It sounds dumb to say it out loud, but I’d never given much thought up until now as to WHY we eat only dairy on Shavuot. But the d’var Torah in synagogue this week caught my attention when I heard one reason:
“Having just received The Law at Sinai, the Israelites were confused about the laws of kashrut, especially as it pertained to the preparation of animals. In order to make sure they didn’t break the commandments they had just accepted, the Israelites opted to eat a dairy meal.”
From where I stand right now, I think the Israelites made a wise choice.
This year, I’m raising my glass of 2% skim and toasting those wise wise Israelites.