Thursday, June 01, 2006


Limoges Coffee Set

I read this article with interest and amusement. The article appears on the Jewish Gates website and appears to be written by the site owner. Called The Influence of Coffee on Kabbalistic All-Night and Midnight Vigils it posits that a reason that we stay up all night on Shavuos is due to the invention of coffee. It appears that most of the article is taken from a paper by Elliott Horowitz, a researcher at Bar Ilan University who specialises in European History. I find the conclusions overly simplistic but it is still an interesting read.
(Hat tip to this post on The Last Trumpet blog)

Enjoy your cheesecake - and coffee!