View of the Tel Aviv seaside Israelis are routinely ranked among the healthiest people in the world, with one of the highest life expectancies. Find out why, and learn the secrets of the Israeli diet and lifestyle that you too can adopt for the New Year! The average life expectancy for Israelis as of 2021 is 83.2 years – that’s higher than in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, […]
Nittel Nacht: Jewish Christmas Eve Customs
Learn all about Nittel Nacht, the Ashkenazi Jewish tradition of games and gambling throughout the night before Christmas Did you know many Jews in Europe had special traditions for the night before Christmas? Called “Nittel Nacht” in Yiddish, it was a significant date on the calendar and is still a custom observed by some today. Learn about the hows and whys, and what it involves. Origins of Nittel Nacht Ashkenazi […]
Why Do American Jews Eat Chinese Food on Christmas?
Jews, Chinese Food, and Christmas Ever wondered why people joke about Jews eating Chinese food on Christmas? Is this a real tradition? Dig in and learn about the history of the American Jewish love affair with Chinese food, and how it came to be popularly associated with December 25th. American Jews and Chinese food Jews have loved Chinese food since the days of Eastern European Jewish immigrants living near Chinese […]