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Fifty days after Passover, Shavuot is celebrated. Also known as Pentecost, Feast of Weeks, the Feast of Harvest and the Latter First Fruits, is it one of the three pilgrimage feasts commanded by ADONAI. It was the time to present an offering of new grain from the summer wheat harvest to the L-RD, and it is also a time of joy and thanksgiving for the L-RD’s blessing of the harvest. It was on this day that the Ruach HaKodesh fell on Yeshua’s Talmidim who were gathered in Jerusalem as recorded in the Brit Chadasha (Acts 2:4).
Shavuot, also called Matan Torah, is tied to the giving of the Torah because it is believed that G-D gave Moses the Ten Commandments at that time. Dairy products are typically eaten on this day because the Torah is nourishment for G-D’s people as milk is to a baby. We are to desire and consume the sincere milk of G-D’s Word to spiritually grow. Many Jews often spend Erev Shavuot reading and studying Torah.
The book of Ruth is commonly read at Shavuot because it is believed that Ruth arrived in Israel with Naomi around the time of Shavuot. You can read about Shavuot in Exodus 23:14-19, Leviticus 23:15-22, Deuteronomy 16:16, and Acts 2:37-40.