Friday, October 7, 2011


I think there's room for genuine disagreement here. The CAPS are suspect, but I can also see an argument for using them given that this isn't the word "breakfast" as we're used to. It doesn't help that, as I have mentioned, I think sometimes "Vivian" is Ellen, and other times NOT.

Vivian October 7, 2011 at 3:05 pm
Does anyone here know what the proper protocol for bringing food is to Jewish people for BREAK-FAST?
I have been invited, and would want to bring a cheesecake, but it would have to be refrigerated, and I do not want to come to early with a cheesecake that needs refrigeration.
meme October 7, 2011 at 4:50 pm
Oh hi Ellen.
another anon October 7, 2011 at 5:21 pm
Do you know how religious they are? And whether they keep kosher or to what extent? If they are very strict about keeping kosher (e.g., separate dishes for meat and dairy), there is not going to be much you can bring that they will eat. What about bringing a small hostess gift instead, like a potted plant or something along those lines?
SAlit-a-gator October 7, 2011 at 5:32 pm
I think Vivian is refering to the Jewish custom of fasting for Yom Kippur (this weekend) and then celebrating with friends and family afterwards (called breaking the fast).
Houda October 8, 2011 at 6:40 am
If they are sephardic or originally from North Africa then they wil be celebrating Mimouna (at the end of pessah).
The tradition in Morocco is that, when muslims go visit their jewish neighbours for mimouna they bring sweets, dates (dried fruit from palm trees), apples, and maybe a little gift for the smallest kids in the family who would be celebrating their first mimouna.
Usually, it’s the jewish family that hosts a lavish meal so no need to bring food, but a nice gift for the smallest children or the hostess is always welcome.
Houda October 8, 2011 at 6:43 am
And I just realized that the discussion was about yom hakkipurim (sorry). for that, I have no advice… never been to one.
Missy October 7, 2011 at 7:17 pm
Bring fruit. It can be served with meat or dairy, it doesn’t have to be purchased in a special kosher incarnation, it doesn’t need to be refrigerated (or can be stored in a cooler for the day), it is good to eat after fasting, and you can slice it up when you arrive. Safest option I know.
1L-1 October 10, 2011 at 10:53 am
Excellent suggestion! (Speaking as an orthodox Jew.)

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