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Shavuot

From May 25th to May 27th, the Jewish holiday of Shavuot is taking place. Taking place seven weeks after Passover, Shavuot is known as the “Feast of Weeks”.


 

Shavuot commemorates two major religious occasions for Jewish people, the first of which being the grain harvest of the early summer. The other observance is the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai, which ties the holiday into Judaism.


Jewish people celebrate Shavuot in a variety of ways. It is traditional practice to eat dairy products during this holiday, primarily milk and cheese. Some communities also eat foods flavoured with rose water as part of the celebrations. However, most of the rituals associated with Shavuot involve community.


At the synagogue, there are special readings of medieval poems called piyyutim and readings of the Book of Ruth. Hallelujah, the Psalms of Praise is also recited at this Jewish holiday.


Another tradition is an all-night study session, known as Tikkun Leil Shavuot. People will participate in this to mark the holiday.

If you celebrate Shavuot, we wish you a happy holidays from all of us at Angels! And for everyone, we hope you enjoy the final long weekend of May, and we will be open again from Tuesday 30th May.


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