Ham for HanukkahOy, Vey! Talk about a faux pas! It seems well-known New York grocer, Balducci's, has some unorthodox ideas about how to celebrate Hanukkah. A shopper spotted the sign "Delicious for Chanukah--Boneless Spiral Ham" and couldn't resist taking a picture of the bone-headed blunder (right), no doubt committed by some clueless goyishe meat clerk. The story has been making the rounds in the New York papers and local television stations.
Non-plussed by the mistake, most Jews interviewed for the story seem to be taking it in stride getting a good laugh out of it rather than being offended. Balducci's issued an apology via their website and said they would be re-training their employees. Yeah--that'd be good.