THE DELI REVIVAL AND PRACTICING AMERICAN JEWISH RELIGION
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About the Event
In the twenty-first century, there has been a nostalgic resurgence of interest in the Jewish deli menu. Jewish studies professor Rachel B. Gross examines how a revitalized deli cuisine reflects the longing of American Jews for authentic Jewish pasts and serves as a way to pass on Jewish values to future generations. Engaging in the deli revival provides an alternative, under-appreciated way of practicing American Jewish religion. This lecture will be followed by the multi-part course Food in Jewish Culture and Society by the presenter through New Lehrhaus (newlehrhaus.org).
Rachel B. Gross is Assistant Professor and John and Marcia Goldman Chair in American Jewish Studies at San Francisco State University, and studies twentieth and twenty-first-century American Jews. Her book, Beyond the Synagogue: Jewish Nostalgia as Religious Practice, received an Honorable Mention for the 2021 Saul Viener Book Prize, given by the American Jewish Historical Society.
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