Friday, September 29, 2017

Discovering Yom Kippur Tradition And A Beautiful Break-Fast Pastry In Mumbai

Puri, a filled pastry made in Mumbai’s Indian-Jewish community to break the fast after Yom Kippur. Pic by Shulie Madnick
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Note : The Jewish Daily Forward is the largest Jewish newspaper in the US out of NYC.

Shulie Madnick of Foodwanderings was born in Israel and lives in the US. Niv Mani of Panfusine introduced us on FB. I still remember our first discussion on Kadve Vaal and ever since we have been talking about food, places, family and other things. I was totally taken by surprise when I read on her blog that her father was born in Navgaon, neighbor to my village Thal.
The pull of her Indian roots so strong that she visited India last year and has been writing about her exploration of the food and culture of the Bene Israeli Jews in India.
For a person not born in this country, I am fascinated that she cooks Indian food that she learnt while growing up from her mother. When she is writing a piece like this she puts in so much passion that it rubs on you. I have enjoyed these conversations a lot when she almost worked like an investigative journalist. We both trying to figure out things that her mother said from her memories of India before she went to Israel. Its such an exciting journey to be part of.

Here is what my husband, AC says about this article:
Fascinating story of an Israel born Indian Bene Israeli woman married to an American and living in the US. Who visited our country to explore the food and culture of her parents traveling to places where this community first landed and then spread across. Much like us Parsi and assimilated.

Hope you enjoy the read as much as I enjoyed being part of Shulie's research.

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