At sundown on Yom Kippur, observant Jews around the world will be breaking a 24 hour fast, when the Shofar is blown. Some will have a meal catered and brought to their house so the family can feast and re-fill their bellies. Others will descend upon family to dine there. Others will go out to eat (I’m sure there are other options as well… I need to find a good Jew to confirm some of these claims! 😉 ).
But here, on The Chinese Quest*, we can think of only one proper way to break a fast. And that, of course, is with Chinese food.
Breaking the Fast
Now you can imagine just how hungry observant Jews are after not having a proper bagel or pastrami sandwich for more than an entire day… yes, it’s 24 hours, but it spans a whole overnight period (what, no midnight nosh??), and entire next day through breakfast, and lunch.
If you can picture yourself as one of those Jews (like everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, today everyone should feel our hunger, and be honorary Jews)… hungered beyond belief… hankering for something tasty and delicious. Don’t worry about filling yourself. You just want something to eat. Now. NOW!
What, pray tell (no pun intended), would be the VERY first dish that you would go for??
Just sit right back and enjoy a meal of your favorite goodies. And if it’s not Chinese food, then so be it! Who are we to tell you what to eat? Go ask your mother!!
Humbly submitted for your consumption,
—Mee Magnum (“Chop! Chop!”)
* Please note that the views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent, nor reflect, upon the views of the entire members of our tribe, better known as The Chinese Quest, or the Brother’s Mee.