Christmas Finds Jews Going Out For Chinese

Dec 24, 2012

What's the deal, you’re wondering, with Jewish people and Chinese restaurants on Christmas?

Sun Sentinel religion writer Lois Solomon traces the long history of America's Jewish Christmas dinner and how immigration and cultural diets played a part in creating the tradition. It even found a place in the record of U. S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan's Senate confirmation hearing:

Local Chinese restaurateurs are preparing for the Christmas crowds, Solomon writes, and Jewish South Floridians will be there, says food critic Hanna Raskin: "There's a need to observe tradition in December, no matter what religion you belong to."