Jewish mothers are, of course (at least according to the stereotype) forever feeding their progeny. What if you could turn the (kitchen) table on yours this Mother’s Day, celebrating her with a gift of ongoing culinary delights? We found a great way for you to do just that, in the form of a wide range of food-or-drink-of-the-month clubs. From baked goods to wine to spices, there’s something to suit every personality and taste — and your mother will think of you fondly every time a delicious delivery arrives at her door.
Lag B’Omer is one of those little-known Jewish holidays, the kind that passes unnoticed among most American Jews. Perhaps they would be more interested if they knew it involved barbecue — and a couple of really good stories. Widely celebrated in Israel, it’s known as a family-focused celebration filled with grilled meats and carob cakes and bows and arrows.
Remember Chrismukkah of 2016, when Christmas fell smack in the middle of Hanukkah? Or Thanksgivukkah, that semi-rare event when Hanukkah happened to fall on that most American of holidays, Thanksgiving? (The last time this happened was 2013.) Now there’s another unicorn of a day. I’m talking about the fact that the barbecue-and-bonfire focused Lag Ba’Omer holiday this year falls on Mother’s Day.
For the first time, the Canadian government has introduced criminal charges against a company for falsely claiming that its products were kosher.
On the way home from the health clinic yesterday, my cabbie declared how much he loved his lord and savior. While delivering his Sermon on the Mount, he resembled the star of the 1971 movie Shaft—a leather cowboy hat, a skinny beard and moustache and exclaimed, “you should get in touch with Jesus to avoid the devil lurking behind TGI Friday’s.”