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  • Shavuot
    Shavuot and Pentecost: Two feasts converge
    Shavuot, the Jewish holiday that commemorates God's giving of the Torah to Moses at Mount Sinai, occurs on the fiftieth day after Passover. Donna Calvin notes that Shavuot means “seven sevens,” with the feast occurring seven weeks...
  • The mind-blowing truth about Thanksgiving
    The mind-blowing truth about Thanksgiving
    Ask any teacher in the land about the history of Thanksgiving and chances are they will start with the Pilgrims, when in fact that is false. Is it the fiction of American exceptionalism or separation of church and state that forces us to avoid the...
  • Shavuot
    A tale of two Pentecosts
    On Sunday morning, many Christians will don red clothing and attend worship services in celebration of Pentecost. This holiday, often considered the birthday of the Christian church, commemorates the events of Acts 2. After Jesus's ascension,...
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    Friendship Circle of Houston offers services to children with special needs
    Friendship CircleBy Sharon GibsonThroughout the year, The Friendship Circle of Houston provides social and recreational activities for special needs children and teens while teaching them about their Jewish heritage. During Shavuot, children and...
  • May festivals around the word
    May celebrates what has begun
    It might seem strange to wait until the middle of the month to describe May festivities, but May really does seem to come in the middle of things. One doesn't really think of May as the beginning of anything until one reaches the end of it...
  • Shavuot
    Celebrating Life’s Real Instruction Manual
    How many times have we said that we wished there was an instruction manual for our lives? How many times have we wondered how life would be different if there were directions we could follow to navigate the highways, byways, speed zones and...
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    SHAVUOT, the Feast of Pentecost
    SHAVUOT, the Feast of PentecostIn spite of the Fact that the Catholics and other church organization over the centuries have moved ever so far away from the 7 feasts of God given to ancient Israel, many still keep a version of what they call...
  • Shavuot calls for willingness to be transformed
    Shavuot calls for willingness to be transformed
    The Jewish holiday of Shavuot began at sundown on Saturday May 26 and ends at sunset on Monday, May 28. The holiday coincides with the Christian Day of Pentecost observed on Sunday, May 27.In Jewish tradition, Shavuot commemorates the receiving of...
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    Pentecost: ancient secret discovered
    On Sunday, May 27, 2012, Christians around the world will celebrate Pentecost, the holiday that commemorates God’s gift of the Holy Spirit, seven weeks after Easter Sunday. Many churches will celebrate by decorating with colors of red and...
  • Pentecost Sunday
    Pentecost Sunday
    This Sunday, May 27, many will celebrate Pentecost Sunday. Observant Jews will celebrate Pentecost or Shavuot commemorating the anniversary of Moses receiving the Ten Commandments from God at Mt. Sinai. Christians will commemorate the receiving of...
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    Shavuot and the Dairy Food Tradition
    On Shavuot/Shavu'Ot (which this year falls on Sunday, May 27 but according to Jewish traditionwill beobservedstarting tonight, Saturday the 26, at sunset), Jews celebrate the receiving of the Torah (the first five books of the Jewish Bible...
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    Pentecost: a Christian celebration with Jewish roots
    Shavuot,a Jewish festival of historical and agricultural importance, occurs fifty days after Passover. Correspondingly, the Christian Feast of Pentecost means "fifty" and takes place on the fiftieth day after Passover. Pentecost also...
  • A guide into all truth
    A guide into all truth
    Even before Pontius Pilate snapped at Jesus, “What is truth?” (John 18:38) and to the present, mankind continues to search for truth. There are half-truths, “true lies”, fine prints, “make believes”, distortions...
  • The week ahead: May 21 - May 27, 2012
    The week ahead: May 21 - May 27, 2012
    As we move into thefourth week in May, here are some of the events and monthly celebrations coming up in the Week Ahead:Asian-Pacific American Heritage MonthSince 1992 May has been designated as Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in tribute to...
  • Pentecost
    Pentecost 2011 Tampa Bay
    Pentecost is one of the foremost feasts in the Christian liturgical calendar, commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Christ after his resurrection. Also called Whit Sunday, Whitsun, or Whit (especially in the United...