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.
Shavuot/Shavuos History and Facts
(Judaism 101): Information, facts and history of the holiday.
(OU.org): Information and links to stories relating to the holiday.
(Chabad.org): Information, histories and celebration ideas for
Shavuot Related Information
Commandments-Many Topics and Vierpoints (Tolerance.com): A discussion
of the first ten laws of religion and the various ideologies of various
(American-Israeli Coop. Enter.): Biography of this biblical figure.
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.
Note: If going to a Kosher household, make sure all
food and drink is Kosher.