Is Shavuot One or Two Days Long?

The answer depends on where you live.

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 are Other Names for Shavuot?

For a holiday that is only one or two days long, “weeks” seems a strange name.

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.

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Shavuot

Why some synagogues use paper-cuts as decorations, how Israelis celebrate with water, and other lesser-known facts about this springtime holiday.