The Jewish Tradition of Chinese Food and a Movie on Christmas


‘Tis the season for another round of reposts! (How long are blogger maternity leaves anyways?)

What’s a Jew on Christmas to do? When you feel like the only kid in town without a Christmas tree is the answer to eat Chinese food and watch a movie? 

Sure, you could partake in that age-old Jewish tradition, but there’s an even older Jewish tradition happening this year on December 25 – Shabbos.  So why not also take some time to fill ‘er up on a deeper part of your heritage. And find out why I Don’t Roll on Shabbos.

When you know how special your own heritage is, you won’t have to worry about dealing with missionaries.

Good Shabbos!





Allison is the Founder and Director of Jew in the City. Please find her full bio here.


  1. Keriann Meyers : December 30, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Thanks! Very informative. I always really like your posts.

  2. Heather L Z’s dad here. (She told me to check out your blog.)

    You could always do both! (Shabbat and Chinese) At Agudath our Kiddush on Shabbat Shmot was a limitless Chinese banquet. (Good for me as it was a meat Kiddush!)

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