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PASSOVER AND SHAVUOT:  What’s the Question? What’s the Answer?

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/passover_and_shavuot_whats_the_question_whats_the_answer_20120517

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 6th day of the 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 5th, 6th or 7th day of Sivan.

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