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The Cook Behind America's First Yiddish Cookbook

Several years ago, while on a walk with his dog, John Lankenau came across a tombstone leaning against a fire hydrant on Manhattan’s East Fourth Street. Most of the writing on the tombstone was in Hebrew, but not the name: Hinda Amchanitzky.

Who Took the Crown at the Manischewitz Cook-Off?

Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, with Kosher Cook-Off finalists.

Image: Lucy Cohen Blatter

Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, with Kosher Cook-Off finalists.

Before we get to the food (and believe us, we’ll get to the food), we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out how much of a rock star Newark mayor Cory Booker was at the seventh annual Man-O-Manischewitz Kosher Cook-Off on Thursday.

Isaac Bashevis Singer, Yiddish Food Writer


Editor’s Note: The Beet-Eating Heeb is the nom de plume of Jeffrey Cohan, a former journalist in Forest Hills, PA. He also blogs about Judaism and veganism on his own website.

Krakow’s 'Jewish' Cafes

Steve Weintraub reacts to the decor.

Image: Ruth Ellen Gruber

Steve Weintraub reacts to the decor.

Krakow’s old Jewish quarter, Kazimierz, is famous (or notorious, depending on how you look at it) for its Jewish-themed tourist infrastructure. Its “Jewish” cafes present a nostalgic literary image of prewar Jewish life — some with taste and sensitivity, others in a disturbingly kitschy manner.

Q&A: A Yiddish Farm Grows in New York

Image: Courtesy of Naftali Ejdelman

Like a number of young American Jews involved in the “food movement,” a group of about 10 people will gather this summer at an organic farm. They’ll harvest the farm’s bounty, participate in cooking classes, study Jewish texts and form an intentional community. But this group will do it all in Yiddish.

Share the Bounty

Share the Bounty