This Passover, Peas on Earth

By Leonard Fein

Forward Association, 2006

Sephardic and Ashkenazi kashrut laws about legumes provide an amusing but instructive example of the challenges and controversies of multicultural and multinational Judaism. Legumes have been declared kosher for Passover, a victory for the plain folk as distinguished from the elites. Lentils and their humble relatives are human forage foods. Simple, straightforward, abundantly available, food for the proletariat and not just for the plutocrats. Let all who are hungry enter and meet.

Topic: Sephardic Jews, Food, European Jews, Ashkenazi Jews, Holidays, Religious Denominations

Name of Publication: Jewish Daily Forward

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Coverage: Israel , United States

Language: English

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