By: Rivka C. Berman, Contributor
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How to Celebrate Shavuot?
The blessing over the candles is as follows:
Blessed are you, God, Our God, Sovereign of the Universe, who has made us holy with commandments and has commanded us to light candles for the holiday.
The she-he-chi-ya-nu blessing, which is commonly said to celebrate reaching life’s milestones, is said at candle lighting and after the holiday wine blessing has been recited:
Blessed you are, God, Our God, Sovereign of the Universe who has let us live and sustained us and has brought us to this time.
For explanations and symbolisms of these observances see Customs Associated with the Shavout Festival
Mazor Guide to Shavuot, Pentecost, brings you much more about the holiday, its meaning and its traditions... See the links below.
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