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Shavuot (a two-day holiday, celebrated on May 30–June 1, 2017) coincides with the date that G‑d gave the Torah to the Jewish people at Mount Sinai more than 3,300 years ago. It comes after 49 days of eager counting, as we prepared ourselves for this special day.

It is celebrated by lighting candles, staying up all night to learn Torah, hearing the reading of the Ten Commandments in synagogue, feasting on dairy foods and more continue reading . . .

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Lisa Providence, RI May 31, 2017

I don't mind going 48 hours eating dairy products! Reply

Anonymous May 31, 2017

Thank your for the email. Although I am not Jewish, I read and study the Hebrew Bible and commentaries. I am being more and more enlightened as to G-DS plan for us. Reply

Andrea June 15, 2017
in response to Anonymous:

I'm not Jewish either but have Jewish family Reply

Rebecca Lee May 30, 2017

Thank you for the suggestion, Shoshana McKinney! Yes, there are many 'dairy alternatives', often healthier for us, that are delicious and readily available in many areas or through the internette. It's so great to have options that are more conscientious in the context of this beautiful planet we've been given to dwell on, and far more compassionate toward our beautiful fellow living beings! Reply

Meir Weiss May 28, 2017

And if one is god forbid allergic or lactose intolerant one is ch"v not required to force oneself to eat dairy.

My holiday meal is first dairy for breakfast, then when comes time for the lunch festive meal after morning prayers I eat meat in honor of the yom tov.

that is what some do.

carry on:)

me

hag mattan torasainu mitzuyan

a most joyous excellent holiday of giving the present of torah to the entire world Reply

Anonymous LA June 10, 2016

Eating dairy is not an obligation. It is a custom or tradition that can be fulfilled optionally. So you don't have to have dairy if you don't want it; or if you had meat certainly don't have dairy afterwards. Reply

belinda April 26, 2017
in response to Anonymous:

Because when Moses received the Ten commandments and came to give it to the People, there
was no time to make sacrifices. Thats why it is customary not to eat meat in Shavuot. Reply

Shoshana McKinney Dallas via chabadnt.com June 10, 2016

Paleo Shavuot! There is Toffuti brand Better Than Cream Cheese that I use for making sips and sauces instead of dairy. It's wonderful and no one can tell! Reply

Milagro Guardiola New York, NY June 10, 2016

Eating Diary Shavuot is a time I enjoy eating diary. It's the only time I know to eat as much diary as I'd like and really enjoy it. It's fun! Have as much as you want! Reply

Mia June 9, 2016

What if you just started the paleo and you're doing great and don't want to eat dairy? Then what? Reply