Posts Tagged ‘jewish’

The Superbowl is going Kosher

Monday, February 1st, 2010

This year, for the first time ever, a deal has been struck to provide Jews at the Superbowl with Kosher food!

Kosher Sports Inc., a foods provider to a number of ballparks and stadiums, mostly on the East Coast, will be vending their Kosher foods at Miami’s Dolphins Stadium for both the Superbowl and Pro Bowl in 2010.

Some of the available foods include hot dogs, sausages and salami sandwiches!

Read more about it here.

David Beckham is kind of Jewish

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Perhaps you’ve heard of him. From what we can tell, he’s a pretty good soccer players. Well, a few years ago, Beckham, the European-turn-American soccer player with a large cross tattoo on his chest, found out that his mother comes from a Jewish family.

Beckham wasn’t raised a Jew, and doesn’t practice any religion these days, but upon finding out that he was “half Jewish” (his words, not ours), he got a tattoo on his arm that reads, “I am for my beloved and my beloved is for me,” a quote that some of you might recognize from the Song of Songs (Ani L’Dodi, V’Dodi Li).

“shul” actually means “school”

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

We use the word “shul” because that’s what our grandparents said… but why did they say it?

The word “shul” is derived from the Yiddish word for “school”, and helps to emphasize the importance of study in the synagogue.