Hindus have sent early greetings to Jewish communities world over on Shavuot, which falls on June 7 to 9 in 2011. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a release in Nevada (USA) today, expressed warmest greetings on behalf of Hindu community on Jewish festival of Shavuot; wishing happiness, peace and joy to all the Jews. Shavuot is a Jews holiday that occurs on sixth day of Sivan month of Hebrew calendar.
Rajan Zed, who is the President of Universal Society of Hinduism, stressed that all religions should work together for a just and peaceful world. Dialogue would bring us mutual enrichment, Zed added.
Also known as Festival of Weeks, Shavuot marks the time the Jews received the Torah on Mount Sinai. It includes prayers, studying Torah, decoration of synagogues with flowers, lighting candles, visiting synagogues, special meals, eating dairy foods, etc. Cheese blintzes are often served.
Judaism is a monotheistic religion of world’s about 14 million Jews whose most sacred text is Torah. Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion adherents and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal.