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1746 Chhota Ghallughara (Sikh)

May 17

The Chhota Ghallughara was the first massacre of Sikhs targeted to wipe out the entire population. Around 7,000 Sikhs were killed, 3,000 were captured and later beheaded, and the persecution lasted several decades. Gurdwaras were destroyed and scriptures were burnt. Anyone caught saying the word “Guru” was sentenced to death. More Information Students and/Co-Workers may […]

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Shankaracharya Birth Anniv (Vedanta)

May 17

May 17th marks the birth anniversary of Shankaracharya. Shankara taught nondualistic Vedanta and is revered. For More Information: https://www.vedanta.gr/?page_id=1075  

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Shavuot (Jewish)

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - May 18 @ 11:59 pm

The festival of Shavuot celebrates the giving of Torah (Hebrew Bible) including the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai. It also marks the end of the spring harvest, and the beginning of the summer harvest. Shavuot is celebrated by studying Torah together as a community, often late into the night. It is traditional to eat meals containing dairy. Barley and wheat are also food […]

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"That which you do not wish for yourself you shall not wish for your neighbor. This is the whole law; the rest is only commentary."

- Talmud Shabbat 31a