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Why is Shavuot significant?

It's probably a bigger deal than you think.

Is Shavuot the Jewish Pentecost?

Shavuot goes by many names, but Pentecost is not usually one of them.

What is the meaning of the word “Shavuot”?

The name of this holiday has more to do with when it falls than what it is about.

What Happens on Shavuot?

Rituals for the holiday of Shavuot, which celebrates the giving of the Torah.

Prayers for Shavuot

What to look forward to in synagogue on Shavuot.

What Texts Do We Read on Shavuot?

Special scriptural readings for the Festival of Weeks.

How to Greet Someone on Shavuot

Traditional greetings for the holiday of Shavuot, which celebrates the giving of the Torah.

Get Your Passover Questions Answered

Got questions about Passover? My Jewish Learning has answers.

Dayenu: It Would Have Been Enough

Hebrew and English text of this iconic Passover song.