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some sayings of ר‘משבצונה“ל

For many years I have worked hard, and struggled with mastering virtuous. Now, in addition, I’m working on becoming more virtual.
This is an expression of that effort.
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השיבנו ה‘ אליך ונשובה חדש ימינו
כעוד לא היו
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ומביא גאלה…

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what is Jewish food?

what is Jewish food?

On April 29 2002, Dr. Josh Backon <> wrote:

The opening scene in MR. SATURDAY NIGHT (about an aging Jewish comedian trying to make a comeback) has many shots of authentic Jewish food. Some of the plot revolves around Jewish food !

What is "authentic" Jewish food?

I can think of:

  • matzah
  • challah
    (only true challah (i.e. bread from which "challah is taken"))
  • charoset
  • choelent
  • I learned from some Polish Catholics that gefilete fish is an authentic Jewish food. A Polish cookbook has a recipe for "Fish the Jewish Way" which is gefilte fish and is specifically eaten on Christmas!

    What else? What determines that a particular food is "Jewish"?