Prepare for Shavuot

As we prepare for Shavuot, here is a list of the 7 species of Israel that were traditionally put in baskets and brought before the LORD.

You can put in your own first fruits or whatever ripe or dried fruits you want for our Shavuot reenactment.

Come to our Shavuot service on Sunday at 2 pm to see how this relates to the receiving of God’s Holy Spirit…

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Shavuot Jewish holiday that occurs on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Sivan (may fall between 14 May–15 June).[1]

Shavuot has a doubland Shavuot is not explicit in the Biblical text.e significance. It marks the all-important wheat harvest in the Land of Israel (Exodus 34:22); and it commemorates the anniversary of the day God gave the Torah to the entire nation of Israel assembled at Mount Sinai, although the association between the giving of the Torah (Matan Torah) 

The holiday is one of the Shalosh Regalim, the three Biblical pilgrimage festivals. It marks the conclusion of the Counting of the Omer, and its date is directly linked to that of Passover.

The Torah mandates the seven-week Counting of the Omer, beginning on the second day of Passover, to be immediately followed by Shavuot.

This counting of days and weeks is understood to express anticipation and desire for the giving of the Torah.

On Passover, the people of Israel were freed from their enslavement to Pharaoh; on Shavuot they were given the Torah and became a nation committed to serving God.

The word Shavuot means weeks, and the festival of Shavuot marks the completion of the seven-week counting period between Passover and Shavuot.

The yahrzeit of King David is traditionally observed on Shavuot. Hasidic Jews also observe the yahrzeit of the Baal Shem Tov.

Prepare for Shavuot