Tijuana was a welcoming destination for Jewish refugees who fled Europe, Asia and the Mideast looking for a better life. This is one family’s story, and a POCHO Rosh HaShanah (New Year) tradition because shanah sorta rhymes with Tijuana. The Jewish year 5775 begins at sundown Wednesday, September 24; we wish all who celebrate a happy, healthy, peaceful, loving, prosperous and sweet New Year.
OY! DON’T RUN AWAY SO FAST! HOW ABOUT SOME NICE KOSHER NACHOS AKA TOTOPOS DE GRIBEÑES CON GUACAMOLE?
American Jews — like most Americans — agree*. Mexican Coke tastes better than American Coke. Why? Because it’s made with real cane sugar. American Coca-Cola is sweetened with High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS.) Like my Bubbeh (Abuelita) used to say, “Feh!”
But Mexican Coke also answers to a higher authority. Observant Ashkenazi Jews aren’t supposed to eat anything made with corn during the eight-day long Passover festival that begins Monday evening. Thus the imported soft drink — certified Kosher For Passover — has earned a place of honor at Passover Seder tables across Los United Estates. [Mas…]
Tijuana was a welcoming destination for Jewish refugees who fled Europe, Asia and the Mideast looking for a better life. This is one family’s story.
Tijuana Jews by Isaac Artenstein on Vimeo.