Monday, March 19, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Although this year’s theme may not live up to those of past years’, at least this year’s theme allows us to show off our vacation pictures. Scotland photos
Scotland we amazingly discovered that the Scots are one of the 10 lost tribes of ! Israel
We don’t expect you to take our word for it, we have proof!
Top Nine Proofs that the Scots are One of the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel (although Top Ten Lists are more traditional than Top Nine, this was all we could come up with, sorry.)
1. The “Chet” sound is prominent in Gallic as well as Hebrew, as in Challah and
2. The traditional garb of both the Kilt and the Tallit (Tallis) are made out of wool. In fact, the original kilts looked a lot like a Tallit. ( according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_kilt The kilt first appeared as the belted plaid or great kilt, a full length garment whose upper half could be worn as a cloak draped over the shoulder, or brought up over head as a cloak.) (The pronunciation of Kilt for the Ashkenazi Scots is ‘Kilce.’)
3. We found a web site that says that the Scots are One of the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel so it must be true http://thecapitalscot.com/pastfeatures/tribes.html.
4. The ingredients of the traditional delicacies of Jews and Scots are both from some of the less appetizing portions of the animal being cooked:
Scottish - Haggis (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/haggis-recipe/index.html),
Black Pudding (http://www.fife.50megs.com/black-pudding.htm),
Chicken Fricassee (http://www.jewishfood-list.com/recipes/poultry/stews/chickfricasseegibletsrice01.html )
Kishke, Helzel, Gribenes, P’tcha
(One of the comments on the Haggis recipe is: if this was standard fare in Glasgow in 1870, I am not surprised my Scottish great grandfather jumped ship in Australia.)
5. Sheep pastured all over the country so they can be used for Korban Pesach ("Paschal Lamb").
6. Shaarei Tzion girls are a branch of Clan MacKenzie (http://www.engelicuniforms.com/servlet/the-Schools-and-Groups-cln-Yeshiva-Shaarei-Tzion-Grades-1-dsh-6/Categories)
7. Alton Brown recipe for haggis uses kosher salt (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/haggis-recipe/index.html)
8. Both groups have found ways to make loud noises out of parts of sheep.
and number 9, drum roll please…
9. Kiddush Clubs finally explained! (credit to the Minkins)