Tomorrow Jews will be celebrating the holiday of Shavuot. This is a very special holiday with a double meaning: religious and agricultural. The Torah (first five books of the bible) was given by God to the Jewish people (and the world) on Mount Sinai more than 3300 years ago. Every year on the holiday of Shavuot we renew our acceptance of God’s gift, and God “re-gives” the Torah. The torah is considered to be like milk to a baby, a necessity, something basic to every person and internationally known. That's why in Shavuot it is customary to eat dairy dishes and wear white.
The word Shavuot means “weeks.” It marks the completion of the seven-week counting period between Passover and Shavuot. This is the time of year that summer begins and the harvest starts. In the old days when the temple in Jerusalem existed, it was customary to bring part of the first harvest to the priests in the temple.
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