Manischewitz has its role, but now and then a Jew needs a good cold beer. Shmaltz Brewing Co., with headquarters in San Francisco and a brewery in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has been producing beers worthy of the Chosen People for 15 years and counting.
The Manischewitz Co. celebrated the opening of its new headquarters in Newark, N.J., by making the world's longest piece of matzah. The production of the 25-foot-long matzah, equal to 336 regular matzah squares, was overseen Tuesday by Israel's Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi, Yona Metzger. Metzger also affixed mezuzahs to the doorways of the company's offices.
Okay, let's just get this out in the open. The marking of the second millennium since the birth of Jesus is, well, not a Jewish event. In fact, it doesn't take a theologian to figure out that it's pretty much a Christian way of chalking up the years.