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What is Cholent and Why Do Jews Eat It?

Dear JITC- Mayim Bialik just mentioned cholent on Jeopardy. What is it and why do Jews eat it? Thank you, A Dear A- Thanks for your question. Cholent is a form of stew traditionally eaten at the Shabbos afternoon meal. The reason for it is comparable to the reason for lighting Shabbos candles. Exodus 35:3 […]

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Mayim Bialik Helps Jeopardy Contestants Answer Question About Shabbos

A question about the Shabbos staple delicacy cholent stumped Jeopardy! contestants this week, and observant host Mayim Bialik helped explain the answer. As the $400 “Sabbath” category clue presented was a photo of the traditional slow-cooked stew, alongside the following: “Exodus 35:3 bans doing this on the Sabbath, hence the Jewish dish ‘cholent,’ which can […]

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Mayim Bialik Accepts Keter Shem Tov Award At All Star Awards

Actor, director, and producer Dr. Mayim Bialik is one of the most publicly observant Jews in the history of celebrities. She has used her platform to improve the name of the Orthodox Jewish community to the world, by using the term positively and publicizing and normalizing Jewish traditions most people don’t know about. To honor and […]

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