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Introduction

Aaron S. Gross

in Feasting and Fasting: The History and Ethics of Jewish Food

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479899333
eISBN:
9781479893133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479899333.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

On the one hand, this book about Jewish traditions and food functions as the focal point for examining different forms of Judaism. On the other hand, this book is also a study of what we might call ... More


Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Perspectives on Food and Jewishness

David M. Freidenreich

in Feasting and Fasting: The History and Ethics of Jewish Food

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479899333
eISBN:
9781479893133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479899333.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Why should one eat—or avoid—Jewish food? What makes food “Jewish” in the first place? These questions feature prominently not only in rabbinic and other Jewish texts but also in the classical sources ... More


The Delicatessen as an Icon of Secular Jewishness

Ted Merwin

in Jewishness: Expression, Identity and Representation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113454
eISBN:
9781800340336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113454.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the Jewish delicatessen, a recognizable symbol of American Jewish culture. Today, the deli has become so identified with Jews that it has become a symbol for Jewish life in ... More


The Contemporary Jewish Food Movement in North America: A Report from the Field(s)

Andrea Most

in Jews and Their Foodways

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190265427
eISBN:
9780190461935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190265427.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the Jewish food movement in North America. The movement comprises a loosely organized group of food, social justice, agricultural, and environmental organizations, initiatives, ... More


From the Jewish Heartland: Two Centuries of Midwest Foodways

Ellen F. Steinberg and Jack H. Prost

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036200
eISBN:
9780252093159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036200.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book reveals the distinctive flavor of Jewish foods in the Midwest and tracks regional culinary changes through time. Exploring Jewish culinary innovation in America's heartland from the 1800s ... More


Paradoxes of Jews and Their Foods

Richard Wilk

in Jews and Their Foodways

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190265427
eISBN:
9780190461935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190265427.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes how Jewish food types illustrate two opposing characters of Jews—their adaptability and their resistance to change. Food historians have argued that there is a paradox with ... More


Trends in the Heartland

Ellen F. Steinberg and Jack H. Prost

in From the Jewish Heartland: Two Centuries of Midwest Foodways

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036200
eISBN:
9780252093159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036200.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Authentic and healthy, traditional plus tasty, these are phrases that are used over and over to describe today's Jewish foods. This chapter presents examples of dishes, both Ashkenazic-based and ... More


And When Not to Bother

Ellen F. Steinberg and Jack H. Prost

in From the Jewish Heartland: Two Centuries of Midwest Foodways

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036200
eISBN:
9780252093159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036200.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter first describes the central place of bread in Jewish life. Breads of every shape and variety are made and served for the Sabbath, holidays, and daily consumption: rye breads in Eastern ... More


“A Profound Love for Luscious Things”: Food as Symbolism and History in Maurice Sendak’s In the Night Kitchen

Kara K. Keeling and Scott T. Pollard

in Table Lands: Food in Children's Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496828347
eISBN:
9781496828392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828347.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

To explore Maurice Sendak’s In the Night Kitchen, this chapter utilizes research in Jewish immigrant history and migration patterns in the United States, Jewish-American foods and foodways, ... More


The Early Jewish Presence in the Middle West

Ellen F. Steinberg and Jack H. Prost

in From the Jewish Heartland: Two Centuries of Midwest Foodways

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036200
eISBN:
9780252093159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036200.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter describes the early Jewish settlers in the Midwest. The first one was a German-Jew from Berlin named Ezekiel Solomon who landed at the northern tip of the Lower Peninsula in 1761. A ... More


Midwest City Life: The Sephardim and the German-Jews

Ellen F. Steinberg and Jack H. Prost

in From the Jewish Heartland: Two Centuries of Midwest Foodways

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036200
eISBN:
9780252093159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036200.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter focuses on the Sephardic Jews who settled in the Midwest. Wherever the Sephardi settled in the Heartland, the local press often noted their presence and customs, because they were ... More


Introduction

Ellen F. Steinberg and Jack H. Prost

in From the Jewish Heartland: Two Centuries of Midwest Foodways

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036200
eISBN:
9780252093159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036200.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book explores the state, shape, change, and evolution of Midwestern Jewish cuisine through time. It tracks ... More


Ken Koltun-Fromm, Imagining Jewish Authenticity: Vision and Text in American Jewish Thought. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015. 266 pp.

Richard I. Cohen (ed.)

in Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190912628
eISBN:
9780190912659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912628.003.0024
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Society

This chapter reviews the book Imagining Jewish Authenticity: Vision and Text in American Jewish Thought (2015), by Ken Koltun-Fromm. Imagining Jewish Authenticity examines the ways in which texts and ... More


When to Cook …

Ellen F. Steinberg and Jack H. Prost

in From the Jewish Heartland: Two Centuries of Midwest Foodways

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036200
eISBN:
9780252093159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036200.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter presents several recipes along with anecdotes about them. These include legendary cook, Etheldoris Grais' recipe for “Gefilte Fish ‘Minnesota Style’” and her version of a Sephardic ... More


Jews and Their Foodways

Anat Helman (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190265427
eISBN:
9780190461935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190265427.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book is dedicated to the topic of food. As a repetitive daily practice, eating might seem banal, but as this book argues, there is no other fundamental aspect of human behavior except sexuality ... More


Eastern European Jews in the Cities

Ellen F. Steinberg and Jack H. Prost

in From the Jewish Heartland: Two Centuries of Midwest Foodways

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036200
eISBN:
9780252093159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036200.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter presents the author's account of their search for the author of a handwritten cookbook that they purchased on eBay. It was a standard composition notebook filled with more than one ... More


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