Shavuot celebrates the giving of the Torah at Sinai. A pilgrimage festival, Jews came to Jerusalem on Shavuot to offer sacrifices at the Temple. All-night Torah study known as a Tikkun is a practice that began in the 16th century and has more recently caught on among Jews of all denominations and affiliations. There is a widespread culinary custom of eating dairy foods at the holiday meals. Shavuot also marks Israel’s grain harvest.
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