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Cheese Blintzes

Blintzes are eastern European. The Yiddish word is a variation of the Russian "blini" and means pancake. Along with gefilte fish and bagels, blintzes rank among the classics of Jewish cooking.

On Shavuot, the Festival of Weeks, devout Jews celebrate God’s gift of the Torah to the people of Israel at Mount Sinai. Traditionally, Jewish families will serve sweet and dairy dishes on this occasion. There are many reasons for this: It is said that the Torah is as sweet and nutritious as milk and honey. The letters of Hebrew word "chalav" (milk) have the numerical value of 40 (2+30+8=חלב) and thus recall the 40 days that Moses spent receiving the word of God on Mount Sinai. For others, the white color of milk symbolizes the purity of Mosaic law.

Cheese blintzes can be prepared in a particularly symbolic form: if you don’t fold but roll up two blintzes and place them next to each other, they resemble Torah scrolls.

Yiddisch, everyday language of Eastern European Jews, with German, Hebrew and Slavic elements.