From How to Be a Heroine (Samantha Ellis)

“The boys were studying fascinating, abstruse Talmud, while we girls learned each festival via its cakes. We baked honeycakes for Rosh Hashanah, hamentaschen for Purim, macaroons for Pesach. One day we left the creamy Shavuot cheesecakes to cool while we went off to learn about the purity laws. We returned to find nothing but crumbs. The boys had eaten the cakes. As we washed up the empty tins, I wondered why no one else was angry.”

(Reblogged from Lilit Goes)

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