Have you heard? A 13 year-old kid from Queens won the Scripps National Spelling Bee today on the word “knaidel!” You know, a matzoh ball!
Wait a minute. Something smells fishy. And it’s not the fish balls. You’ll never see one of those near my chicken soup.
After spending most of yesterday trying to figure out the most clear transliterations of Jacob’s grandsons, I can assure you: there’s more than one way to spell “knaidel.” Or is it “knaidel”? “Kneydel”? “K’naydell”?
Have a good shabbos, I guess! Er, I mean, shabbot shalom!