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Was the Torah Really Given on Shavuot? Was the Torah Really Given on Shavuot?
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 by David Glasner | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

In Jewish tradition, the holiday of Shavuot is said to commemorate the giving of the Torah at Sinai.  But, as the Talmud often asks, mena hani mili, how do we know this?
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