Jewish Shavuot celebrates gift of the Torah

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  • sharrona layton, UT
    May 28, 2012 8:31 a.m.

    Shavuot, which will be celebrated this year on Sunday and Monday, May 27 and 28, comes exactly 50 days after Passover.

    The New Covenant (Jeremiah 31: 31-34) was written on the hearts of God’s new people that were gathered together on Pentecost (Greek 50th day). 50 days after Easter. When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit…(Acts 2:38-41 NIV)

    Paul (Rabbi Shaul)had decided to sail past Ephesus to avoid spending time in Asia, as he was in a hurry to get to Jerusalem for the day of Pentecost, if that was possible.(Acts 20:16
    This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them (Hebrews 10:16)