Re: The word 'Shavuot'

Joshua B Lee (
Wed, 25 Jun 1997 19:43:06 EST

ruben mowszowski <> wrote:
>My question is to do with the meaning of the Hebrew word 'Shavuot'
>I understand that it means:
>a) the festival
>b) "weeks"
>Is there a differenece in the spelling and if so what is the meaning
>of the difference?

Shavuot as a name for the festival means two things. "Weeks"; signifying
the end of the counting of the 7 WEEKS of the Omer; and "vows", symbolizing
the acceptance of the Torah.

Joshua B. Lee
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