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Asser Levy: America’s First Kosher Butcher

Asser Levy: America’s First Kosher Butcher

Knowing of my interest in the the history of Jewish butchers, the ever-helpful Philip Trauring of the Blood and Frogs Jewish genealogy blog sent me a link to a post from New York’s Tenement Museum, “Keeping Kosher in 17th Century New York:” November 15th, 1660 was, by any means, a normal day in the smallContinue Reading

Coming Soon: My Month of (Mostly) Meats

Coming Soon: My Month of (Mostly) Meats

In my last post, I mentioned my corned beef bliss at the Second Avenue Deli, my visit to the Leo Baeck Institute, and my planned excursion to the Tenement Museum. In different ways, all three experiences reminded me that I’ve been neglecting the meat portion of this blog — the contemplation of what life mightContinue Reading