Liberally translated from the Hebrew, here.
Residents of the Zayit neighborhood in Efrat have decided to organize an evening for "guys' night out."
The Program: Who will be the Cholent King of Efrat?
20 kinds of Cholent will compete for the coveted title.
Who will be the judges? Rabbi Shlomo Riskin -- the Chief Rabbi of Efrat, MK Uri Orbach, and Chairman of ZAKA, Yehuda Meshi-Zahav
The women of the Zayit neighborhood in Efrat, Gush Etzion organized a "womens'-only" evening that included visiting Rachel's Tomb and more. Their husband's felt discriminated against and decided to organize a special evening for men only: An "Iron Chef" competition for the ultimate Cholent: Approximately 20 men will prepare this classic Jewish dish, and they will compete for the coveted title, the "Cholent King of Efrat."
What types of Cholent will they be preparing? Each contestant will cook his recipe from his own personal tradition. Some types include "Chulent in a "Poike", South African Cholent, and Egyptian "Dafini" Cholent.
And the prizes? The first place winner will receive a special apron, captioned "Cholent King of the Zayit Neighborhood of Efrat," while the second place winner will receive a premium bone steak.
Yechiel Fishman, chairman of the Zayit synagogue said: "The "Zayit Ra'anan community is a young, dynamic and vibrant community, and this is just one of many activities throughout the year showing the variety of the human mosaic of our synagogue. This initiative was to test men's cooking skills in the community, for the once a month Kiddushim. The women are the big winners, and we prove that we can also be "Iron Chefs."
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