Elon Gilad


Is Valentine's Day Kosher?

By Elon Gilad

Is Valentine's Day Kosher?
Valentine’s Day involves plenty of worshipping of idols — or at least chocolates and flowers. So could it be considered kosher to celebrate day of love?Read More


It's Ice Cream for Breakfast Day — Really!

By Elon Gilad

It's Ice Cream for Breakfast Day — Really!
(Haaretz) — In 1966, on a dreary Saturday morning in Rochester, New York, Florence Rappaport’s surprised her young children with ice cream for breakfast. As she scooped the creamy treat into bowls for her ecstatic offspring, Joe and Ruth, she formally announced, “Today is Ice Cream for Breakfast Day.” And so, the social worker and mother of six created a holiday.Read More


'South Park' and the Jewish Red Heifer Tale of Armageddon

By Elon Gilad

'South Park' and the Jewish Red Heifer Tale of Armageddon
‘South Park’ riffed on the Biblical story of the red heifer and its putative signal of impending doom. It’s rooted in Judaism, but the Armageddon tale is probably a misunderstanding.Read More






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