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                                        SHAVUOT
                                   HONOURING PARENTS

                                                      
                              

What is Shavuot and when do we celebrate it?

The name 'Shavuot' means ‘weeks’ because it occurs 7 weeks after the 2nd day of Pesach. It falls on the 6th day of Sivan.

Shavuot also marks the day that the Torah was given to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai. That day was a very unusual one, with lightning, thunder and the earth shaking. Moses came down from the Mountain, his face glowing, and read the Ten Commandments to the Children of Israel.

The 10 commandments

                                      

Moses came down from the top of Mount Sinai with these 10 commandments from God:

1.   I am the Lord your God
2.   No idols or other gods
3.   No saying, "I swear to God" when telling a lie or when playing games
4.   Remember the Shabbat
5.   Honour your mother and father
6.   No murder
7.   Be faithful to your husband or wife
8.   No stealing
9.   No lying
10.  Do not wish for things that other people own   

How can we honour our parents?

We know that God wants us to honour our parents. This is a mitzvah, a commandment and also a good thing to do.  There are lots of ways we can show our parents that we love and honour them.  We can honour our mother and father by:

.  listening to what they tell you
.  being helpful around the house
.  being friendly and full of smiles
.  doing your homework
.  being kind to your brothers and sisters
.  going to bed on time
.  being polite when you speak to your family
.  not whinging or moaning


                             

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