What better way to celebrate Chinese New Year than with a Chinese-themed challah from our favorite Chinese-Jewish contributor.
We’ve compiled a list of 39 things to eat, watch, read and do on Chrismukkah. The only hard part now is choosing!
Chinese food is synonymous with behaving badly in Ashkenazi culture, Andrew Dubrov writes. Calvin Trillin critics should chew on that.
A New Jersey synagogue had recently arrived Syrian refugees join them for what has become Jewish tradition on Christmas: Chinese Food.
Growing up in ‘less-than-Jewy’ Delaware, Marla Fogelman dreaded Christmas. Only as she became more observant did she begin to appreciate the holiday, eggnog and all.
For Jews, Christmas holds the promise of massive amounts of Chinese food. That’s why Harvard prof Ben Edelman’s decision to feud with a restaurateur over $4 is so very wrong.
Wednesday is special — very, very special. Celebrate the Jewish way with homemade Chinese fortune cookies, complete with one-of-a-kind, no-dictionary-needed fortunes.
As many of you, my co-religionists out there, may have done, I chose to spend my 25th of December as I have for much of my life: I ate Chinese food and watched movies. So what’s with Jews and Chinese food? I mean, I love the stuff, but you have to admit, this is a pretty ridiculous tradition. Songs and literature have been written on it; this year social media was even buzzing with mock halachah on why Jews eat Chinese food on X-mas. But as ridiculous as it is, it is pretty delicious, so I’m going to keep doing it. But this year was the first year that I decided to cook the Chinese food myself, which proved a lot more difficult than I would have thought.
Sure, you could sit at home with some lo mein and grab an action flick. But Christmas is far from a wasteland for Jewish events. We’ve rounded up something for everyone.
For many Jews, going out for Chinese food on Christmas is a time-honored ritual — almost as classic as eating matzo on Passover. But as with any tradition, the fun lies in making it your own. Go beyond cookie-cutter Christmas Chinese with our picks in New York and beyond.