The new National Museum of American Jewish History

A new National Museum of American Jewish History is being dedicated on Nov. 26.

Vice President Biden will lead the ceremony.

Jerry Seinfeld and Bette Midler will perform (yes, she’s Jewish).

Historians will talk, talk, talk about Jewish history.

But…it won’t take place in New York.

The museum is in Philadelphia, near Independence Hall and that bell.

When I got a press release about the dedication, I quickly skimmed it to see where in NYC the museum would be. I was surprised I hadn’t heard about it.

But New York can’t have everything, right?

It looks like a beautiful place.

How many will he eat?

I fancy myself something of a snack cake connoisseur, but I’m not sure that I’ve ever had a Tastykake.

It is a regional Philadelphia-based snack cake, of several varieties.

Which is why Philadelphia’s Cardinal Justin Rigali bet a box of them in his World Series wager with Archbishop Dolan (who promised bagels and cream cheese).

As this picture shows, Rigali paid up this week at the big meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore.


The “kakes” look like this:


Top photo: USCCB