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Fill the Void
Matrimonal drama shows off the traditions if not the inner turmoil of ultra-Orthodox Jews
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The Rabbi’s Cat
Arabesque animated fable offers a feline’s take on Middle Eastern religion
V.20 No.7 | 2/17/2011
The whole village is invited to the ninth annual festival of all things klezmer
The whole village is invited to the ninth annual festival of all things klezmer at KlezmerQuerque 2011.
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Quiches, Kugels and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France
Joan Nathan, famed Jewish cookbook author, brightens up a Duke City fundraiser
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FlashQuiz: Kashrut Foods, Gesundheit
It’s Hannukah. My parents invited the children up to their place last night to celebrate with a glazed ham. We’re those kinds of Jews. That is to say, we’re the Albuquerque sort of Jewish, which is much like the Albuquerque sort of Catholic—we love the gift-giving holidays and the food and the iconography, but we really can’t deal with the actual religion part. Also, we’re half-Catholic.
Pork is treif, off-limits to the chosen sons of Abraham. This is also proof that God has a terrific sense of humor, since He gave everyone I’ve met in His minions an unrequited love for bacon.
For Hannukah, since I have some making up to do, I give to you “In the business of making traif: My year in a pork rind factory” on JWeekly.com. I also give you Jews4Bacon.com, a store that peddles merchandise emblazoned with the baconated Star of David (or “Star of Bacon”) below:
Deuteronomy may have been right about a few things. It’s true, we shouldn’t have eaten pelicans, and we still shouldn’t. But bacon is delicious, and pigs are a lot cleaner than you think. Chickens and cows are dirty at least. And we’re allowed to eat stuffed derma? Derma? Who made these rules anyway? I don’t think they’ll make anything delicious out of pelicans, but c’mon. Bacon? Show your support for bacon and its deliciousness and buy some of our great and ever-expanding line of merchandise. JEWS FOR BACON—because they didn’t have bacon back then.
And finally, I give you a picture quiz that identifies some of the animals that are verboten to snack on in Judaism. I like how when you pick the wrong answer, it tells you “No! Bear meat is not kosher!” Just like grandma used to.
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