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!
via My Shavuos Menu