Shavuot- Gift of Torah
After completing the count-down of 49 days encompassing seven weeks, beginning from the second day of Passover, we arrive at the second Jerusalem-Pilgrim Holiday of the Biblical year, Shavuot, (weeks). On Shavuot, we commemorate the giving of the Torah and we celebrate by engaging in group studies all night long as we aspire to emulate Divine wisdom.
Agriculturally, Shavuot is the grain-harvest season. As grains have always been the main staple of mankind, it represents livelihood. The Rabbis emphasized the integral connection between physical sustenance, (bread) and spiritual sustenance, (Torah) and they taught us that the fulfillment of happiness is attained through the pursuit of both.