Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Halocho #330 - How long is the Shavu'ot festival?

In the Torah, Shavu'ot does not have a fixed date, but happens on the day after finishing counting 7 full weeks - 49 days - of the Omer.

Since we currently have a fixed Jewish calendar, with Nissan always 30 days long and Iyar always 29 days long, so Shavu'ot is always on 6 Sivan.

Outside Israel it's 2 days long - 6 and 7 Sivan.

Source: Vaykira 23:15 - 19

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- Danny Wednesday, 26 Iyar 5769, 41st day of the Omer

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