Why American Jews Eat Chinese Food on Christmas

THE ATLANTIC
by Adam Chandler
December 23, 2014

…..The story begins during the halcyon days of the Lower East Side where, as Jennifer 8. Lee, the producer of The Search for General Tso, said, “Jews and Chinese were the two largest non-Christian immigrant groups” at the turn of the century. So while it’s true that Chinese restaurants were notably open on Sundays and during holidays when other restaurants would be closed, the two groups were linked not only by proximity, but by otherness…..READ MORE

 

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