Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Shavuot - Feast of Weeks begins Today

Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794-1872) painted this picture of Ruth in the Field of Boaz.

You will understand it better when you learn about Shavuot - The Feast of Weeks.

The article to which we will link today tells us: 

"Christians across the world will celebrate the Feast of Pentecost on Sunday, May 19th this year, but they may easily overlook the Hebrew feast that predated it. The Jewish holiday, Hag Ha Shavuot--The Feast of Weeks-"

What is the Feast of Weeks?

And Why is it important?

And what does the picture of Ruth in the Field of Boaz have to do with the Feast of Weeks?

This very brief article will explain.