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Shavuot, the Festival of Weeks.

Air date 06/01/14

Shavuot, the Festival of Weeks, arrives this week. In ancient times, Shavuot marked the harvest in Israel and was one of three annual pilgrimage holidays on which the people brought offerings to the temple. These days, Jews celebrate Shavuot by eating dairy foods, studying Torah and other Jewish topics throughout the night, and remembering the biblical story of Ruth. Sunday on “Sounds Jewish,” we'll mark these traditions with an array of music and spoken word from around the world.

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