Bagels, gefilte fish, Manischewitz, and other Jewish foods were used — and thrown — at Jewish punk concerts.
In the early 1990s, Gefilte F*ck singer Howard Hallis would take the stage clutching a bottle of Manischewitz wine. The Los Angeles band threw matzo, chocolate gelt and even its eponym at concertgoers. At one raucous show, Hallis emptied a container of gefilte fish into the mosh pit. The smushed, slimy, stinky fish pieces went all over the place, and people slipped around on them while moshing.
Little did I know, when my Indian-Israeli aunt insisted on visiting a certain spice shop during my visit to Mumbai, that it would be in the Lalbaug spice bazaar. I had marked the bazaar as a must visit on the Google map I “drew” while planning my trip to India. Like my aunt, many Indian Israelis visit this shop when they land in Mumbai. Lalbaug, the neighborhood, is also my dad’s old stomping ground.
My radar went off when Shayne Gryn told me his entire staff had called in sick. Strange though it sounded, I took him at his word.
It took Robert Kraft a few seconds to remember the name of his favorite bagel.