Further, the Talmud begins with the letter mem – gematria 40 – and ends with mem as well.According to the Zohar, each one of the 365 days of the year corresponds to a specific one of the Torah's 365 negative commandments. The Torah says: "Bring Bikkurim (first fruits) to the God's Holy Temple; don't cook a kid in its mother's milk" (Exodus ).We eat dairy foods on Shavuot to commemorate the 40 days that Moses spent on Mount Sinai receiving instruction in the entire Torah.

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Interestingly, we are instructed not to use the same loaf of bread for a meat meal and then later at a milk meal, lest some of the meat substance had splattered on the bread.

Thus by eating two meals – one of milk and one of meat – we inevitably have two loaves.

Moses was rescued by Pharaoh's daughter, who adopted Moses and took him to live in Pharaoh's palace.

But right away a problem arose: what to feed the baby.

The Talmud explains that his mouth needed to be kept totally pure, as it would one day communicate directly with God.

Finally Pharaoh's daughter found one woman who Moses agreed to nurse from – Yocheved, Moses' biological mother!

This corresponds to the special "Two Loaves" that were offered in the Temple on Shavuot.

An alternative name for Mount Sinai is Har Gav'nunim, the mountain of majestic peaks.

Another point to clarify: How were the Jews able to obtain milk on Shabbat, since milking an animal falls under the prohibited activity of mefarek?

The answer is that the Jews already had milk available from before Shabbat, which they had been using to feed the various animals that accompanied their journeys in the wilderness.

Until then, the Jews had not followed these laws, thus all their meat – plus the cooking pots – were now considered "not kosher." So the only alternative was to eat dairy, which requires no advance preparation.