Hanukkah had an exciting start for my family! Last night, we danced in the aisles at the Joshua Nelson concert at the Metropolitan Synagogue. What an amazing way to begin the holiday. With the Kosher Gospel Singers in tow, Joshua Nelson, in true form, had the place rocking! For any one unfamiliar with Joshua’s music, he has combined Jewish religious lyrics and meanings with the soulful sounds of American gospel music into “Kosher Gospel.” Joshua Nelson has performed around the world for Presidents and other dignitaries, congregations, major music festivals—and for Oprah, who named him a “Next Big Thing.” Check out his album, Mi Chamocha, sung with an abundance of stars from the music world ranging from Aretha Franklin to the Klezmatics. Also, the acclaimed documentary film Keep on Walking is not to be missed! After 10 years of attending his concerts and happenings, can you tell we are fans! (My wife would say ‘groupies!’) Check out Joshua Nelson’s website.
Latkes galore! So really, why is this consummate of Jewish foods so delectable? Perhaps because Latkes are infused with love and creativity! My wife makes the best latkes around! In addition to potato-based latkes, Lori makes versions such as zucchini/feta cheese, curried sweet potato, sweet corn, and kitchen sink root vegetable latkes! All delicious, all served with unique sauces that complement the traditional sour cream or apple sauce!