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noun 
  1. (also known as the Feast of Weeks) A Jewish holiday, seven weeks and one day after Yom Habikkurim, originally a harvest festival but, for over 1800 years, also commemorating the anniversary of the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses and the Israelites at Mount Sinai.
    • 1971: United States Congress: Senate: Foreign Relations, Public Financing of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty - Major Jewish holidays such as Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Simchat Torah, Succoth, Chanukah, Passover and have been celebrated with Hebrew prayers and songs.
    • 1975: Israel Zinberg, Old Yiddish Literature from Its Origins to the Haskalah Period - On the first day of the Ten Commandments were explained to the people homiletically in the vernacular.
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