We are excited! We are soooo excited!! Shavuos is a time when men stay up all night learning or reciting the Tikkun Leil Shavuos as arranged by the ARIZa”L in the 16th Century. Ashkenazim read Akdomos, Sephardim sing Azharot and both recite Megillas Ruth. It is a time when we celebrate our having said “Na’aseh venishma – We will do and we will listen!” as Hakodosh Boruch Hu offered and gave us the Torah. But it is also a time when we eat lots of dairy foods: blintzes, cheesecake, and more! Some say we adapted this custom because of Shlomo Hamelech‘s portrayal of the Torah as “devash vechalav tachat leshonech – like honey and milk it lies under your tongue (Shir Hashirim 4:11)”
All the above should be enough to get us excited but there is more…
Contest! Contest! Contest!
We are proud to announce The Kosher Scene’s First Annual Shavuot Cheese Cake Contest. Please send your entries with detailed recipe and pictures (if possible, close ups preferred), no later than this coming Thursday, the 13th of May, by 5:00 Eastern Daylight Time. Entries will be judged on texture, crust, creative topping, recipe details and of course the overall taste. Don’t forget to include your full name and address, so we can let you know immediately if you win and send out the prize so that you receive it in time for Shavuos.
Winner will receive a beautiful assortment of Cholov Yisroel NK (Natural & Kosher) cheeses. We’ve reviewed them on this very pages.
You may also send in any of your favorite Shavuos recipes, the best ones will be featured, right here, on The Kosher Scene.