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Shavuot and the Firstfruits

Shavuot - which begins Saturday at sundown - is the Jewish holiday that celebrates the giving of the Torah to the Jews. It is also known as "the Harvest Holiday" or "the Holiday of Firstfruits," coming from the practice of bringing fruits to the Temple on Shavuot. In the above video, Rabbi Eckstein talks about the tradition of the giving of the firstfruits, and the importance of giving our best to God.

In honor of Shavuot, and Memorial Day in the U.S., we will be suspending content until Tuesday. Have a blessed Shavuot and a Happy Memorial Day!

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