Thursday, May 19, 2022

A Legendary Event!

I'm very excited to be running "A Biblical Feast of Exotic Legends" in Beverly Hills next month. We have an incredible menu lined up of kosher unusual foods never before served in the US! This event in particular involves an extraordinary amount of culinary and halachic ingenuity, not to mention amazing efforts to procure certain items that are exceedingly difficult to source! 

The annual benefit supports our core educational activities: the Museum's visitor experience and publications. The Museum's work nurtures a Jewish identity that embraces the natural world and its connection to Israel. For more details, see www.BiblicalFeast.org or email advancement@BiblicalNaturalHistory.org.


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  1. It would be nice to explain the purpose of this.
    I hate to judge you disfavourably, as there doesn't seem to lack people for the job, but it makes me think of some decadent roman feast.
    I'm sure there is more behind it, so why not enlighten us?

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    1. Pu-lease
      So someone actually puts some thought into the menu for a fundraising dinner and all of a sudden that's hedonism? Do you feel the same way about every other fundraising dinner with gourmet catering?
      If you read the blurb on the linked sight it actually sounds like a culinary experience with some educational purpose. Sounds good to me.

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    2. Mesorah disappears if people don't participate in it; conversely, people eating the food gives them the power of masorah.

      That was the logic behind the "Halakhic Seudot" arranged by the Aris Greenspan and Zivotovsky; I imagine a similar point could be made here.

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    3. He does this all the time. It’s a charity banquet to raise funds for the museum and teach people a few halachot at the same time.

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  2. I assume the purpose is for people to learn about unusual halachos that most of us don't usually get to apply in practice.

    (That said, I don't know that now is a good time for this COVID-wise...)

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    1. According to what Worldometer says in Israel: 100% ÷ ((Total number of cases - Total recovered) - Total dead) = less than .5%
      YA

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  3. still waiting for an event like this in London

    There is definitely appetite (pun intended).

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  4. It's called a "fundraiser". Yeshivas do it all the time.
    Anyway, if you want crass and tasteless, look at the food advertisements in all the frum magazines.

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  5. Kudos for this event. As alluded to by Nachum above, Zivotovsky and Greenspan did a great thing when they created this concept, and it is a natural fundraiser for this particular museum to do the same thing. It is not a decadent feast, it is a tasteful dinner. And those afraid of covid or kashrus simply shouldn't come. Hatzlacha.

    Gn. Pckls.

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    1. The ones I've been to had dozens of small courses- overall good and filling- with shiurim between each one. As far from hedonism as you can get.

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  6. When do we get to see the menu?

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