Nina, an elderly woman in the former Soviet republic of Moldova, used to be a brilliant doctor. She was once fluent in Yiddish, Russian, and Ukrainian, yet today, she suffers from dementia, and is often disoriented. She only remembers Ukrainian, since that was her first language, and suffers from heart disease and glaucoma.
On Shavuot, which begins the evening of June 8, Jews often eat foods with dairy. They do this because the holiday is linked to the Exodus from Egypt into the Promised Land, “a land flowing with milk and honey.” This non-meat version of lasagna and cheese make it a perfect recipe for serving during Shavuot.
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