Jewish Soul Food

From Minsk to Marrakesh, More Than 100 Unforgettable Dishes Updated for Today's Kitchen
Author: Janna Gur
Publisher: Schocken
ISBN: 0805243097
Category: Cooking
Page: 240
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The author of the acclaimed The Book of New Israeli Food returns with a cookbook devoted to the culinary masterpieces of Jewish grandmothers from Minsk to Marrakesh: recipes that have traveled across continents and cultural borders and are now brought to life for a new generation. For more than two thousand years, Jews all over the world developed cuisines that were suited to their needs (kashruth, holidays, Shabbat) but that also reflected the influences of their neighbors and that carried memories from their past wanderings. These cuisines may now be on the verge of extinction, however, because almost none of the Jewish communities in which they developed and thrived still exist. But they continue to be viable in Israel, where there are still cooks from the immigrant generations who know and love these dishes. Israel has become a living laboratory for this beloved and endangered Jewish food. The more than one hundred original, wide-ranging recipes in Jewish Soul Food—from Kubaneh, a surprising Yemenite version of a brioche, to Ushpa-lau, a hearty Bukharan pilaf—were chosen not by an editor or a chef but, rather, by what Janna Gur calls “natural selection.” These are the dishes that, though rooted in their original Diaspora provenance, have been embraced by Israelis and have become part of the country’s culinary landscape. The premise of Jewish Soul Food is that the only way to preserve traditional cuisine for future generations is to cook it, and Janna Gur gives us recipes that continue to charm with their practicality, relevance, and deliciousness. Here are the best of the best: recipes from a fascinatingly diverse food culture that will give you a chance to enrich your own cooking repertoire and to preserve a valuable element of the Jewish heritage and of its collective soul. (With full-color photographs throughout.) From the Hardcover edition.

Jewish Soul Food

Traditional Fare and what it Means
Author: Carol Ungar
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 161168501X
Category: Jewish cooking
Page: 205
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A lighthearted introduction to the art of traditional Jewish cooking, which links Jewish foods and Jewish beliefs

Knish

In Search of the Jewish Soul Food
Author: Laura Silver
Publisher: Brandeis University Press
ISBN: 1611685451
Category: Cooking
Page: 300
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When Laura Silver's favorite knish shop went out of business, the native New Yorker sank into mourning, but then she sprang into action. She embarked on a round-the-world quest for the origins and modern-day manifestations of the knish. The iconic potato pie leads the author from Mrs. Stahl's bakery in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, to an Italian pasta maker in New JerseyÑand on to a hunt across three continents for the pastry that shaped her identity. Starting in New York, she tracks down heirs to several knish dynasties and discovers that her own family has roots in a Polish town named Knyszyn. With good humor and a hunger for history, Silver mines knish lore for stories of entrepreneurship, survival, and major deliciousness. Along the way, she meets Minnesota seniors who make knishes for weekly fundraisers, foodies determined to revive the legacy of Mrs. Stahl, and even the legendary knish maker's granddaughters, who share their joie de vivreÑand their family recipe. Knish connections to Eleanor Roosevelt and rap music? Die-hard investigator Silver unearths those and other intriguing anecdotes involving the starchy snack once so common along Manhattan's long-lost Knish Alley. In a series of funny, moving, and touching episodes, Silver takes us on a knish-eye tour of worlds past and present, thus laying the foundation for a global knish renaissance.

Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul

Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit
Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1453280103
Category: Self-Help
Page: 400
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Storytelling is a major component of Jewish tradition and this book honors that heritage with stories that celebrate the joys, sorrows and challenges of being Jewish. Some stories are timely and others are timeless, yet all are filled with heart-and, of course, love.

