Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in News, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

As part of Professor Ted Merwin’s class on Jews and Food, I will be lecturing on Yiddish food songs on Monday, October 6, 2014 at Dickinson College.  Often this particular program is presented as a sing-along among people who already know the way a Jewish Food Pyramid is built (heavy on the starches and carbs!), but here I will be addressing college students who are studying the variety of ways that food reinforces cultural bonds, signals shifts and fractures in communal life, and carries hopes and dreams from one world to another during periods of mass migration. This type of situation offers a mirror to all of us, as we examine the universal experience of acquiring, preparing and enjoying particular foods within a cultural group.

machane yehuda

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