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Chinese On Christmas

‘The Goldbergs’ creator on that Jewish culinary ritual.

Special To The Jewish Week

It’s easy to feel like you really know Adam Goldberg. He’s warm and funny. He asks questions with genuine interest and listens attentively. Having a conversation with him quickly makes you feel like you’re talking to an old friend. Another reason it’s easy to feel like you know him is because, if you’ve seen ABC’s hit sitcom, “The Goldbergs,” which he writes and produces, you’ve had an inside look at his 1980s childhood in the Philadelphia suburb of Jenkintown, Pa.

The TV versions of their creators' real-life family, which celebrated Christmas with Chinese. Image courtesy ABC

Classic Kosher Chinese Eatery Shang-Chai Closes In Brooklyn


After some four decades of stuffing kosher diners with spare ribs, egg rolls and General Tso's chicken, Shang-Chai restaurant in Brooklyn closed its doors for the last time on New Year's Day.

Final egg rolls: Shang Chai to close on New Year's Day.

We Eat Chinese On Christmas

The origins of a Jewish tradition.
Special To The Jewish Week

During Elena Kagan’s United States Supreme Court confirmation hearings of 2010, at a particularly contentious moment, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham directed the discussion to the 2009 Christmas Day bombing attempt on a Detroit-bound airliner.

The author charts the way from gefilte fish to chop suey.

Christmas In Anatevka

Last week it was the soundtrack from “Tangled,” Disney’s take on the Rapunzel fairy tale.

This week I cannot get “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “If I Were a Rich Man” out of my head. In no small part because my kids have insisted on playing “Fiddler on the Roof” and its music on a near endless loop since Saturday.

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