Asked in Holidays and TraditionsJudaism
Holidays and Traditions
Do Jews celebrate Pentecost?
February 13, 2012 12:57AM
What two things did the Jews celebrate at pentecost?
Why do Jews celebrate pentecost?
Jews celebrate Shavuot because the Torah commands it (Leviticus ch.23). It was the day when Moses received the gift of the Torah/ten commandment on mount Sinai and they also celebrated it because of its harvest. This holiday has nothing to do with the Christian holiday of Pentecost. Answer: In Judaism, Pentecost is known as Shavuot. It commemorates when God Gave the Torah to Moses & the Children of Israel.
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Why do Jews celebrate penticost?
Not only Jews celebrate penticost christians do too.Anyway the reason we celbrate penticost is it's 50 days after Jesus died on the cross. Jewish Answer We don't celebrate Pentecost. The holiday we observe is Shavuot, this holiday celebrates the anniversary of the day HaShem gave us the Torah. The two holidays fall around the same time of year.
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