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Not since Hillary Clinton’s infamous cookie-making comment on “60 Minutes” in 1992 (“I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies…”) has the act of baking been so politicized — until now.
Hamantaschen, the crumbly, triangular pastry, may be the most recognizable symbol of Purim. The ones people commonly imagine are filled with poppy seeds or fruit jam. The most indulgent type has tended to be chocolate.
Purim is on Sunday, and on Purim, we eat hamantaschen. Usually, the triangular pastries are made with sweet fillings. But on a day where candy is abundantly consumed, the thought of more sweet eats can be just too much to bear.
When I was asked to speak to the student body at Phillips Exeter Academy, I thought about the irony of the situation. When I was young, Exeter had very few Jewish students, all male, and those who were open about their Judaism felt isolated.