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Shavuot Food : Turn Torah Fest into a Veggie Feast


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/celebrations_simchas/article/shavuot_food_turn_torah_fest_into_a_veggie_feast_20050610

Shavuot, which marks the receiving of the Ten Commandments by Moses, was often referred to as the Jewish Thanksgiving or the "Feast of the First Fruits," a time when farm bounty and grains were brought to the ancient Temple. The harvest often included wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates. In modern times, Shavuot inspires the preparation of many delicious and traditional recipes that usually feature a variety of vegetarian and dairy foods. Milk, eggs and cheeses of all kinds are used in abundance.

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