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Chicken Soup is the Jewish Penicillin

Main story:  A conversation was had between the informant and myself. The informant can be known as MC and I will be known as MH.  MC: So there is a saying that goes “chicken soup is the Jewish penicillin”.  MH: What does that mean, and is that recognized by the jewish community?  MC: I mean,… Continue Reading »

Afikoman

Main Piece: So a Jewish Tradition on Passover that we do is my dad will hide the Afikoman somewhere in our house. The afikoman is a few pieces of matzah bread wrapped in usually a cloth napkin. And after the seder dinner, my siblings and I would run around the house and try to be… Continue Reading »

Megilah Reading

Every Purim Jews congregate to listen to a reading from a book called the Megilah which features the backstory of Purim. It’s the most outwardly religious part of Purim. The congregation is encouraged to be active and loud, reacting verbally to every single mention of the characters’ names in the story. Mordecai and Ester (the… Continue Reading »

Stamp Out the Name

One tradition of the Jewish holiday Purim is to take measures to stamp out the name of Haman, the man who tried and failed to kill all Persian Jews in the Purim story. This manifests in other little traditions but one of the most literal involves people writing Haman’s name (in English or Hebrew) on… Continue Reading »