Shavuot is the holiday when we renew our acceptance of Hashem's gift-the Torah. The word Shavuot can be translated as “weeks.” It marks the end of the seven-week counting period between Pesach and Shavuot. Shavuot also means “oaths,” for on this day Hashem and the Jewish people pledged eternal loyalty to each other.
When the beit hamikdash stood, the sacrifice of shtei halechem (two wheat loaves) was offered on Shavuot. People would also bring bikkurim, their first and choicest...(more