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What happens during shavuot?

On Shavuot the custom is to stay up all night studying Torah to  mark the date that God gave the Ten Commandments. We pray and read  the Torah (Exodus 19-20), and eating dai (MORE)
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How is Shavuot and Pentecost similar?

Pentecost is a Greek word meaning "50." Shavuot is a festival where  7 weeks plus 1 day are counted from the second day of the Feast of  Unleavened Bread, and the following (MORE)
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How and why do Jewish people celebrate shavuot?

Jews celebrate this holiday (Leviticus ch.23) in honour of God  Giving the Torah. They typically celebrate it by having a dairy  dinner meal and following that with studying (MORE)
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How long does Shavuot Last?

  In Israel, Shavuot is 1 day. In the diaspora, it is 2 days.
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Can you use electronics on shavuot?

No, you can't use electronics BUT as Shavuos is what is called a Yom Tov - festival it is more lenient than Shabbos and you may cook from an existing flame ... so if you left (MORE)
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What are the symbols for Shavuot?

  # the Torah (what the Jews got on that day),  # flowers (symbolizing how mount sinai was decorated),  # the book of Ruth (the book in the bible that's read on shavuot) (MORE)
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When is Shavuot?

Shavuot is on the 6th day of Sivan (of the Jewish lunar calendar). Within Israel, the holiday is celebrated for 1 day. Outside of Israel, the holiday is celebrated for 2 days (MORE)
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Do you wear white clothes on Shavuot?

Yes, you do wear white clothes on Shavuot. Those students who are participating in their confirmation ceremony should wear white, but it is not required. In Israel, kids wear (MORE)
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Why is the festival of shavuot celebrated?

From Wikipedia: "Shavout is a Jewish holiday that occurs on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Sivan (late May or early June). Shavuot commemorates the anniversary of the d (MORE)
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How are shavuot sukkot and pesach connected?

These moadim (appointmented times) of God reflect the story of  Moshe (Moses) and the Israelites.    Pesach is the 1st festival of the calendar. It is the day when God (MORE)