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Israelis enjoy Polish-style Christmas Eve dinner

Israelis of Polish origin or affiliation enjoyed a traditional Polish-style Christmas Eve dinner, reminiscing about such occasions back in Poland in the old days when Christians and Jews alike were enjoying this delicious dinner together.
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HAIFA, Israel — It started with the vodka, of course. Each of the participants at a traditional Polish Christmas Eve dinner Dec. 1 at the Colony Hotel received a shot on an empty stomach. That was how one of the events of Polish Culinary Week began.

“We stuck to tradition, but people aren’t supposed to drink alcohol on Christmas Eve,” Arieh Rosen, who manages cultural events for the Polish Institute in Israel, told Al-Monitor. 

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