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“PASS THE CHEESECAKE!” WHY DO WE EAT DAIRY ON SHAVUOT?

May 27th, 2020

One of the customs most associated with Shavuot is eating dairy foods, and particularly cheesecake. But how and when did this custom begin, and how is it that eating dairy foods is specifically tied up with our commemoration of the revelation at Mt Sinai?

Rabbi Dunner goes into all the details, revealing a variety of reasons to explain this unusual culinary custom.

So — line up a nice piece of cheesecake and some English tea with milk, as Rabbi Dunner regales you with an array of sources to unlock the mysterious origins of the connection between dairy foods and the festival of Shavuot.

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