Encyclopedia of Jewish Food


Author: Gil Marks
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0544186311
Category: Cooking
Page: 672
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A comprehensive, A-to-Z guide to Jewish foods, recipes, and culinary traditions—from an author who is both a rabbi and a James Beard Award winner. Food is more than just sustenance. It’s a reflection of a community’s history, culture, and values. From India to Israel to the United States and everywhere in between, Jewish food appears in many different forms and variations, but all related in its fulfillment of kosher laws, Jewish rituals, and holiday traditions. The Encyclopedia of Jewish Food explores unique cultural culinary traditions as well as those that unite the Jewish people. Alphabetical entries—from Afikomen and Almond to Yom Kippur and Za’atar—cover ingredients, dishes, holidays, and food traditions that are significant to Jewish communities around the world. This easy-to-use reference includes more than 650 entries, 300 recipes, plus illustrations and maps throughout. Both a comprehensive resource and fascinating reading, this book is perfect for Jewish cooks, food enthusiasts, historians, and anyone interested in Jewish history or food. It also serves as a treasure trove of trivia—for example, the Pilgrims learned how to make baked beans from Sephardim in Holland. From the author of such celebrated cookbooks as Olive Trees and Honey, the Encyclopedia of Jewish Food is an informative, eye-opening, and delicious guide to the culinary heart and soul of the Jewish people.

The Book of New Israeli Food

A Culinary Journey
Author: Janna Gur
Publisher: Kuperard (Bravo Limited)
ISBN: 0805212248
Category: Cooking
Page: 303
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Brings together a collection of kosher recipes and culinary history in a volume that captures the broad diversity of modern-day Israeli cuisine, with dishes ranging from new interpretations of traditional classics to innovative exotic specialities.

Repair of the Soul

Metaphors of Transformation in Jewish Mysticism and Psychoanalysis
Author: Karen E. Starr
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1135468885
Category: Psychology
Page: 160
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Repair of the Soul examines transformation from the perspective of Jewish mysticism and psychoanalysis, addressing the question of how one achieves self-understanding that leads not only to insight but also to meaningful change. In this beautifully written and thought-provoking book, Karen Starr draws upon a contemporary relational approach to psychoanalysis to explore the spiritual dimension of psychic change within the context of the psychoanalytic relationship. Influenced by the work of Lewis Aron, Steven Mitchell and other relational theorists, and drawing upon contemporary scholarship in the field of Jewish studies, Starr brings the ideas of the Kabbalah, the ancient Jewish mystical tradition, into dialogue with modern psychoanalytic thought. Repair of the Soul provides a scholarly integration of several kabbalistic and psychoanalytic themes relating to transformation, including faith, surrender, authenticity, and mutuality, as well as a unique exploration of the relationship of the individual to the universal. Starr uses the Kabbalah’s metaphors as a vivid framework with which to illuminate the experience of transformation in psychoanalytic process, and to explore the evolving view of the psychoanalytic relationship as one in which both parties - the analyst as well as the patient - are transformed.

Does the Soul Survive? 2nd Edition

A Jewish Journey to Belief in Afterlife, Past Lives & Living with Purpose
Author: Rabbi Elie Kaplan Spitz
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580238181
Category: Religion
Page: 281
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Draws on Jewish texts to share that belief in near-death experiences, reincarnation, past-life memory and the work of mediums is in fact true to Jewish tradition. Rabbi Spitz looks squarely at both sides of the issues in this updated second edition, including the discrepancies in near-death experiences and other accounts.

The Covenant Kitchen

Food and Wine for the New Jewish Table
Author: Jeff Morgan
Publisher: Schocken
ISBN: 0805243267
Category: Cooking
Page: 272
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The ultimate kosher cookbook for food lovers, with more than one hundred mouthwatering recipes complete with suggested wine pairings, from the veteran cookbook authors and owners of the acclaimed Covenant Winery in California. Filled with the flavors of Italy, Provence, North Africa, Asia, California, and Israel, these original, easy-to-prepare recipes take kosher dining to a new, contemporary level of sophistication. With more than two decades of professional food-writing and wine-making experience, Jeff and Jodie Morgan share their favorite recipes and—in a first for a kosher cookbook—detailed suggested wine pairings, to give us a cookbook that respects Jewish customs, gives traditional food creative culinary makeovers, and introduces flavorful new dishes that will quickly become family favorites. The Covenant Kitchen includes informative sidebars on how to select the right wine for any occasion, on the requirements for kosher food preparation, and on how to prepare the basics. With sample menus for Jewish holidays and the fascinating story of wine in ancient Israel and throughout Jewish history, The Covenant Kitchen puts a fresh spin on one of the world’s oldest culinary traditions. With beautiful full-color illustrations throughout. Published by Schocken Books and OU Press From the Hardcover edition.

