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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

"Why Jews Eat Chinese Food On Christmas..." 'Obama Da Dog' (Encore)

"Obama Da Dog wishes everyone a Joyous Holiday season and to remember that everyday is Thanksgiving even though today is Christmas..." Note; This blog also appeared as an opinion article this same day of Christmas in the Kaua'i Garden Island news; under the title;" A holiday tradition...." http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-for-saturday-december/article_a5e97f0c-2dfc-11e1-b984-001871e3ce6c.html


This blog originality ran as Dakinetalk Blog # 521 on 12-24-11. Because of it's popularity  our editors decided to run it again an an encore blog!

The big question this time of year is why do my people (Jewish people) eat Chinese food on Christmas?

 It's a tradition that started since most Chinese people are not Christian and do not celebrate the holiday, therefore those in the restaurant business stay open when literally everything form shopping malls, movie theaters, bowling alleys, sporting events, public libraries, public pools, even grocery and drug stores are closed on Christmas. 

On December 25Th, the United States is pretty much closed down, but 90 years ago, things were really closed . It was either church or family and friends at home. Therefore  Jewish people had nothing to do until they discovered Chinese restaurants were open.   
Chinese restaurant owners did not discriminate. They did not care whether they served blacks, Jews, Portuguese  or space aliens. They treated all their customers with due respect. This was unique at a time when a Jewish person could be turned away at the door of a restaurant since anti-semitism was a real thing. The Chinese restaurant owners didn't care and  the more people meant more  money.  
 
One obstruction for Jews to get over was that Chinese food was filled with non-kosher ingredients like shellfish and pork. Some just held their nose and ate it. In the late 1950s, there evolved this humorous concept of “safe treyf.” (non kosher food) Obviously, treyf (non-kosher food)is forbidden but “safe treyf” means it’s prohibited but OK. If you can’t see the pork in the won-ton soup stock, Or if the shrimp in the shrimp chow mein is chopped up into little tiny pieces  that you really can’t recognize then it’s OK.

The irony about all this hoopla of Jews having nothing else to do on Christmas is that Jesus himself was a practicing Jew and I would bet my matzo ball soup he would most likely had eaten kosher Chinese food on December 25Th with a message of peace and aloha to one and all.


 Merry solstice, Happy Christmas and rejoice in Chanukah!


Now as an encore or as in Hawaii we say Hana hou, enclosed is a poem and joke to go with today's blog!
"Twas the night before Christmas and there was hardly a sound,
As Jews jumped in their cars and drove to Chinatown.
Their orders were given to waiters with care,
In hopes that won-ton soup soon would be there.
The children finished their noodles and nestled in their beds,
While visions of fortune cookies danced in their heads.
Now, Moment takes an inquiring look,
At how this love affair with Chinese food took."—Nonna Gorilovskaya


A Chinese / Jewish Restaurant Joke


A Jewish man and a Chinese man were conversing. The Jewish man commented upon what a wise people the Chinese are.


"Yes," replied the Chinese man, "Our culture is over 4,000 years old. But, you Jews are a very wise people, too."
The Jewish man replied, "Yes, our culture is over 5,000 years old."

The Chinese man was incredulous, "That's impossible, he replied. Where did your people eat for a thousand years?    


Mele Kalikimaka & Haouli Makahiki Hou!


Extra, Extra read all about it,  sign of the times,Newsweek  prints final edition and will go 100% electronic.
http://en.rian.ru/business/20121224/178379163.html




Hana Hou, (Encore) Shared from Facebook...






15 comments:

Chester "Unc" Lau said...

per URL , "Newsweek prints final edition." " So will go all printed matters-now figure out a way to do without paper money..."

KimoRosen said...

per URL , "Newsweek prints final edition." Unc, it's already here, most people use debit cards in lieu of writing checks or cash....

Steven Eayrs said...

"Just skip the pork fried rice and shrimp egg rolls. (-: blessings bro."

KimoRosen said...

brah, dat's da most ono (delicious) so can't skip. read my blog today it will explain safe tef (safe non kosher food)

Steven Eayrs said...

"ha...i should of read it first. (-:"

Davis '3-D" Danizier said...

Mazel Tov and Happy Hanukkah, James Kimo Rosen

Chester "Unc" Lau said...

There are Chinese Veggie restaurants that serve 100 percent Kosher foods in Hong Kong,Taiawn & perhaps China itself,the foods are absolutely tasty and you'll found MORE Jewish & Arab patrons there than Chinese...Ha ha..I understand some Best Chinese restaurants in NYC are own by Jewish people,Shalom & Happy Holidays EVERYDAY

KimoRosen said...

Unc, thew question remains do they serve kosher pigs feet? ;D)

KimoRosen said...

BTW, it's Obama Da Dog's Birthday today too! ;D)

Karen Janik said...

Happy Birthday Obama!

Chester "Unc" Lau said...

"If da Pig was Blessed by a Rabbi,it's Kosher :-) Not by any Republicans :-)"

Irina Briksa said...

"Happy Birthday to Obama Dog!"

Chester "Unc" Lau said...

per URL , "Newsweek prints final edition." "Bad ding about credit cards,you no see da monie going out so you spend what U no have..."

KimoRosen said...

per URL , "Newsweek prints final edition." Unc, debit cards, debit your checking account, they look like credit cards but are just an electronic way of saving to write a check...

Chester "Unc" Lau said...

"per URL , "Newsweek prints final edition."

"I think debit cards are good,..if U no have da money in da bank,they Stop payment. Credit card would BILL you for the money you borrowed with interest....that's why thy call it "SMART CARD"..so da bank is laughing all the ways to da Bank ...Merry Xmas & Happy Holidays,I wonder how much da Banks made on the Holidays...I say,how about 365 holidays a year Why work,da gavament provides..."