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St. Louis Jewish Light

Pan de Los Siete Cielos

A beautiful and symbolic bread for Shavuot

MARGI LENGA KAHN, Special to the Jewish Light May 11, 2021

Salonika, also known as Thessaloniki, is a large port city on the Aegean Sea, the second largest city in Greece after Athens. Prior to 1942, more than 56,000 Jews lived here and had unique culinary traditions, including a remarkable bread for Shavuot...

Fasolakia. Photo: Michael Kahn

Jews of Greece inspire Rosh Hashanah recipes

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light September 19, 2019

I have always enjoyed Greek food, the distinctive flavors of fresh parsley, dill, garlic, oregano, cinnamon, allspice and honey, and the use of fresh lemon in so many dishes. And, of course, the luscious vegetables that thrive in Mediterranean climates:...

Kosher observers can enjoy this moussaka version. Photo: Linda Pugliese

Fresh take on a Greek classic

BY LEAH KOENIG, THE NOSHER VIA JTA August 1, 2019

Greek Jews are no strangers to moussaka, the rich casserole traditionally made from eggplant and lamb and thickly layered with bechamel. But because kosher laws prohibit the consumption of milk and meat together, Jewish versions of the dish tend to either...

Greek Jews ask U.N. to recognize Bulgarian role in deportations

JTA January 29, 2012

ATHENS—A Greek-Jewish umbrella group asked a United Nations body to make clear when commemorating Bulgaria's rescue of its own Jews the country's role in the genocide of Greek Jews. "Bulgarians saved their country's Jews in exchange for the Jews of...

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