Last year Black Friday bled into Thanksgiving Day and this year it essentially began on Monday of Thanksgiving week. The following week we can look forward to Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday. That is the American order. “After you feel guilty for your gluttony, please give to charity.” But in my world, Jewish values tell me that giving charity (tzedekah) comes way before buying tchotchkes. Whatever faith you are or are not, I’m confident that my readers agree with me.
I’m happy to be coming up for air at the end of an entire month of holidays! In the meantime, even with Succot over, it’s never too late to enjoy a warm, healthy and hearty bowl of soup.
With the start of the secular holiday season upon us, now is a great time to read my Jewish Food Experience article about healthy eating during the holidays. Be sure to also click on the accompanying Mama Soup recipe. Thanks, Mom!