It really happened:

A friend in Chico, California told us about a local eatery called the Oy Veh* Cafe—a Jewish deli of sorts. It seems they used to have a controversial item on the menu: the Jews for Cheeses” omelet! Apparently, enough customers complained to persuade management to remove the item from the menu. (P.S. We also have had an occasional piece of mail addressed to us as “Jews for Cheeses.”)

*Oy veh (pronounced oy vay) is a common, almost stereotypical Jewish exclamation. For example, let’s say one has difficulty getting out of a chair after supper. A proper commentary would be, “Oy veh, I knew I shouldn’t have eaten the whole thing.”

Please note your newsletter insert:

Our Millennium Fever broadside highlights the uncertainty people feel about the turn of the century. Pray, as the tension builds, that God will use this as a real opportunity to tell of the security we can have in Jesus, no matter what circumstances befall.

More Yiddish stuff:

On March 1 or 2 it’s appropriate to wish Jewish friends a gut yontif (pronounced goot yawn tiff) which means good or happy holiday. Jewish people will be celebrating the festival of Purim (pronounced poor im), which commemorates the events recorded in the book of Esther.

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