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WHEN EXACTLY IS SHAVUOT? (PODCAST)

April 22nd, 2020

What date is Shavuot? Don’t reach for your calendar; instead look at the original source, the Torah.

Pesach is on 15 Nissan, Rosh Hashana is on 1 Tishrei, Yom Kippur is on 10 Tishrei, Sukkot is on 15 Tishrei – but you won’t find a date for Shavuot. Instead, there is the strange 49-day countdown to Shavuot that begins on Pesach. The problem is — when do we start counting?

The answer is far from simple, so, hold the cheesecake! — as Rabbi Dunner takes you on a guided tour of one of the oldest controversies of Judaism.

And at least one thing is guaranteed — Shavuot will never be the same again!

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