Dear Friends, This week, in congregations all over the world, we begin reading from the Book of Leviticus, which is filled with laws about everything in life, including hundreds of laws concerning the food we eat. These restrictive dietary laws (called the laws of kashrut) have shaped our culture and our cuisine throughout history.
This Friday night, we will be exploring some of these laws in an effort to answer the following question: What is it that makes food Jewish?
How is chicken soup Jewish?
What makes a bagel more than a roll with a hole?
And what the heck is Gefilte Fish?
To answer these questions, we must begin with the Torah. Join us on Friday night as we explore some of the laws that have shaped the food of our faith.