Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Halocho #1351 - When is the Shavu'ot festival?

In the Torah, שָׁבֻעֹת 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, שָׁבֻעֹת is always on 6 Sivan. (In the time of the Bet HaMikdash - may it be speedily rebuilt in our time - any month could be either 29 or 30 days long, depending on when the new moon was first sighted).

Outside Israel, שָׁבֻעֹת is 2 days long - 6 and 7 Sivan (4th and 5th of June, this year).

Source: Vayikra 23:15 - 19

On שָׁבֻעֹת we celebrate the giving of the Torah. Help spread Torah learning by inviting your Jewish friends to our Halocho a Day group at http://tinyurl.com/HalDay

- Danny
Tuesday, 27 Iyar 5774 - 42nd day of the Omer

Please daven and say some Tehilim for
 בַּת-עַמִּי   בַּת  רָחֵל 
who is undergoing surgery (laparoscopic cholecystectomy) today (Tuesday).

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