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The Jewish holiday of Shavuot marks the end of the seven-week period that begins with the holiday of Passover (hence another name, ‘Festival of Weeks’), and includes a celebration of the giving of the Torah to the Jews. There are many, many traditions that include all-night Torah study, listening to the Torah reading about the giving of the Torah to the Jews at Mount Sinai, and consuming dairy delicacies, among other practices. Watch now to learn more.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.