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Yesterday it was kosher filet mignon.
One reader told me she will be in Israel for Rosh Hashanah.
And is now looking forward to the trip even more!
We also spoke about we have outlived our enemies.
… Its 167 B.C.E. Close to the story of Chanukah.
And you’re reading the Athens Times.
Here’s what you might have read.
“ The Syrian Greek army has taken control of the Jewish temple in Jerusalem.
It will be converted to a pagan temple.
King Antiochus has declared the following to be capital offenses.
The observance of Jewish dietary laws. The Jewish Shabbat. And the study of Torah.
All Torah scrolls will be burned!
In the near future Judaism and Monotheism will be things of the past.
Of interest only to historians.”
… It’s August 4th, 2004. And you’re reading the New York imes.
A headline catches your eye.
“Keeping Kosher, Greek Style, at the Olympics!”
“ Rabbi Mendel Hendel glued a mezuzah to the doorway of the only kosher restaurant in Athens.
And the kitchen soon sent out the first bowl of hummus.”
… It’s amazing!
The ancient Greeks are gone.
And the Jews?
We’re putting up a mezuzah. The Jewish symbol of Monotheism.
On the door of a kosher restaurant!
For people who come to see the Olympic games!
… And what about Shabbat?
“The restaurant will be closed to walk-in customers from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday.
But special precooked Sabbath meals can be ordered in advance, to eat in, or take out!”
… King Antiochus would be shocked. And very upset!
And you know what else would shock him?
The top of the page that you’re reading now.
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All the best,