or Sha·vu·ot, Sha·vu·os, Sha·bu·oth, Sha·bu·ot
[Sephardic Hebrew shah-voo-awt; Ashkenazic Hebrew shuh-voo-ohs, -uh s]
- a festival, celebrated on the sixth and seventh days of Sivan by Orthodox and Conservative Jews outside Israel but only on the sixth day by Reform Jews and Jews in Israel, that commemorates God's giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses.
Origin of Shavuoth
First recorded in 1890–95, Shavuoth is from the Hebrew word Shābhūʿōth literally, weeks
Also called Feast of Weeks, Pentecost.
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