Jew Vs. Jew

The Struggle for the Soul of American Jewry
Author: Samuel G. Freedman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684859459
Category: Social Science
Page: 397
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Explores the meaning of Judaism in America today, concluding that beneath its prosperous exterior, American Jews are bitterly divided along sectarian and political lines.

The Cooking Gene

A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South
Author: Michael W. Twitty
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062876570
Category: Cooking
Page: 464
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A renowned culinary historian offers a fresh perspective on our most divisive cultural issue, race, in this illuminating memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture that traces his ancestry—both black and white—through food, from Africa to America and slavery to freedom. Southern food is integral to the American culinary tradition, yet the question of who "owns" it is one of the most provocative touch points in our ongoing struggles over race. In this unique memoir, culinary historian Michael W. Twitty takes readers to the white-hot center of this fight, tracing the roots of his own family and the charged politics surrounding the origins of soul food, barbecue, and all Southern cuisine. From the tobacco and rice farms of colonial times to plantation kitchens and backbreaking cotton fields, Twitty tells his family story through the foods that enabled his ancestors’ survival across three centuries. He sifts through stories, recipes, genetic tests, and historical documents, and travels from Civil War battlefields in Virginia to synagogues in Alabama to Black-owned organic farms in Georgia. As he takes us through his ancestral culinary history, Twitty suggests that healing may come from embracing the discomfort of the Southern past. Along the way, he reveals a truth that is more than skin deep—the power that food has to bring the kin of the enslaved and their former slaveholders to the table, where they can discover the real America together. Illustrations by Stephen Crotts

The Forever Summer


Author: Jamie Brenner
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316394882
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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*A National Bestseller* When a DNA test reveals long-buried secrets, three generations of women reunite on Cape Cod for the homecoming of a lifetime. Marin Bishop has always played by the rules, and it's paid off: at twenty-eight she has a handsome fiancé, a prestigious Manhattan legal career, and the hard-won admiration of her father. But one moment of weakness leaves Marin unemployed and alone, all in a single day. Then a woman claiming to be Marin's half-sister shows up, and it's all Marin can do not to break down completely. Seeking escape, Marin agrees to a road trip to meet the grandmother she never knew she had. As the summer unfolds at her grandmother's quaint beachside B&B, it becomes clear that the truth of her half-sister is just the beginning of revelations that will change Marin's life forever. THE FOREVER SUMMER is a delicious page-turner and a provocative exploration of what happens when our notions of love, truth, and family are put to the ultimate test. Full of delicious descriptions of coastal New England and richly imagined characters, THE FOREVER SUMMER is an emotional, hot-topic page-turner and a summer must-read

Strangers in Budapest

A Novel
Author: Jessica Keener
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 161620768X
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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“Jessica Keener has written a gorgeous, lyrical, and sweeping novel about the tangled web of past and present. Suspenseful, perceptive, fast-paced, and ultimately restorative.” —Susan Henderson, author of Up from the Blue Budapest: gorgeous city of secrets, with ties to a shadowy, bloody past. It is to this enigmatic European capital that a young American couple, Annie and Will, move from Boston with their infant son shortly after the fall of the Communist regime. For Annie, it is an effort to escape the ghosts that haunt her past, and Will wants simply to seize the chance to build a new future for his family. Eight months after their move, their efforts to assimilate are thrown into turmoil when they receive a message from friends in the US asking that they check up on an elderly man, a fiercely independent Jewish American WWII veteran who helped free Hungarian Jews from a Nazi prison camp. They soon learn that the man, Edward Weiss, has come to Hungary to exact revenge on someone he is convinced seduced, married, and then murdered his daughter. Annie, unable to resist anyone’s call for help, recklessly joins in the old man’s plan to track down his former son-in-law and confront him, while Will, pragmatic and cautious by nature, insists they have nothing to do with Weiss and his vendetta. What Annie does not anticipate is that in helping Edward she will become enmeshed in a dark and deadly conflict that will end in tragedy and a stunning loss of innocence. Atmospheric and surprising, Strangers in Budapest is, as bestselling novelist Caroline Leavitt says, a “dazzlingly original tale about home, loss, and the persistence of love.”

