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SOME FACTS AND HISTORY ABOUT SHAVUOT

Shavuot is a Jewish holiday that has a dual celebration.  Jews commemorate this day to remember the giving of the ten commandments from G-d to Moses on Mount Sinai. In addition, the harvest of the first fruits in Israel are also celebrated on this holiday.  The holiday then become part religious and part festive, a mixture of prayer and food.

WEBSITES AND ARTICLES ABOUT SHAVUOT

GIFT IDEAS FOR SHAVUOT

Shavuot/Shavuos History and Facts

Shavu'ot (Judaism 101): Information, facts and history of the holiday.

Shavuot (OU.org): Information and links to stories relating to the holiday.

Shavuot/Shavuos (Chabad.org): Information, histories and celebration ideas for Shavuot.

Shavuot Related Information

Ten Commandments-Many Topics and Vierpoints (Tolerance.com): A discussion of the first ten laws of religion and the various ideologies of various people.

Moses (American-Israeli Coop. Enter.): Biography of this biblical figure.

Mount Sinai-The Mountain of Moses (Geographia.com): Information on the place that Moses received the Ten Commandments.

The traditional gift giving of this holiday includes the giving of fruit to your friends and family.  This tradition continues through today.  However, when going to another's for dinner, you might want to bring along other food or drink as gifts.

Shavuot Gift Ideas:

  • Fruit Gift Basket

  • Gift Baskets (cookies, candies, sweets)

  • Wine

  • Flowers

Note: If going to a Kosher household, make sure all food and drink is Kosher.

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The food suggestions above are from Omaha Steaks.  They sell both Kosher and Non-Kosher foods. They state "At Omaha Steaks we offer the finest kosher products available. Our kosher products are manufactured and koshered under the strict supervision of a Rabbi and are in full compliance with Kosher Dietary Laws." However, before purchasing any item, that it states that it is kosher.

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