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The Baghdadi Jewish Dish that was Created in Mumbai and Kolkata

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The Baghdadi Jewish Dish that was Created in Mumbai and Kolkata

  the taste was sour and sweet, a smooth, compelling aroma filled my mouth and nose, the texture was silky, a depth in it. i’d never tasted a chicken dish like this before. i’d never tasted anything like this before. the first time i had chicken chitannee, i certainly didn’t think of aurangzeb, or the […]

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Evidence of Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem unearthed in City of David

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Evidence of Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem unearthed in City of David

By Daniel K. Eisenbud “These findings depict the affluence and character of the Judean Kingdom and are mesmerizing proof of the city’s demise at the hands of the Babylonians.” During the excavations, concentrated on the eastern slope of the City of David, structures dating more than 2,600 years ago were unearthed after being delicately extricated from […]

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Jews in Shanghai

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Jews in Shanghai

by Steve Hochstadt I        Jews in Colonial Shanghai One of the largest and most cosmopolitan cities in the world, Shanghai in the late 19th and early 20th century was an international banking city and the gun-running capital of Asia, a center for trade in textiles and opium, an open port where law was subordinated to […]

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22 Nut-Free Charoset Recipes

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22 Nut-Free Charoset Recipes

Have you tried avocadoes, bananas, ginger, chocolate or cayenne pepper in charoset? How well does traditional apples-nuts-wine charoset stand up to her cousins? Have an international Jewish taste test and discover your favorites! For each recipe, chop the ingredients, stir to blend, and experience new charoset flavors from Jewish traditions around the world. In alphabetical order: American Fusion […]

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Baghdadi Jews in Early Shanghai

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Baghdadi Jews in Early Shanghai

by Maisie J. Meyer   Many Baghdadi Jews (the term “Baghdadi” in this context encompasses Arabic speaking Jews from the Middle East, Aden and Yemen, and non-Arabic speaking Jews from Persia and Afghanistan) emigrated to escape political and religious harassment and deteriorating economic conditions in their countries of origin. Their search for new commercial opportunities […]

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TRADITIONS Of Their Own

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TRADITIONS Of Their Own

New York’s Iraqi Jews follow customs that originated far from Eastern Europe By Elicia Brown (freelance writer) April 26, 2003 [edited and corrected July 2017] In the narrow hallway outside the synagogue office, Joyce Raby Reiss slowly twirled her hands high in the air, gyrating her wrists. Her eyes sparkled. On the dance floor, a […]

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Shanghai’s Messenger

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Shanghai’s Messenger

B’Nai Yisrael: The Jewish Community of Shanghai July 1998 Press Release REBIRTH OF SHANGHAI’S JEWISH COMMUNITY: OUR FIRST TORAH IN DECADES by Jodie Goldberg and Robin Gerofsky Kaptzan On June 30th, the day prior to the dedication of a Sefer Torah at the recently renovated Ohel Rachel Synagogue for the U.S. Presidential Delegation, there was […]

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