Re: Shabbos meals #belarus


As a teenager in London, England, I was becoming more religious, and my parents agreed to let me join a Jewish religious school and one of the conditions from the school was that my parents had to make a proper Friday night dinner with kiddush, etc. They felt that it had to be fried fish every week because they drew their inspiration from friends who were more religious and always had fried fish on Friday night. I have no idea of the roots of these friends, but I also always wondered why. Then an idea came to me, that possibly in the old country they did not want to overtly offend their Catholic neighbors (who do not eat meat on Fridays), so they went for the fish option. Just an idea, but I have nothing to base this on.

David ZiantsĀ 

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