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On the 4th of July, which this year falls on the Sabbath, I plan to celebrate the Jewish role of Revolutionary-period chocolate in North America with a homemade, refreshing, frozen hot chocolate. I recommend that you do the same.
There is a short passage in the book of Exodus that has beguiled and befuddled rabbinic scholars throughout the ages. It occurs immediately after the burning bush sequence, as Moses, his wife Zipporah, and their son, leave Zipporah’s homeland and travel to Egypt, where Moses plans to demand freedom for the enslaved Israelites. Suddenly, the text reads:
When is a fish not a fish?
On the first day of Passover, matzo is a novelty. Exotic, even.
In Israeli hospitals, visitors were astonished to find their bags rummaged through for contraband upon entry - only in this case contraband was not guns or drugs, but sandwiches and cookies.