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    Blintzes on Shavu’ot – Ask the Rabbi

    Q. Why do we have blintzes on Shavu’ot?

    HeadshotsA. We read in Ezekiel 3:3, “Eat this scroll … like honey for sweetness”; blintzes are like little scrolls.

    Why the cheese filling? Verse 4 says, “Speak My words to the Children of Israel”, and cheese reminds us that Torah is compared to milk – as milk is the basic physical nourishment of a human being, so is Torah the basic spiritual food.

    The commentators regard Ezekiel as saying, “Digest the contents of this scroll and take them to heart”.

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