Shavuot and Milking Cows for Kosher Milk

Shavuot and Milking Cows for Kosher Milk

Shavuot Milk
It was great to see the wonderful guests who participated in the Shavuot Holiday. On Sunday before Shavuot, Rabbi Edery together with the Chabad House kids went to milk cows. Kosher milk means that the milk is from a kosher animal, and was supervised from the beginning of the milking process, that no non-kosher milk was mixed in. In New Zealand for example, it is not uncommon that ”dig” milk is mixed into cow milk, as it adds to the longevity of the milk and to the taste as well.
The area that the Rabbi goes to milk is called ”Moriya”, like Mt.Moriah in Jerusalem where the Temple was built. It is a 2 hour drive each way. Around 40 liters are bought, then the pasteurizing process starts, back in the Chabad House in Tokyo. The milk is boiled and bottled, some frozen for later use. Now the milk can be used. For Shavuot we made blintzes, hot cocoa and other dairy foods as is customary.

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