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Seltzer has long been a Jewish beverage of choice, from the saloons of the Lower East Side to the Shabbat tables of today. And it looks like America is catching on, as seltzer consumption hits a new record.
I hate beets. Even though I have some Russian blood through my mother’s side, I have never really gotten the appeal. Sure, they’re gorgeous to look at. Sure, they’re fun to cook with because they stain your hands like you’re a victim of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. But delicious? No.
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.
Observant Jews in far-flung locales face difficulty in getting kosher food, but perhaps nowhere is the challenge more acute than in Siberia’s Birobidzhan region, where a community of a few thousand — the remnant of a failed Soviet experiment in creating a Jewish mini-state - is trying to procure a steady supply of kosher meat and cheese.
Tu B’av is being called the Jewish holiday of love. Here, some dessert recipes to help spark passion in the kitchen and elsewhere.