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NYC Mayor-Elect Eric Adams Postponed Inauguration to Post-Shabbos

While the inauguration has now been canceled due to an uptick of Covid cases, before that, mayor-elect of New York City, Eric Adams had postponed his inauguration to after Shabbos. The ceremony, which traditionally takes place at noon on January 1st, was planned to be moved to the evening so that Adams’ many Orthodox Jewish […]

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This Orthodox Jew Reunited The Monkees And Toured With A Beatle

As the son of a Holocaust-surviving cantor, David Fishof spent his childhood surrounded by Jewish liturgical music. Then as a young adult, he added in rock ‘n roll. Fishof grew up in Hackensack, New Jersey and attended Breuer’s Yeshiva in Washington Heights. “I had a brother Joey who was a graduate of Yeshiva University. He […]

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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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