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ONLINEThey Tried To Kill Us, We Won, Let’s Eat! Jewish Food Conquers Antisemitism

July 19, 2023 Free
Joel Haber (Courtesy photo: Fun Joel's Israel Tours)

Join us for an online exploration of Jewish food traditions and the historical connections between Jews and food with Jewish food researcher Joel Haber in our eight-part series, “The Taste of Jewish Culture.” The sixth program is “They Tried to Kill Us, We Won, Let’s Eat! Jewish Food Conquers Antisemitism.”

Jews have been oppressed throughout history. But every pot has a silver lining. Let’s look at the lighter side of darkness. How have Jews turned challenges into opportunities, and what delicious foods did we draw directly from the crucible of antisemitism?

About our presenter:

Joel Haber researches, writes about and lectures on the topic of Jewish food history, with a focus on understanding Jewish culture and history via our foods. His writing appears on his blog, along with articles in such publications as The Nosher, Tablet, Tradition and The Jewish Journal (Los Angeles). He has lectured extensively on the topic, in both online and in-person venues in multiple countries. Joel is currently writing a book that examines Shabbat stews from around the world, using them as a way of tracing the routes of Jewish migrations throughout history. In connection, he recently published the cookbook, “Chulent & Hamin: The Ultimate Jewish Comfort Food.”

Additionally, Joel has worked as a licensed tour guide in Israel for nearly a decade. In addition to hundreds of tours of a general nature, his most popular single tour is a culinary tasting and history tour in Jerusalem’s famous outdoor market, Shuk Machane Yehuda. Approximately 3,500 individuals have already joined him on that tour, along with countless others who have joined a virtual version via Zoom.

Joel was born and raised in New Jersey, lived for many excellent years in both New York City and Los Angeles, and immigrated to Israel in March 2009. He is proud to live in the special city of Jerusalem.

This series is made possible by a grant from the Congregation Ahabat Shalom Religious Fund.

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