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The Commentators’ Shavuos by Rabbi Yitzchak Sender
Of the three Yomim Tovim known as the Shalosh Regalim, it seems that the least celebrated is the festival of Shavuos. Pesach is celebrated by eating matzah, drinking the four cups of wine, and holding an elaborate Seder. During Sukkot we sit in a Sukkah and take the lulav and etrog. On Shavuot, though there is neither a special food to eat nor a particular commemorative mitzvah to perform, the holiday is commemorated in other ways. During the time of the Beit Hamikdash, we commence bringing the annual Bikkurim offering to the Beit Hamikdash on Shavuot; we commemorate the Yahrzeit of Dovid Hamelech; we offer the Shtei Halechem bread on the Mizbeach.
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