Say CHEESE for Shavuos!

Contrary to all other Jewish holidays, when we prepare festive meals that include both fish and meat, signifying rejoicing in His benevolence that grants us abundance, traditional Shavuos table is laden with dairy dishes, from blintzes to cheesecakes, and anything milky delicious you can think of.  One of the reasons for this unique menu is explained in this short video.

Shavuos has a very special personal meaning for me. Four years ago, when I lost my father, May His Soul Rest in Peace, I started this blog in order to share with you, Beautiful People, my way of celebrating my father’s birthday. He was born on Shavuos, and for twenty years, after my mother’s passing, May Her Soul Rest in Peace, I would make a birthday party for him by cooking and baking all his favorite Shavuos dairy dishes.

Sadly, tonight, because of Covid 19, it will not be like every year, when friends and family would gather around my table and raise a glass of wine to the memory of my father whom they all loved. Yet I still made all my father’s favorite dishes, photographed them, and sent pictures to friends and family – as we say in Russian, “from our table to yours.” Please join us in spirit, Beautiful People – here is my table.

Happy Shavuos!  A Freilechen Yontif! Hag Kosher v’Sameach!

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via My Shavuos Menu

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  2. It looks so festive and beautiful! My hope is your Father is seeing it and smiling.

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Mimi! We did have a beautiful holiday, and all throughout I have felt that my father was with us.

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      1. How nice, in your father’s memory 🙂
        I really like the look of the string beans and houmous :p I like how you photographed it. Xo

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      2. Thank you so much, dear Oscar, for a lovely comment.

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  3. GP Cox says:

    By caring for the health of others, I believe we are all celebrating and observing the wishes of our religious groups.
    Let’s make a pack to make an even larger celebration next year.

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    1. Amen – let’s! Thank you for stopping by and commenting, GP

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  4. Fascinating video. I am sorry that you cannot celebrate in your normal way this year

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    1. Thank you for understanding, Derrick. And thank you for stopping by and commenting.

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  5. Hi there Dolly ! I hope you are well . You gesture is very loving I’m memory of your dad and mom. Let us pray for the pandemic to leave us soon. It seems as though you have been blogging l for a longer time. Cheerful healing hugs to you! ❤️❤️☕️☕️

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment, darling! You are so sweet!

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      1. You are very welcome Dolly! Have blessed and safe week ahead!🌺🌺🌺🙏🙏🙏

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      2. You do the same, dear friend!

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  6. Garfield Hug says:

    A memorial for your late father done well! Thanks for sharing a bit more of your Jewish culture. I learnt something new 🙂

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment, darling.

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  7. Lulu: “Happy Shavuos to you! Yeah, this is definitely a year unlike any other year, that’s for sure …”

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    1. Sure is, Lulu! Our Mama is always at home, even when she says she is working and tells us to get off the table because her students can see us. So what – let them see, right?
      Thank you, dear Lulu!
      Meows and purrs,
      The Cat Gang

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  8. What a loving tribute, Dolly! ❤

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Anna!

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  9. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    MAY WE SORROW—BUT CELEBRATE—ALONG WITH YOU?

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    1. Most certainly, dear friend, and I thank you for your compassion and understanding. And, of course, for reblogging!

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      1. It is a hard thing to lose someone close.

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      2. It is, and I was very close to my father.

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  10. Joëlle says:

    Our loved ones are with us in spirit on many occasions, whether festive or more ordinary. I think of my maternal grandmother every time I go outside to hang clothes — a very plain activity but one that she was very attached to: “As long as I can hang my clothes on the line I am fine” she used to say. I am sure your father’s and mother’s spirits were at your wonderful table for Shavuos — not to mention your grandmother who taught you so many recipes!
    Take care, Dolly 😻

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful comment, dear Joelle!
      Be well and stay safe!

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  11. Sorry, just had to laugh about the “lighning Mosche” on the left. 😉 You are unbelievable, with this great Shavos dish too. Isnt anything better as sitting all around the table. A tradition we lost, with school dishes, and the Mc… companies. Thank you for remembering, and your efforts on bringing this back. Best wishes, Michael

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    1. I am blushing all over the internet, Michael! Thank you so very much; you are too kind!
      Best wishes to you as well, dear friend.

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