In secular Tel Aviv, restaurants fasted to support the war effort

Israeli tanks and APC head toward the Gaza Strip border in Southern Israel on Friday, Oct.13, 2023. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

(RNS) — On Saturday night, hours after Hamas’ surprise attack on Israel that left more than 1,300 Israelis dead and more than 120 detained in the Gaza Strip, “mashgihim” — kosher certifiers — working in restaurant kitchens across Tel Aviv, firing up ovens, boiling pots and pans and brushing table tops with vinegar to prepare … Read more