Megillat Ruth
Theme of Shavuot
Shavuot in the Talmud
Customs
General Laws
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What is one reason we read Megillat Ruth on Shavuot?
1. Ruth was King David's great grandmother. King David was born on Shavuot and he died on Shavuot. 2. Like Ruth, who was a convert and thereby accepted the laws of the Torah upon herself, the Jewish people accepted the laws of the Torah upon themselves on Shavuot at Mt Sinai 3. Shavuot is known as the harvest festival. The story of Ruth takes place during the harvest season.
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Since the intercalation of the Jewish calendar, Shavuot regularly falls on the...
6th of Sivan
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What error was made by the Bnei Yisrael on the morning of the giving of the Torah?
We overslept
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It is custom to eat what type of foods?
Dairy
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What is special service is added into the prayer service on Shavuot that is different from a regular Shabbat?
Hallel
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What was Ruth's nationality?
Moabite
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What is the date given for Shavuot in the Torah?
None
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What event between a man and woman is the giving of the Torah likened to?
Marriage
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Why are synagogues decorated with greenery?
Mount Sinai was miraculously covered with greenery and vegetation.
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How many days BETWEEN the first day of Passover and Shavuot?
49
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What is the name of the judge who married Ruth?
Boaz
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What is one other name Shavuot is known as?
1. Chag HaBikkurim (Festival of the First Fruits) 2. Chag HaKatzir (Harvest Festival) 3. Chag Matan Torah (Festival of the giving of the Torah)
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Mount Sinai is likened to be a "Chuppah". Why is this so?
Hashem lifted the mountain over us.
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What is Tikkun Leil?
The custom to stay up all night and learn Torah
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What type of food and drink is it a mitzvah to eat at all festive meals?
Meat and Wine
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What tribe did Elimelech come from?
Yehuda
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Pesach, Shavuot and Sukkot are collectively known as...
The Shalosh Regalim (The three pilgrimage festivals)
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What would have been if the Bnei Yisrael rejected the giving of the Torah?
Hashem would have dropped Mount Sinai on us?
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What is the special Shavuot Torah reading about?
We read the 10 Commandments
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What special mitzvah do we read about everyday in the Birkat HaTorah that is connected to Megillat Ruth and Shavuot?
Leaving a corner of one's field for the poor.
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What were the names of Elimelech's two sons?
Machlon & Kilyon
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What is an Omer?
A measure / sheaf of barley
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What is the name of Shavuot as referred to in the Talmud?
Atzeret
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How many call ups are there on Shavuot excluding Maftir?
5
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What is the name of the mitzvah which entails marrying the wife of a deceased relative if no children were born to the deceased?
Yibum
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