Question by  apple (447)

What is the difference between Shavous and Shavout?

I realize they are the same holiday, but why the different names? Who uses which? Or is there a difference in the way they are used?


Answer by  Deem (199)

There are two main dialects of Hebrew pronunciation. Shavuot is the transliteration of the Sephardic pronunciation. Shavuos is the transliteration of the Ashkenazi pronunciation.


Answer by  reader (57)

Shavuos is the Ashkenazi spelling of Shavuot. They are the same holiday, and the spellings are interchangeable based on region.

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