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Opinion: If Passover is the question, Shavuot is the answer

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/religion/article/opinion_if_passover_is_the_question_shavuot_is_the_answer_20120522

Unlike other Jewish holidays, the Torah does not specify a date for Shavuot; it is celebrated on the 50th day (seven weeks) after Passover. We moderns celebrate Shavuot on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Sivan; in ancient times, when the first day of every month was declared only when the new moon was first seen, the holiday could have been celebrated on the fifth, sixth or seventh day of Sivan.

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