In a study detailed here, a high incidence of lactose intolerance was discovered among North American Jews, similar to findings in Jewish communities in Israel.
In a completely unrelated story, last night began the festival of Shavuot, when Israelis come together to celebrate G-d’s giving of the Torah by eating…oh, I don’t know…cheesecake and cheese blintzes.
Remind me not to get into a car with anyone until this holiday is over.
Postscript: During the few minutes it took me to write this, a friend called to tell me that he took something huge after his dairy dinner last night. (Hint: It wasn’t a leave of absence.)