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Community lecture: What is the Meaning of Bagels and Falafel?
November 17, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
SHAUL STAMPFER, professor at Hebrew University and author of books on Eastern European Jewry including Families, Rabbis and Education and Lithuanian Yeshivas of the Nineteenth Century, will point out the history and hidden symbolic meaning behind two classic modern Jewish foods: bagels, an iconic food of American Jewish cuisine, and falafel, which has a similar role as an Israeli Jewish food. In his talk he will highlight the process of how bagels and falafels became a national food, which illuminates not only the history of food but also the societies who created the food.
Eli N. Evans Distinguished Lecture in Jewish Studies