Saturday, May 30, 2009

The week after Shavuot


Although Shavuot is a brief holiday, a small element of celebration continues for a week afterward.

When we have a Beit haMikdash, Jews who come to the Beit haMikdash for aliyah laregel ( pilgrimage for holidays) bring a special korban (offering). That korban may be brought for a full week - Shavuot itself, plus 6 days.

To mark those days when one could bring this celebratory korban, we do not say tachanun for 6 days after Shavuot.

(Mishneh Berurah 131:36)

Have a great day,


  1. I wanted to know more about saying Tachanun after Shavuous, so I googled and found this page. I looked up your source in the Mishna Berura and it says that "there are places that have the custom..."

    Does this imply that the Mishna Berura Paskins like those places, since he brings it? Or does it imply that he does not, since he does not outright say "don't say Tachnun"?

  2. Hi Jeff,

    My sense is that he is explaining the minhag for those places which have it, and not trying to extend it, confirm it or deny it.