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Unformatted text preview: came about seven weeks after leaving Egypt, bringing us to the “Festival of the First
The “Festival of the First Fruits” is the beginning of the period when the First Fruits were
brought up to Jerusalem. The Festival known variously as ‘Shavuoth’ (Hebrew for weeks, that is seven
weeks after Pesach) the ‘Festival of the First Fruits’ and perhaps of supreme significance 49 My Journey through the Haggadah by Yekutiel Atkins
‘Zman Matan Toratanu’, The Time of the Giving of the Torah. It is the festival of the "Day of the
Revelation", when the Children of Israel, exhausted and bewildered, after their exodus from Egypt,
crossing the Reed Sea and traveling through the desert are finally gathered around Mt Sinai and saw
the thunder and lightning (Ex Ch. 20 V. 15) and heard the voice of the Almighty saying "I am the Lord your God who brought you out of Egypt ( Ex. Ch 20. V. 2). The giving by God of the Torah, ‘The Book’ to his people Israel, containing the history of the
Jewish people together with the Commandments of God defining the rules by which t...
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