shavuot

Shavuot begins on June 11 this year.
On June 11th and 12th, Jews will celebrate Shavuot, a holiday that commemorates the receiving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai. This is the moment when we truly became Jews as a people after escaping slavery in Egypt.
Then things go very wrong. But when Noah's family gathers food for all the animals and for themselves into the ark, they all share again, living peaceably for the year they spend shut in during the flood.
This year, America's observance of Memorial Day coincides with the second day of the Jewish festival of Shavuot when we say Yizkor, the memorial prayers in memory of our departed loved ones.
Top 10 questions about the Jewish holiday of Shavuot.