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Nibbles, Noshes, and More: Baking Historical Hadassah Recipes

By Nicole Greenhouse Hadassah chapters have a long history of fundraising for Israeli public welfare projects and the Hadassah hospitals in at Mount Scopus and Ein Kerem. As part of their fundraising efforts, chapters produced cookbooks, made up of beloved recipes of chapter members. Many of these chapter cookbooks can be found in the Hadassah Archives.  The team working on the processing of the…

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Nourishing Tradition: Jewish Cookbooks and the Stories They Tell

Exhibition Opening Wednesday, June 29 at 6 pm To celebrate the exhibition Nourishing Tradition: Jewish Cookbooks and the Stories They Tell, the Center for Jewish History is excited to welcome Bonnie Slotnick, owner of Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks. Bonnie will share some of her experiences with Jewish cookbooks over many years of selling rare and out-of-print cookbooks, and bring a fresh perspective to the real…

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“Knaidel” is the Winning Wordby David P. Rosenberg, M.P.A., Reference Services Research Coordinator, Center for Jewish History Perhaps you heard that a Yiddish word won the National Spelling Bee for Arvind Mahankali. Yes, knaidel is spelled K-n-a-i-d-e-l according to Webster’s Third New International Dictionary–the official dictionary of the National Spelling Bee. As you may know, Yiddish is a fusion language of principally German, Hebrew…

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Consulting Jewish Cookbooks for ThanksgivingCompiled by David P. Rosenberg, M.P.A., Senior Reference Librarian – Collections, Center for Jewish History Jewish cookery book, on principles of economy: adapted for Jewish housekeepers, with the addition of many useful medicinal recipes, and other valuable information, relative to housekeeping and domestic management was the first Jewish cookbook published in America. It has instructions on how to boil and…

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A digitized page from Jewish Cookery Book by Mrs. Esther Levy. Image from the Library of Congress. Cookbooks of the Collections: An Introductionby Melanie J. Meyers, M.S., Senior Reference Librarian, Center for Jewish History The scholarly importance of food studies has exploded as more and more special collections and libraries recognize the value of cookbooks and other such items. Scholars in a multitude of disciplines—history, women’s…

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