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In addition to triangles, round shapes also play a symbolic role on Shavuot. The circle manifested in round challot may be interpreted as a symbol of shelemut, spiritual integrity, that Jews achieved on Shavuot when they were given the Torah. This fits with the Rabbinic reading of the Sinaitic revelation as the day when the two types of Torahs--the written and the oral--were given to the Jewish people, the circle representing the unity of two diverse parts of Judaism.

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