Mexican Chef Pati Jinich Does Shabbat
By Rachel Ringler for Tablet Magazine
The Mexican-Jewish chef blends her roots to make chicken soup for the soul and guacamole topped with ‘gribenes’
Pati Jinich knows what it’s like to be a new immigrant in the United States. She came to this country on a visa when she was 24 years old and newly married. Homesick and unable to return to Mexico until her immigration papers were finalized she brought comfort to Texas by cooking the chicken soup of her youth for herself and her husband. The scent gave her rented duplex in Dallas a connection to home.
From Jewish Community Center of the Beach Cities
Q. I want to start celebrating a Shabbat dinner with my family what do I do?
A. Great idea! Shabbat dinner is one of those things that once you start you’ll find it hard to stop. It’s a wonderful time to bring the family together with no disturbances – no cell phones, ipods, tv or any other background noises. It’s a time to reflect on our spiritual well being while forgetting the busy schedules and tasks of the week.
Living Torah: A Unique Lesson for Shabbat Chanukah
The Shabbat of Chanukah is a unique time of year that has significant spiritual meaning for the Jewish people.
This Shabbat is “Shabbat Chanukah” – the Shabbat that coincides with Chanukah. In addition to this week’s Torah portion, Miketz (Genesis 41:1-44:17), we also read an additional section of the Torah relating to Chanukah. In this week’s United with Israel “Living Torah” column, we will discuss a Chanukah thought.