Tomorrow and Thursday, June 4-5, is the Jewish holiday of Shavuot. This holiday dates to biblical times and celebrates both the bringing of the first fruits to the Temple and the giving of the Torah to the Children of Israel. This holiday is also an official holiday in Israel, where government offices and schools are closed and most public buses do not run.

Photo by Nir Kafri
Photo by Nir Kafri

The holiday has an agricultural focus, and dairy such as cheese is traditionally eaten. Check out this piece about how Shavuot is celebrated on the Kibbutz.

Chag Sameach! (Happy holidays!)

Graphic contributed by CAMERA Intern Aaron Marks

Contributed by CAMERA Intern Eli Cohn

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