Chag Sameach!

Arutz Sheva news updates will be back on Wednesday night, with the conclusion of the festival of Shavuot.

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Arutz Sheva is stopping its round-the-clock news updates of at this time in honor of the holiday of Shavuot.

Updates will resume Wednesday night from Israel, following the conclusion of Shavuot at 20:21 Jerusalem time. In Israel the holiday lasts one day, while in the Diaspora it is a two day holiday.

In honor of Shavuot, which commemorates the giving of the Torah and Divine Revelation at Mount Sinai, Jews throughout the world will spend Tuesday night immersed in Torah study, many of them not going to sleep until after the Shacharit morning prayers.

It is the custom to eat dairy foods on the holiday and decorate the synagogue with greenery.

Yizkor is said on the Shavuot holiday and the Ten Commandments and the Book of Ruth are read during the morning service..

For a primer on the laws of Shavuot, visit our Judaism section. (Note that the holiday is not on Saturday night this year, as written in the article, but the rest of the laws apply)

Chag Sameach!