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July 27, 2020 by

Get Your Chill On

The first cold soup I ever tasted I hated. For years. 

How unfortunate that it was introduced to me (dare I say pushed on me?) by the two women I admired most, my mother and my small-but-mighty Russian grandmother. Imagine walking seven long blocks home from elementary school for a tasty lunch, only to be met by a bowl of beet borscht from a jar. Yes, jarred!  Two women who made from scratch the hit parade of Ashkenazic food– chicken soup, brisket, tongue, sweetbreads, both potato and noodle kugels, even gefilte fish– loved their industrial borscht, adding sour cream to complete the dish. I gagged trying to get it down, rarely succeeding.

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July 27, 2020 by

The Ashkenazi Table •

Explore the heart of Ashkenazi Jewish food in a course featuring hundreds of never-before-seen archival objects, lectures by scholars, and video demonstrations of favorite Jewish recipes by renowned chefs. The essence of these Jewish foods has remained constant even as the recipes have evolved and changed with the migration of Jews around the world. Featuring Joan Nathan, Michael Twitty, Alice Feiring, Mitchell Davis (James Beard Foundation), Niki Russ Federman & Josh Russ Tupper (Russ & Daughters), Jake Dell (Katz’s Deli), Darra Goldstein, Liz Alpern & Jeffrey Yoskowitz (The Gefilteria), Lior Lev Sercarz (La Boite), Adeena Sussman, Ilan Stavans, Leah Koenig, Michael Wex—and more. Free if you register before December 31. Take the class at any time, at your own pace. yivo.org/Food

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September 27, 2018 by

Are Ashkenazi Jews White?

“You may not feel white, but that doesn’t take away the privilege. In America, race is not a choice. It’s assigned.”

NYLAH BURTON, “White Jews, Stop Calling Yourselves White-Passing,” Forward, July 2, 2018.

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