Shavuot occurs seven weeks after Pessach. Shavuot is one of the major festivals of Judaism, a “Yom Tov.” In contrast to Pesach, the most widely celebrated Jewish Holiday among American Jews, the celebration of Shavuot is comparatively significant.
Shavuot is one of the major festivals of Judaism.
Perhaps this is due to the fact that Shavuot lacks a unique home celebration, like other holidays.
Shavuot started out as an agricultural holiday. In the days of the Temple, Jewish pilgrims would bring elaborately decorated baskets of their “first fruits” to the Temple.
It is celebrated with Cheese, wine, fruit and white clothes.
Judaism has stayed vital by reinterpreting its symbols into modern ones.Therefore, it was invested with additional meaning to make it more up to date.
It had turned into an Anniversary of the day the Torah (the bible) was revealed to the Jewish people at mount Sinai.
In the 16th century, the Kabbalia mentors (the Jewish Mystics) had introduced a new innovative practice to put more “meaning into Shavuot and called it “Tikkun Leil Shavuot” (amendment of Shavuot eve).
The Tikkun Leil Shavuot is an all-night group Torah study session. According to legend, the Israelites at Sinai all fell asleep, and Moses had to wake them up to receive the precious Torah in the morning. To show how much we love the Torah, we stay up all night