As with all Jewish holidays, Shavuot begins at sundown. It is one of the three pilgrimage festivals. It is commanded in the Torah and was observed as a pilgrimage in ancient times – all Jews were to travel to the Temple in Jerusalem to offer a sacrifice. It is described in the Torah as a…

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Blintzes for Shavuot

When I was first married my husband’s darling grandmother gave me her recipe for blintzes. My husband and I set about making them. We cooked and cooked and cooked… and cooked. Finally my husband called his grandmother and asked her, “How many blitzes does this recipe make?!” She replied, “Oh, I use that one when…

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