Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Dairy on Shavuot, Part III


Here is a third reason for eating dairy on Shavuot:

Meat is generally expensive, and is considered food of the wealthy; people who are humble and of low social status have historically eaten less expensive, dairy foods. Since Torah is given specifically to those who are humble, we show humility by eating dairy on Shavuot.

(cited in Taamei haMinhagim)

Have a great day,

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