Shavuot: Why Does it Have So Many Names? (NCS-Why?)

Why is the Shavuot holiday called by so many different names?

(1) Shavuot; (2) Zman Matan Torateinu (The Time of the Giving of the Torah), (3) Yom HaBikurim (The Day of the First Fruit); (4) Chag HaKatzir (The Festival of Harvesting); (5) Atzeret (The Stoppage)

Special thanks to Chaim Zimmerman for researching and compiling the sources for this packet!

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