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New Jersey Jewish Standard, December 28, 2012

New Jersey Jewish Standard, December 28, 2012

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Published by Larry Yudelson
Arresting issue: Local rabbi goes to the Wall
on behalf of women’s prayer rights
Arresting issue: Local rabbi goes to the Wall
on behalf of women’s prayer rights

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December 28, 2012 ·
Vol. LXXXII ·
No. 14
· $1.00
 JSTANDARD.COM
2011
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NEW JERSEY 
 Jewish Standard
Arresting issue
Local rabbi goes to the Wallon behalf of women’s prayer rights
A TIMELIMIT ONREPORTINGABUSE?
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Jewish Standard (USPS 275-700 ISN 0021-6747) is published weekly on Fridays with an additional edition every October, by theNew Jersey Jewish Media Group, 1086 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666. Periodicals postage paid at Hackensack, NJ andadditional offices.
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FYI
China syndrome
W
hen does a habit become a tradition? When does a tradition become a joke? And when does a joke become a trend?T
hese are questions posed by an odd occurrence in Teaneck onTuesday.The habit of Jews eating at Chinese restaurants on Christmas is wellenough ingrained to be the topic of at least one master’s thesis.It also surfaced at Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court confirmation hear-ings in 2010. Sen. Lindsay Graham (R.-S.C.) had asked Kagan where shehad been last Christmas. “Like all Jews, I was probably at a Chinese res-taurant,” she replied. Fellow New Yorker Senator Chuck Schumer thenexplained: “Those are the only restaurants that are open!”That’s not the case in Teaneck, however, where kosher restaurantstend to stay open on Christmas. Which only heightens the question: Why did Chopstix, the townskosher takeout restaurant, sell twice as much on Tuesday as it did lastChristmas? At one point, it ran out of ingredients. According to the restaurants owner, Elie Katz, Chopstix put togethermore than 200 orders, “feeding more than one thousand people,” hesaid.But with the link between Jews and Chinese food going back nearly a century (Hannah Raskin summarizes her 100-page graduate thesis athttp://bit.ly/js-chin), why was this December 25 different than all otherChristmas nights?My theory: Blame Rabbi Eliyahu Fink of the Pacific Jewish Center, anOrthodox congregation in Venice, Calif.Last Wednesday, he suggested on Twitter that people post “hilchosChristmas” — that is to say, how Jewish law would create arcane ritualsto codify Christmas traditions. An example: “Xmas that falls on Shabbos: We do not sing Jingle Bellslest one build an instrument. Yesh omrim [some say]: lest we build asleigh.” (Posted by Rabbi Michael Bernstein, rabbi of a Conservativecongregation near Atlanta.)(More can be found at http://finkorswim.com/2012/12/23/hilchos-christmas/)This all led Rabbis Rick Brody and Rachel Kobrin — a marriedcouple who live in Austin — to post a tongue-in-cheek “Talmud forChristmas: Tractate Chopsticks” (http://bit.ly/js-chop) about the “theappropriate way for Jews to fully accomplish the obligations associated with eating Chinese food on December 24th/25th.” And as that made its way around the Internet and Facebook, theJews of Teaneck began to get hungry for Chinese food.That’s my theory, at least. When Katz was asked for an explanation, he replied: “I don’t know.But he did say that he was restocked and “ready for the Super Bowl.That’s another Jewish Chinese holiday.
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Contents
No 7%Yes 93%
Do you think Jonathan Pollard will ever bepardoned orparoled?How do you feel about the Women of the Wall?
To vote, log onto jstandard.com
FeAtUre
Bottling the bubbly 
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loCAl
Making an ex-messin a shul
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 Arts & CUltUre
Spielberg’s Jewish war
36
World
Downton Rabbi?England gets a new Chief 
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Federation’sprize officer
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ABOUT THE COVER
From the left, Emily Wolfson, 18, a member of Netzer, theReform movement’s international youth organization, RabbiElyse Frishman of Barnert Temple in Franklin Lakes, andRachel Cohen Yeshurun, an Orthodox Israeli who lives inJerusalem. The three women are davening on the courtyard of a police detention area in Jerusalem.

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