Cheesecake, anyone? It's Shavuot
The Jewish holiday of Shavuot begins at sundown tonight.
It is the holiday commemorating the anniversary of the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses and the Israelites at Mount Sinai. The holiday ends at sundown June 9.
Shavuot is also known as the Festival of Weeks, celebrating the harvest season in Israel.
Holidays on the Net says shavuot means “weeks,” refering to the timing of the festival which is seven weeks after the holiday of Passover.
OK, where does the cheesecake come in?
Well, Jewish faith community members traditionally eat dairy-filled items like ice cream, cheesecake and blintzes during Shavuot for a variety of reasons. The most notable is because of the phrase in the Torah that says the Lord gave the Israelites the land flowing with milk and honey.
So many Jewish families will likely feast on cheesecake, my favorite dessert by the way, tonight or at some point during the next couple of days as they celebrate Shavuot.
For more information, about Shavuot, visit Holidays on the Net.
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