Amy Oringel’s Radio Shack microcassette recorder.
Amy Oringel and her grandfather at her wedding.
Halvah is cut and shaped for packing.
Seeds are funneled into huge metal vats of saltwater so that the seeds can be separated from the hulls.
Seeds are transferred into ovens where they are roasted. They are then ground with what is essentially a gigantic mortar and pestle, and combined with other ingredients.
Seeds are transferred to standing tubs filled with water and are mixed by hand.
Joyva uses between 3 and 4 million pounds of sesame seeds every year. They mainly come from Texas.