More comedians should be like Larry David. Asking questions. And Passover is nothing if not a holiday about questions. So... L.D. & Passover? A perfect match. It was the AHA Gefilte Fish moment.
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Clearly Shefi is just one example of young people who find their connection to their heritage through food, and no surprise that the Center for Jewish History is jumping on the bandwagon.
"It's not foie gras and caviar we are talking about," said Naama Shefi, the organizer of possibly the first ever gefilte fish convention. "Gefilte tas...
NOTE: These recipes are not for Passover.
Right now in supermarkets all over the country, shelves are stacked with boxes of matzo (and we should kn...
I've discovered that being Jewish can be just as much a cultural practice as a religious one. So, although I no longer go to temple, and I don't go to anyone's house for seder on Passover (unless I'm guilted into it), I am a cultural Jew.
A rabbi recently sent me an amusing email about the Jewish food we all had when young. He made reference to what he amusedly called "The Atkins Schmaltz Diet."
Heirloom tomatoes, ratatouille and butternut squash soup for Rosh Hashannah: The holiday brings home quiet moments in our lives that are otherwise jammed with obligations and fast meals.
If you want to impress your Jewish friends with some cool Passover facts, or if you need some good lines to break the ice with at your Seder, this is for you.
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