Welcome to Times Will Tell, the weekly podcast from The Times of Israel. This week in honor of Christmas, we sent our New York-based film and culture critic Jordan Hoffman on an odyssey to ascertain how best to fulfill the American Jewish “mitzvah” of Chinese food and a movie.
Our tireless correspondent went deep into the heart of Chinatown and sampled dim sum and hot and sour soup. He also explains how the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is currently affecting the city that never sleeps, and who gets no (wonton) soup from him.
We hear about Columbus Park, a unique snapshot of New York at its finest, and where to for the best tea ever (and a potential last-minute prezzie).
In the second half of the show, Hoffman explores what’s screening in local theaters. What’s worth the hype — and what decidedly is not. And finally, he explains where those New Yorkers who want to fulfill the Xmas mitzvah to its fullest can have a most goyische evening out with a theater-screening of “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
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