How Did the Jewish Holiday of Shavuot Become Cheesecake Day?

Rabbis offer explanations for the obscure correlation between Pentecost and dairy, plus one rather prosaic idea involving dessert.

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For weeks before Shavuot, Haaretz food editor Rotem Maimon tempts the news desk with cheesecake samples, and asks the editors to judge them. He then compiles a list of the best cheesecakes in Israel. But how...