology of the clothesline hasn’t changes in decades?

I guess if ain’t broke, don’t fix it! Which brings us to this week’s celebration.

We’re encouraged this week to save energy by skipping the dryer and drying our laundry outside on a clothesline.

And remember – the planet you save may be our own!

photo credit: A woman, her dog and her clothesline. by Catskills Grrl

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