So what is Pentecost-Jewish or Christian?
April 25, 2013
Author: Jews for Jesus

This year, Shavuot (the Jewish festival behind the Christian Pentecost Sunday) is May 14-15 (sundown to sundown). You can read more Jews for Jesus articles on this holiday here. Beyond that, David Brickner and Rich Robinson have written a very thorough guide to...

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Shavuot Among Ashkenazi and Sephardic/Mizrahi Jews
May 1, 2010
Author: Rich Robinson

Shavuot Among Ashkenazi and Sephardic/Mizrahi Jews Ashkenazi Jews* Sephardic/Mizrahi* Jews (often varies country to country). For convenience, both are referred to here as Sephardic. Pronunciation of the holiday Shavuos (to rhyme with “ya knew us”) Shavuot (to rhyme...

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The Day Pentecost Was Fulfilled*
May 29, 2008
Author: David Brickner

This month, the Festival of Pentecost will slip past most Jews and Christians unnoticed; yet it is one of the three most important Festivals in the Old Testament and it marks a pivotal point in the history of Christianity. Allow me to transport you back to that event,...

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Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks: is it Jewish or Christian or both?
June 1, 2005
Author: Jews for Jesus

Is Shavuot a Jewish holiday or is it the birthday of the Christian church? It’s both! Find out more about the origins and the fulfillment of this biblical holiday.

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Celebrating Shavuot in Israel
Topics: recipes, shavuot
Author: Daphna Sadan

Celebrating Shavuot in Israel Labaneh In Israel, at Shavuot time the children come to school dressed in white clothes. The little ones wear crowns of flowers and leaves. We decorate baskets with flowers and leaves and put in fruit as a symbol of the firstfruits that...

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Celebrating Shavuot With the Mishpochah
Topics: shavuot
Author: Jews for Jesus

A Bit of Background Shavuot begins on the evening of the sixth of Sivan. In Bible times, this holiday was an agricultural festival—a time for our people to present the firstfruits of the crops to God. It was a holiday of gratitude; of giving back to the Lord that...

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Weak on the Feast of Weeks or Whatever Happened to Shavuot?
Author: Rich Robinson

The meaning behind Shavuot, an overlooked-but-major Jewish holiday and its fulfillment.

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Shavuot Customs
Topics: shavuot
Author: Jews for Jesus

It is customary to read the Ten Commandments in the synagogue in keeping with the tradition of linking Shavuot to the Giving of the Law. We read the book of Ruth at Shavuot for three reasons. The setting of Ruth is the harvest. She became a follower of the God of...

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