Shavuot (Pentecost) May 17th, 2021
Date Of Moed: 50th Day after Chag Ha’Matzot (Unleavened Bread)
The date for Shavuot 2021 (in Israel) is Monday May 17th, in the Hebrew Year 5781.
Shavuot in Israel begins at sunset Sunday May 16th and ends at sunset Monday, May 17th.
Note However: Outside of Israel, it takes place for two days: May 17th and 18th; thus begins at sunset Sunday May 16th and ends at sunset Tuesday, May 18th.
The first Shavuot took place at Mount Sinai, in what is now Saudi Arabia. It is at this location that the Hebrew slaves of Egypt were called to be Yahweh’s people, Yahweh’s bride. After Yeshua’s rapture, his Ruach Ha’Kodesh was poured out upon his apostles and disciples on the same Biblical calendar date, sealing his bride.
At Mount Sinai fire descended on the summit of the mountain. At Shavuot fire came to rest on each of the apostles. The Egyptian Hebrew slaves, today, are now called the Jews. The apostles and disciples are now called the Bride of Yeshua!
The Book of Ruth is read on Shavuot in both Jewish synagogues and Messianic churches. Shavuot is different than Pesach in that leavened bread is used: two loaves of braided breads are baked with yeast (hametz). The two loaves represent the Jews and Gentiles that make up the Bride of Yeshua, the true church.