Shavuot..Celebrate the Ten Commandments~!

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This Tuesday evening at sundown begins the holiday of Shavuot, which means “Weeks”. Countin down the weeks to receive the Ten Commandments.
It’s is one of three Pilgrim Festivals..along with Passover and Sukkot… in the Jewish calendar.

What does it celebrate..(besides food of course?)foodicecreamani
It celebrates the giving of the Bible (You know those Ten Commandments, that the Leftards are trying to obliterate from this Nation), the very foundation of Jewish and Christian law. drunk1

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Shavuot was a time of bringing the first fruits of harvest to Jerusalem.
This was meant as a show of gratitude and thanks.

What do you have to be thankful for?
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Special customs include the reading of the Book of Ruth, which serves to remind us that we too can find a continual source of blessing in our tradition…not to mention True Love..and actually getting along with your mother in law.

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Ruth is lovingly remembered for her pledge of total devotion and loyalty to Naomi.

“Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me” (Ruth:16-17).

Another tradition includes staying up all night long to study the Bible, which indicates that we are always ready and awake to receive the teachings of the Bible.

That’s right…allllllllllllll night…no nyquil..no NO Doz..Heh. sleepani1.gif

Families decorate their homes with flowers and greens, as a reminder of the vegetation on Mt. Sinai, where the Bible was given.

And as Y’all know…..then therez the FOOD.

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Traditionally, dairy dishes are served…cheese cake, cheese blintzes,(crepes)..mmmmmmmm…… to symbolize the sweetness of the Bible, as well as Israel: the “land of milk and honey”.

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Can u say yummmmmmmmmmmm?

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Some mystics believe that at midnight the Heavens open and favorably receive the study, and prayers of those who remain awake all night on the anniversary of the Revelation.

Legend has it that wishes are fulfilled at that moment.

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Sooo..Take time to celebrate the Ten Commandments eh….Happy Shavuot to those celebrating!………and prayers for redemption and peace for us all in the Age of Jeeeeeeeeeehad.

May the Lord save us from our selves.

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Now go have some cheesecake sweet friends…On me~!

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24 Responses to “Shavuot..Celebrate the Ten Commandments~!”

  1. C-Christian Soldier says:

    Happy reading of the Bible-my friend-
    Thank you for the reminder of Shavout-
    and-OK!!-going off the ‘diet’ and getting cheesecake!!!! :-)
    Blessings to You–
    C-CS

  2. Teresa says:

    All of the foods look delicious! LOL! at the getting along with your mother-in-law line. Wouldn’t that be lovely?

  3. Bunni says:

    Hi Angel:
    Thanks for explaining this holiday tradition!
    I hope you have a blessed Shavuot, and enjoy all those
    yummy treats!

  4. William Stout says:

    Happy Shavuot to you Angel, it is good to remember our blessings and to celebrate the word of God. It is easy to forget such things in the chaos of today’s world and we need to remember that there is joy around us as well.

  5. Debbie says:

    Oh Angel, that food looks so good.

  6. Karen Howes says:

    Nice, Angel.

    I’m reminded of something a Jewish blogger (can’t remember who right now) said: Jewish holidays can be summed up as, “They tried to destroy us, and they failed. Let’s eat!”

  7. Krystal says:

    So … uh … what’s a diabetic supose to eat?!

  8. Ron Russell says:

    A great thing about many holy holidays is always the food. Good food brings out the best in people and thats worth noting!

  9. Gramma2many says:

    I am an amazing mother in law:) Just ask all of my in law children!
    This is a very interesting post, many things I never new about the Holiday.
    Hoping and praying for a great week for you:)

  10. Christopher says:

    Hi Angel, Thanks for the reminder and Happy Shavuot to you as well!

  11. MK says:

    That’s a lot of good food Angel.

    “….the very foundation of Jewish and Christian law.”

    Not to mention, the foundation of the western world and way of life.

  12. Always On Watch says:

    I can still recite from memory the entire Ten Commandments (KJV). One of those childhood requirements that has stayed with me for all my life.

    God bless the foundation of our Western civilization — The Ten Commandments.

  13. Early Light says:

    Angel, I know it is the Lord and His teachings that are important here, but I have to admit my human shortcomings: it’s hard to take my eyes off the food.

  14. Brooke says:

    Have an good Shavout, Angel!

    I think I just gained five pounds looking at this post, and for the last two weeks it has rained every day I’ve had off. So much for bike riding! :P

  15. Dapoppins says:

    That is what I need, a reason to eat more dairy! Wooo-hoo

  16. cube says:

    OK, you had me at the cheesecake part ;-)

    Have a good Shavout!

  17. jadedfellow says:

    With what you’z got cooking a feller can be so grateful that there is not an eleventh commandment,

    “Thou shalt not partake of gluttony”.

    Many flowery blessings to you and those you love.

    Ahava is what it’s all about.

  18. Katie says:

    Blessed Shavu’ot!

    This is not a holiday to stick to one’s diet. Mmmmmmmm Cheesecake!

  19. Matt says:

    Happy Shavuot!
    (is that the proper way to wish that?)

    Anywho…enjoy! I never knew that the Jewish people ate so very well for their holidays. I can respect that! :D

  20. Snarky Basterd says:

    Well if I wasn’t hungry before I got here I sure as heck am now. Blessed Shavuot, Angel.

  21. tapline says:

    Angel, So much prayer….and Study…..Now!!!!let us put into practice what we have heard and learned from this reflective occasion….Have a reflective enjoyable Shavuot Angel…God Bless…..stay well….

  22. sayitlikeitis says:

    What unreal photos of yummy, delicious, dairy delicacies. Try cheesecake when feelings of depression come upon,,, it increases the serotonin in the brain..

  23. z says:

    Oh, STOP with the FOOD! GORGEOUS PICTURE! Mmmm
    Cheesecake “increases the seratonin in the brain”..hmm…is there SERATONIN in the HIPS? :-)
    Beautiful post, Angel…..a good reminder. I called a synagogue the other day to donate money to a dear Jewish friend of mine’s charity (they’re honoring her at a dinner dance but, since Mr. Z’s death, I’m not much into dinner dances yet) and I couldn’t quite catch the word the message machine was saying …Now I know..Shavuot. Thanks! Have a blessed one xxx

  24. radar says:

    Oy…and I LOVE cheesecake but not on my diet.