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Definition of “birthright” (courtesy Merriam-Webster dictionary): a right that you have because you were born into a particular position, family, place, etc.
“It’s not Katz’s; you can’t recreate it — and I’m not going to try.” That’s Jake Dell, the owner of Katz’s, the deli icon that’s been slicing pastrami on the Lower East Side of Manhattan since 1888. But Dell is standing near a glowing red and white sign that, in the deli’s signature font, spells Katz’s — and this is Brooklyn; not the Lower East Side.
There is a Jewish Deli in Brooklyn that closes for Ramadan. The reason is simple, if somewhat surprising: The owner of David’s Brisket House and Deli on Nostrand Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant is Riyadh Gazali, a Muslim of Yemini descent.
“Send a salami to your boy in the army.” That slogan is how Katz’s Deli kicked off its shipping business back during World War II. In more recent years, the Lower East Side house of pastrami has shipped corned beef, pickles, knishes, soup and yes, of course pastrami (both sliced and whole) to deli lovers and home sick New Yorkers who have moved to other parts of the country.