I Get Ideas for Articles in Jewish Publications

How latkes reaffirmed my Judaism

What matzah ball soup taught me about social justice

Lessons I learned from bringing a Christmas tree into my grandmother’s Jewish nursing home

Herring was once a household fish—meet the young Jewish women trying to bring back an ancient delicacy

I used to eat hummus and pita—until I realized culinary cultural appropriation is one of the factors prolonging the Occupation

Mimouna—the Moroccan Jewish holiday you’ve never heard of but need to start celebrating

Mufleta—the crepe-like Moroccan Jewish delicacy you’ve never heard of but need to start eating

What gefilte fish and the patriarchy share in common—and why I won’t let my daughters go near it at shul kiddush

I baked gingerbread cookies with my kids on Christmas and the sky didn’t fall

Why my wife and I publicly agonized for months on social media over whether or not to circumcise our son, even though it was pretty clear from the beginning that we’d go ahead with it no matter what

I’m not lighting Hanukkah candles this year—and neither should you


An earlier version of “I Get Ideas for Articles in Jewish Publications” appeared in Poetica Magazine (2021 eEdition). For more poems and short fiction by Shai Afsai, see here.

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