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Happy Thanksgiving from Oy Bay

Posted by Oyster on November 24, 2006

Turkey Kosher Thanksgiving

A few things:

  • In case you thought you were living in sin, turkey is kosher!
  • Leading Rabbis deem Thanksgiving to be a ‘kosher’ holiday, as long as you don’t ritualize it or make it mandatory.
  • I attended the “Turkey Bowl” again this year. This is where the alumni and current members of two South Bay AZA chapters come and play a game of football Thanksgiving Day morning (pictures coming soon!).
  • Second only to the US, Israel is the largest (per-capita?) consumer of turkey meat in the world. “According to the National Turkey Federation, Israel leads the world in turkey consumption. At a whopping 26.9 pounds per capita in 1996, Israelis consumed about 45% more than Americas, who are the world’s number two consumers.” That’s a lot of shwarma!

Happy Thanksgiving, from all of us at Oy Bay. 🙂

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10 Responses to “Happy Thanksgiving from Oy Bay”

  1. Oyster said

    I’m soooooo not fit for being an Orthodox rabbi. My brain is dizzy from reading that article explaining why turkey is kosher…

  2. jlifer fo' sho' said

    When you’re a vegetarian, it’s all kosher! Which can strip Thanksgiving of its coolness.

  3. Oyster said

    Silly J-Lifer, everyone knows that the coolness of Thanksgiving is in the stuffing! 🙂

  4. dave said

    no I think its the leftovers

  5. Oyster said

    Yeah, thanks to my family, I’m eating some now for lunch. Yum!

  6. Ron said

    What? where id you get this?

    I always waondered what the heck are we doing with all the LUF!

  7. Oyster said

    Ron, I LUF you! :-p

    Seriously, though. Eating Thanksgiving left-overs long after Turkey Day has flown the coop is a veritable and time-honored American tradition, second only to luge-lessons whilst wearing meat-helmets.

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