Shavuot 2020 begins on the evening of May 28 and ends in the evening of May 30. It is a Jewish festival which falls early in the Jewish month of Sivan.
Shavuot has its origins in the ancient mid-summer harvest celebrations of the Canaanites, the ancient people from which Israelite society sprang during the Bronze Age. These early religions’ celebrations, in which revelers rejoiced in the harvesting of wheat, were local affairs probably celebrated in communal threshing grounds, where the wheat was separated from the chaff, and other cultic sites.
All that started to change in the 7th and 8th centuries BCE, when the Jerusalem monarchy and priesthood consolidated power, bringing formerly separate tribes under the helm of one ruler. As part of this program, they co-opted these local affairs and supplanted them by unified rites that could only be performed in the Temple in Jerusalem. This program would create a sense of peoplehood for the people of the land and enrich the coffers of both palace and Temple.
Here are quite a few WhatsApp Messages, Shavuot quotes, and Wishes to share on social media:
Shavuot WhatsApp Messages:
- On the auspicious occasion of Shavuot, I pray for happiness and health, prosperity, and success for you and your loved one…. May this festive occasion bring along more reasons for you to smile and have a peaceful life…. Happy Shavuot to you!!!
- Time has come to offer our harvest to our God and seek his blessings…. Time has come to engage in celebrations and feasts with your loved ones…. Time has come to make it a time of enjoyment and festivities…. Sending warm wishes on Shavuot to you and your family.
- I wish that the first fruits of this harvest season bring to you a wonderful year along with the blessings of God… Wishing you an amazing year ahead and memorable celebrations to you and your loved ones on Shavuot.
- Shavuot has arrived and festivities will soon begin…. Good times with loved ones, feast and celebrations with friends and offerings to God…. I wish you get busy in the best of the celebrations and have a memorable Shavuot.
- Shavuot is the day when the children of Israel got transformed into a nation…. It is on this day that we got a place which we can call our Motherland…. Let us celebrate this auspicious occasion with our family and friends…. Happy Shavuot to you!!!
- “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein
- “A person who takes a walk of 100 feet and a person who walks 2,000 miles have one major thing in common. They both need to take the first step before they take a second step.” Rabbi Zelig Pliskin
- “One question is always relevant: How can I use this to move forward?” Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller.
- “At the end-point, there is nothing but being, no time but the present.” Rabbi Akiva Tatz
- “In spirituality, the searching is the finding and the pursuit is the achievement.” Dr. Abraham J. Twerski