October 20, 2010 3:01 am at 3:01 am #592704GARBAGEMember
from where does the minhag of eating chicken soup friday night come from?October 20, 2010 3:12 am at 3:12 am #702901
Because it tastes good?
While we have chicken soup on most Friday nights, there is the occasional week when we replace it with a potato leek soup instead.
The WolfOctober 20, 2010 3:32 am at 3:32 am #702902ronrsrMember
I am almost sure that it began in my dear grandparents’ apartments in The Bronx.
My dear wife honored the last Shabbos by making an astoundingly delicious Pumpkin-Ginger soup, featuring the fruits of the season. I am almost positive that none of my grandparents would have minded, even though they started that chicken soup minhag thing.October 20, 2010 3:36 am at 3:36 am #702903bombmaniacParticipant
probably because it tastes good and is cheap to makeOctober 20, 2010 5:19 am at 5:19 am #702904
Less than 3 days to chicken soup!!!October 20, 2010 8:41 am at 8:41 am #702905SRPsychMember
It was cold in Europe. All they had were chickens, onions, and water. = chicken soupOctober 20, 2010 8:51 am at 8:51 am #702906whatrutalkingabtMember
Maybe it came from poor people who didnt have enough chicken for the whole family and this way everyone gets to taste the chicken flavor. Its a way of stretching the chicken so more people can partake of itOctober 20, 2010 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm #702907YW Moderator-80Member
While we have chicken soup on most Friday nights, there is the occasional week when we replace it with a potato leek soup instead
my wife always cooks the chicken soup with a leek in it. i recommend your wife give it a try.October 20, 2010 1:11 pm at 1:11 pm #702908mamashtakahMember
Sometimes we have chicken soup, sometimes carrot soup, sometimes pumpkin soup, sometimes mushroom barley soup, and if we have milchigs, we will have a most delicious celery soup.October 20, 2010 1:22 pm at 1:22 pm #702909SacrilegeMember
If you get the chance, can I get your celery soup recipe? 😀October 20, 2010 1:41 pm at 1:41 pm #702910basmelechParticipant
I’ve had soups other than chicken on Fri. night and it just felt like something was missing.October 20, 2010 2:06 pm at 2:06 pm #702911cherrybimParticipant
Minhag of eating chicken soup friday night?
How else would you get three courses in one pot: soup; chicken and vegetables?
And you could take the pot off the fire before Shabbos, wrap it, and still have piping hot food at the meal.
And the bonus is that you only needed one bowl for all.
That’s the way it was, and still is for many of us.October 20, 2010 2:52 pm at 2:52 pm #702912theprof1Participant
Jewish customs in general are often hard to find the source or figure out the reasoning. But Jewish foods for Shabbos and YomTov seem to have a certain kedusha to them. If everybody eats chicken soup, with or without veggies, then obviously it has some holy cachet to it.October 20, 2010 2:54 pm at 2:54 pm #702913AinOhdMilvadoParticipant
All of you that talk about potato soup, leek soup, carrot soup, pumpkin soup on Shabbas Kodesh – SHAME ON YOU! Such apikorsus!!!
What would your great grandparents think of you?
What a boosha!!!
OY America America! Look what this guldena medina has done to us!!!
May we all do teshuva, may Mashiach come quickly and bring a return to the chicken soup with luchshen of our ancestors!
(and PLEASE don’t anyone tell me that they put the heilige kneidlach in carrot soup!)October 20, 2010 4:28 pm at 4:28 pm #702914whatrutalkingabtMember
Basmelech- I agree
I once had no gas for two weeks so I made a roasted tomato soup in the oven. The soup was good but it definitely didnt feel rightOctober 20, 2010 5:00 pm at 5:00 pm #702915oomisParticipant
One pot meal.October 20, 2010 5:56 pm at 5:56 pm #702916
my wife always cooks the chicken soup with a leek in it. i recommend your wife give it a try.
Too late. 🙂
Eeee’s chicken soup is really a chicken-vegetable soup. It *always* has leek in it (she LOVES the leek in the soup) along with potatoes, zuchinni, sweet potatoes, turnip, parsnip, carrot, onion and about half a dozen other vegetables.
The WolfOctober 20, 2010 5:57 pm at 5:57 pm #702917
SHAME ON YOU! Such apikorsus!!!
I agree. You allow this and the next thing you know, people are serving non-brown shabbos food and civilization is careening towards a fiery, apocalyptic end.
The WolfOctober 20, 2010 6:47 pm at 6:47 pm #702918minyan galMember
“my wife always cooks the chicken soup with a leek in it. i recommend your wife give it a try. “
If you want a yummy treat, peel a sweet potato and put it in your chicken soup – adds a wonderful tam and tastes great. Often there are so many assorted veggies in my pot of chicken soup that there is barely room for the bird. Most of them are pretty cooked out by the time the soup is done and are discarded when I strain my soup. I only save the carrots (and eat the sweet potato right away-cook’s treat).October 21, 2010 1:06 am at 1:06 am #702919mosheroseMember
“there is the occasional week when we replace it with a potato leek soup instead.”
You shouldnt change the soup. Chicken soup at the night suda is a minhag in most of europe and america. Much like wearing a kipah its not a din that you have to have it but its a very strong minhag and you shouldnt ignore it for soemthing else without a really good reason like allerges or something.October 21, 2010 4:33 am at 4:33 am #702920Ben TorahParticipant
Isn’t chicken soup good for a cold and the soul?October 21, 2010 5:07 am at 5:07 am #702921
44 hours to chicken soup!!!October 21, 2010 8:13 am at 8:13 am #702922emoticon613Member
mosherose you are quite nuts!October 21, 2010 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm #702923Sister BearMember
Yum chicken soup!!!!!! My father always says that the only thing that keeps him up and going in shul on Friday night is my mother’s chicken soup!!!! Heaven!!!!
mosherose – are you seriously comparing chicken soup to kippas??October 22, 2010 5:29 am at 5:29 am #702924
20 hours to chicken soup!!!
Knowing there is chicken soup Friday evening helps energize the last 3 work days of the work week.October 22, 2010 7:15 pm at 7:15 pm #702925justsmile613Participant
put parsnip in it and dill
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