Chinese Food on Christmas Day
In honor of a well beloved tradition that of course does not exist in Israel, many Americans Jews will be eating Chinese food on Christmas Day. Until recently, I thought my quest for this particular cuisine - not authentic Chinese in any way - authentic American cuisine - would be doomed to failure. But on a recent trip to a large super market in Hod HaSharon (הוד השרון) we found a food court. And in the food court there was the ubiquitous and familiar paper plate with 3 divisions designed for the dinner special.
Behold, they had Chinese food with lomein and sweet and sour chicken, beef and broccoli - the whole works. We indulged. Avi had a burger - see below.
Tomorrow when I wake up on December 25th I will not go to Hod HaSharon to eat - but I am comforted that if I wanted to celebrate Christmas as I have done for the past 35 years, it is possible.