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When the Jews accepted the Torah, they wished to celebrate. However, they now had laws governing the preparation of kosher meat, and the lengthy preparation would delay their celebration. Thus, they prepared a dairy meal.

We commemorate this meal as it represents the joy felt by the Jews when they received the Torah. They immediately accepted the fact that meat would no longer be simple to prepare and forfeited this delicacy in favor of immediate celebration of the Torah.