Here's Why There is a Tradition of New York City Jews Eating Chinese Food on Christmas Day

There's more to the tradition of New York Jewish people eating Chinese food on Christmas than just convenience. When the two largest non-Christian immigrant groups settled in lower Manhattan around the turn of the 20th century, they found themselves both without plans for the holiday. So why not celebrate together?

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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