Cook, Pray, Eat Kosher

The Essential Kosher Cookbook for the Jewish Soul
Author: Mia Adler Ozair
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780990601418
Category:
Page: N.A
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With over 90 delicious recipes, this heartfelt book is more than just a cookbook; it is a spiritual exploration of Jewish life and its deep connections with food. Playing on the culturally diverse nature of her own marriage, the author weaves together the culinary delights of both Ashkenazi and Sepharadi heritages offering a full range of dishes for every palate. Included are original guides for how to prepare meals for and observe the Sabbath and holidays, how to fulfill the woman's mitzvah of making and taking challah, and a profound reflection on the essential connections between food and the Jewish soul. Cook, Pray, Eat Kosher is the newest essential ingredient for any Jewish kitchen.

The Soul of Jewish Social Justice


Author: Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz
Publisher: Urim Publications
ISBN: 9655241564
Category: Religion
Page: 463
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The Soul of Jewish Social Justice offers a novel intellectual and spiritual approach for how Jewish wisdom must be relevant and transformational in its application to the most pressing moral problems of our time. The book explores how spirituality, ritual, narratives, holidays, and tradition can enhance one’s commitment to creating a more just society. Readers will discover how the Jewish social justice ethos can help address issues of education reform, ethical consumption, the future of Israel, immigration, prison reform, violence, and business ethics.

Let's Eat

Jewish Food and Faith
Author: Lori Stein,Ronald H. Isaacs
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442271043
Category: Cooking
Page: 288
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Jewish food is simmered in a rich broth of history, culture, geography, and religion. This book introduces readers to the connection between Jewish food and the values and traditions of Judaism, offering insight into the meaning and significance of the foods that Jews use to celebrate holidays and life events. Includes more than 40 recipes.

The Soul of Judaism

Jews of African Descent in America
Author: Bruce D. Haynes
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479800635
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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A glimpse into the diverse stories of Black Jews in the United States What makes a Jew? This book traces the history of Jews of African descent in America and the counter-narratives they have put forward as they stake their claims to Jewishness. The Soul of Judaism offers the first exploration of the full diversity of Black Jews, including bi-racial Jews of both matrilineal and patrilineal descent; adoptees; black converts to Judaism; and Black Hebrews and Israelites, who trace their Jewish roots to Africa and challenge the dominant western paradigm of Jews as white and of European descent. Blending historical analysis and oral history, Haynes showcases the lives of Black Jews within the Orthodox, Conservative, Reconstruction and Reform movements, as well as the religious approaches that push the boundaries of the common forms of Judaism we know today. He illuminates how in the quest to claim whiteness, American Jews of European descent gained the freedom to express their identity fluidly while African Americans have continued to be seen as a fixed racial group. This book demonstrates that racial ascription has been shaping Jewish selfhood for centuries. Pushing us to reassess the boundaries between race and ethnicity, it offers insight into how Black Jewish individuals strive to assert their dual identities and find acceptance within their respective communities. Putting to rest the simplistic notion that Jews are white and that Black Jews are therefore a contradiction, the volume argues that we can no longer pigeonhole Black Hebrews and Israelites as exotic, militant, and nationalistic sects outside the boundaries of mainstream Jewish thought and community life. The volume spurs us to consider the significance of the growing population of self-identified Black Jews and its implications for the future of American Jewry.

Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul

Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit
Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1453280103
Category: Self-Help
Page: 400
View: 636

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Storytelling is a major component of Jewish tradition and this book honors that heritage with stories that celebrate the joys, sorrows and challenges of being Jewish. Some stories are timely and others are timeless, yet all are filled with heart-and, of course, love.

The Jewish Soul on Fire


Author: Esther Jungreis
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 242
View: 6831

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The celebrated rebbetzin, widely known for her dramatic lectures and founder of an international Jewish heritage movement, outlines her views on the values of faith and the traditional, family-centered way of life