I'm about as Jewish as I am a super model, but the Mr.'s mother is Jewish. Technically my girls are not because their mama is not Jewish, but always one to buck authority, I say they have as much right to their father's heritage as they do to my Italian one.
I especially love preparing meals for the Jewish holidays, since food is very symbolic. Last week, while listening to NPR, I overheard an interview about a family that emigrated from Russia. Their first Thanksgiving here was perplexing, because they wanted to know why turkey was customary. In Judaism, almost every food on the holiday table has significance. Apples and honey are served during Rosh Hashanah for hopes of a sweet new year. Leavening agents are forbidden during Passover because there was no time to wait for the dough to rise when the Jews were freed from slavery and made their exodus from Egypt.
Hanukkah, which starts this evening, celebrates a miracle. Like history in every religion, there was much bloodshedRead More »from User post: Festival of Lightsâ€”and jelly donuts too!