>While I eagerly anticipate a delicious meal and fine company at my in-laws' house tonight, I would love to celebrate the New Year with them:

After Rosh Hashanah services this morning, Shirley Kehimkar has invited family and friends home to enjoy an Indian feast she planned to get up at 3 a.m. to start preparing, including rice pilaf, chicken curry and grouper fish.

"A Jew is a Jew. We're the same everywhere, but I do like spicing up my food," Kehimkar, 65, a retired civil servant who came to Canada in 1969, says with a chuckle.

The rest of The Star's article on the the teensy Indian-Jewish-Canadian population in the Toronto area is very interesting as well. (How many times can I tag a post "Hindi" and "Jewishness?!?" A very unique opportunity here indeed!)

If you have any desire to read more about my thoughts on Jewishness, this time in conjunction with feminism, I wrote about the subject today at BlogHer.