Help Me Bring the Right Thing to a Shiva.
September 25, 2008 2:32 PM Subscribe
Heading to a shiva this weekend. Need to bring something that is a) edible and b) has a big sign that says "kosher."
posted by foxy_hedgehog to Religion & Philosophy (25 answers total)
As anyone who clicked on this probably knows, shiva is a Jewish mourning ritual for the dead. Mourners sit and receive visitors, and its traditional to bring some food for the mourners and guests to eat.
I'd like to bring a full-on dish or sandwiches, since the mourners are going to be too overwhelmed to cook. But the mourners are very religious and whatever I bring can't just be kosher in the sense of not mixing milk and meat- it needs to have an actual kosher certification.
So in other words, help. Do you know of anywhere in Manhattan I can order some dishes or a sandwich platter that's not totally bland and disgusting (which describes most kosher catered food) but that the mourners can feel comfortable eating?
Thank you so much.