Saturday, June 7, 2008

The Post-Shavuot Holiday


On each of the three regalim - the holidays on which we are instructed to travel to Yerushalayim - those who travelled to Yerushalayim brought special korbanot [offerings] in honor of the occasion.

For Pesach and Succot, which have week-long celebrations, those korbanot were brought during that week. Shavuot only has one biblical day of celebration - but the korbanot could still be brought for the entire week.

To mark this, the six days after Shavuot are considered a quasi-holiday. In many synagogues, the Tachanun prayer is not recited.

(Mishneh Berurah 131:36)

Have a great day,

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