Judaism Unbound Bonus Episode: Shavuot Part III - What's the Deal with the Dairy?


But why is cheesecake part of Shavuot? Countless people have asked this question over the last few centuries, and a variety of answers have been provided. What are these answers? Why are dairy products considered by many to be an essential part of Shavuot? Dan and Lex look at this strange ritual, along with the (perhaps even strangers) arguments for it that have been discussed in Jewish texts. They also explore how we can create our own meanings for this quirky practice, along with the question of whether Jewish practices need to have tangible meaning at all!

Explore Shavuot's ritual of all-night study in a contemporary and entirely digital way with Shavuot Unbound!

Explore Shavuot's ritual of all-night study in a contemporary and entirely digital way with Shavuot Unbound!