Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Shavuot - Dairy, Part II


Yesterday I presented one reason for eating dairy foods on Shavuot.

Another reason is that the Jews returned to their tents from receiving the Torah and did not have time to prepare a meat meal, because they couldn't use food that had been cooked in their pre-Torah vessels and they would therefore have needed to prepare everything from scratch, with new implements.

Therefore, they took the easier route and prepared dairy. (Presumably this is easier because it can be prepared without heating anything up.)

(Mishneh Berurah 494:12)

Have a great day,

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