April 30, 2013

Here Comes Shavuot

Shavuot is approaching! 

Shavuot, the Jewish “Festival of Weeks,” is also known as the “Holiday of the Giving of the Torah.” It is on this day, after seven weeks from the start of Passover, that Jews celebrate the giving of the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai.  

Shavuot is one of the three pilgrimage holidays from the days of the Jewish Temple. On this day, Jewish pilgrims would bring their harvest offerings to Jerusalem. Among modern holiday observances, it is customary for Jews to eat dairy, study Torah all night and read from the Book of Ruth. 

This year, Shavuot starts on the evening of May 14 and ends on May 16. Read more about the Holiday of Shavuot at Judaism 101.

Jewelry Judaica has listed new Ten Commandment pendant styles and has placed them on sale for a limited time. Check them out! We have also extended our ‘launch sale’ coupon code through 5/31. Apply it at checkout for additional 20% off.