Today is the Jewish holiday Shavuot
Here's what's up
- •It was a grain holidayPeople offered the First Fruits of their harvest as a sacrifice to God in the Temple
- •When the Temple was destroyed, we transformed the holiday into a celebration of the giving of the Torah at Mt Sinai
- •There is a custom of all night learning to honor the spirit of the holidayEnergy drank!
- •And for some unknown reason lost to time, we celebrate by eating dairy productsIce cream!
- •Happy Shavuot!