א׳ בסיון ה׳תשע״ו (June 7, 2016)
The Torah was given by G‑dto the Jewish people on Mount Sinai more than 3300 years ago. Every year on the holiday of Shavuot we renew our acceptance of G‑d’s gift and G‑d “re-gives” the Torah.
The word Shavuot means “weeks.” It marks the completion of the seven week counting period between Passover and Shavuot.
The giving of the Torah was a far-reaching spiritual event—one that touched the essence of the Jewish soul for all times. Our Sages have compared it to a wedding between G‑d and the Jewish people. Shavuot also means oath and on this day G‑d swore eternal devotion to us, and we in turn pledged everlasting loyalty to Him (read more at Chabad.org).
The app “Shavuos Guide” provides information on how to celebrate Shavuot, includes holiday guide, study section, thoughts & essays, stories, customs and recipes.
App: Shavuos Guide by Dovid Zirkind